Ben Adida

Mentor

Director Engineering, Square

Ben is Director of Engineering at Square. His passion is using technology to empower and level the playing field. Ben has extensive experience in payments & identity, voting technology, health IT, security & privacy, and Web architecture. He has developed free software for more than 15 years and Web software for close to 20 years. He is a Board Member at Creative Commons and a technical advisor to Harvard Medical School.Previously, Ben was Director of Engineering at Mozilla, Research Faculty at Harvard Medical School / Children's Hospital Boston, and research fellow with the Center for Research on Computation and Society at Harvard. Ben co-founded three bootstrapped startups: ArsDigita (1998), OpenForce (2000), and Webdash (2005). He received his PhD from MIT's Cryptography and Information Security group.

Expertise

  • Product Market Fit
  • Engineering
  • Cryptography
  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Web Platform
  • Team Development
  • Creative Commons
  • Open Source
  • Health
  • IT
  • Software
  • Bootstraping