Chris Pederick

Currently the Director of Engineering at Bleacher Report.


May 2009–present

Director of Engineering at Bleacher Report

October 2001May 2009

Technical Architect at Razorfish

  • Architected and implemented a number of successful enterprise-scale web site launches and redesigns
  • Equally adept managing and developing both the front-end and back-end of a web site
  • Worked directly with clients and managed teams of more than five developers
  • A leader in the front-end development group advocating web standards both internally and to clients

July 1998September 2001

Senior Developer at Quidnunc

  • Technical lead on a variety of projects with responsibilities including pre-sales, analysis, design, implementation, testing and training
  • Part of the core team that opened the San Francisco office after transferring from London

July 1997September 1997

Developer at ICL Advanced Technology Centre

  • Built intelligent, autonomous agents using alpha-release IBM software to develop custom genetic algorithms in Java
  • Presented work to a number of multi-national insurance and banking companies

Independent Work

Firefox Extension Author

Author of the Web Developer and User Agent Switcher Firefox extensions–two of the most popular extensions for the browser.


Presented a “Firefox Web Development” session at the Webmaster Jam Session 2008 conference and a “jQuery Migration” talk at Yelp.

Firefox Contest Winner

Winner of a grand prize in the inaugural Extend Firefox contest for the Web Developer extension in the “Best Upgraded Extension” category.

Magazine Interview

Interviewed by Om Malik for an article about the rise of Firefox in Business 2.0 magazine.



BSc (Honors) degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Psychology from Nottingham University, England

Degree covered topics from object modeling and user interface design to cognitive psychology and neural networks. The final year project was an artificial intelligence study in “evolving” pursuit and evasion strategies using genetic algorithms written in Java.