Steve Huffman became one of the first confirmed speakers to attend this years Shift Conference that will take place June 11 and 12 in the most beautiful city in the world.
Steve Huffman graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Computer Science in 2005. Immediately after leaving Virginia, he teamed up with Aaron Swartz and classmate Alexis Ohanian to start reddit, which was initially funded by Y Combinator. Reddit was later acquired by Conde Nast Publications in 2006 and has since grown into the largest social news site and one of the largest communities on the Internet with over 5 billion page-views and 100 million visitors per month.
Huffman left reddit.com in October 2009. He teamed up with Adam Goldstein in 2010 to build Hipmunk, the travel site he launched which replaces the spreadsheet-like search results that most travel sites use with a more useful design. The site aims to take the agony out finding plane tickets and hotels online, supplying the users with real time travel information as well as it organizes the data in multiple ways such as price, flight duration and the overall level of comfort. Hipmunk has been named to Time Magazine’s Top 50 Websites and Top 10 Smart-Phone Apps, and Steve was named to Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in 2011 and Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2012.
Steve has also worked on Breadpig with Ohanian who was the founder. The name came into existence after the two searched for domain names with the word “read” in them. “Breadpig” was one of the terms that popped up, thus it remained the name of the site. In April 2012, Huffman served as the instructor for an e-learning course “CS253: Web Application Engineering” by the online provider Udacity.