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Craig Federighi

Craig Federighi
Born June 1970 (age 45)
Nationality US
Alma mater MS and BS University of California, Berkeley
Occupation SVP of Software engineering at Apple Inc

Craig Federighi (born 1970) is Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Federighi oversees the development of iOS, OS X and Apple's common operating system engineering teams. His teams are responsible for delivering the software at the heart of Apple's innovative products, including the user interface, applications and frameworks.[1][2]

Early life

After graduating from Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California, Federighi earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.[3] He is of Italian descent.[4]

Career

Federighi worked under Steve Jobs at NeXT, where he led development of the Enterprise Objects Framework.[5] He joined Apple when it acquired NeXT in 1996, but then left it in 1999 for the enterprise IT company Ariba, where he was Chief Technology Officer.

Return to Apple

He returned to Apple in 2009 and led Mac OS X engineering. On March 23, 2011, Federighi succeeded Bertrand Serlet as vice president of Mac Software Engineering at Apple,[6] and on August 27, 2012 he was promoted to senior vice president, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.[2] On October 29, 2012, upon the announcement of Scott Forstall's departure from Apple, his role was expanded to encompass iOS in addition to Mac Software Engineering.[7] As such, he has been credited for leading the development of OS X and iOS user interfaces towards a more minimalist direction, featuring extensive use of negative space, text replacing icons, brighter colours and translucency effects.

Within the community of Apple users and developers, Federighi is known for his energetic presentations of new Apple software, frequently featuring absurdist humour such as references to his somewhat Rush. He introduced iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks at Apple's developer conference WWDC 2013, and iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite at WWDC 2014. [8][9] At WWDC 2015, where he delivered most of Apple's main opening day two hour presentation, Federighi introduced iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 "El Capitan”, and revealed plans to release Apple’s new programming language Swift as an open source project.[10]

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