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Published:April 20th, 2009 14:04 EST
Craigslist CEO, Jim Buckmaster chats with Judyth Piazza on the American Perspective

Craigslist CEO, Jim Buckmaster chats with Judyth Piazza on the American Perspective

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

 

CEO since November 2000, Jim has led craigslist to be the world`s most used classifieds in any medium, and one of the most popular websites in the world (trailing YHOO, TWX, MSFT, EBAY, GOOG, NWS in page views) -- while maintaining its renowned public service mission, non-corporate vibe, and headcount of less than 20.

Formerly served as craigslist`s lead programmer and CTO, contributing the site`s multi-city architecture, search engine, discussion forums, flagging system, self-posting process, homepage design, personals categories, and best-of-craigslist.

Before joining craigslist, directed web development for Creditland (defunct) and Quantum. In 1994-95, built a terabyte-scale database-driven public website for ICPSR at U-Mich.

Graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech with a bachelors in biochemistry, and studied medicine and classics at the University of Michigan.