From Google and Mozilla to startups and solo ventures, Marcus Cavanaugh strives to create great products & experiences.
As the first full-time employee at a venture-backed gaming startup, he led teams shipping products internationally, architected backend systems serving millions of users, and contributed substantially to their open-source engine.
Marcus’s real-time browser-based multiplayer gaming service, GamingPeak, was a leading online card-and-board-game destination after Microsoft’s Gaming Zone shut down in 2006. After hosting over fifty thousand players, thousands of live tournaments, and countless chat messages, it was acquired by Game Closure in 2011.
He works on Firefox OS at Mozilla in San Francisco.
Outside work, Marcus enjoys running, frisbee, his dog (Riker), and rye whiskey (neat).
Things To Read
GamingPeak: I built and ran a successful multiplayer online gaming website from 2006–2011.
Demons: Take your mental health seriously; talk to someone about your demons.
Laser Eye Surgery: A log of my procedure from 2011. (Do it!)
The Zen of Hacker News: Haters gonna hate.