Ken Kocienda

Author, Former Principal Engineer of iPhone Software at Apple

Ken Kocienda was a software engineer and designer at Apple for over fifteen years. After graduating from Yale, he fixed motorcycles, worked in the editorial library of a newspaper, taught English in Japan, and made fine art photographs. Eventually, he discovered the internet, taught himself computer programming, and made his way through a succession of dot-com-era startups, before landing at Apple in 2001, where he worked on the software teams that created the Safari web browser, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Recently, Ken wrote a book about his Apple career entitled Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs. Ken lives in San Jose, California with his wife.


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