About Adam Fisk

I was formerly the lead engineer for LimeWire, where I worked for 4 years before leaving to work on LittleShoot, a p2p browser plugin and integrated web site that is, well, just really cool. It’s based on open protocols like SIP, STUN, and ICE, but it also seamlessly integrates various disparate parts of the web, giving you access to YouTube, Flickr, and iMeem alongside p2p content sources. It also allows any site to seamlessly integrate p2p, offloading Flash videos to LittleShoot’s P2P CDN without the user ever knowing, for example. It’s like BitTorrent on steroids with a bit of RedSwoosh, YouTube, and Flash thrown in. It’s hard to fully describe the user experience, so you should just take it for a spin.

You might be curious about the origins of the name “Route 183.” I was born in Austin, TX, where my Dad still lives. Our place is in East Austin, which, if you know Austin at all, is on “the bad side of the tracks.” Route 183 is a highway on the eastern side of East Austin – the bad side of the bad side of the tracks. That’s where my parents, Daria Fisk and Pliny Fisk III, started the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, an organization devoted to pushing the limits of sustainable, community-based architecture for the last 30 years. The work at “The Center” tests the limits of what’s possible in sustainable living while literally resting on the edge of the map. This spirit of innovation and experimentation is what the road Route 183 has come to symbolize for me. There’s nothing glamorous about Route 183.  In fact, it’s one of the uglier roads you’ll encounter. That’s only fitting, though, as things usually break and are endlessly frustrating when you try new stuff, but that’s part of the fun.

I recently moved to Los Angeles after 8 years in my beloved NYC. It’s warmer here.

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8 Responses to About Adam Fisk

  1. Mick says:

    Hey Adam, thanks for the post on Zapr. I’d love to give you a bit more info on what we’re trying to build if you have tim.

    I’m in San Francisco until Friday if you’re around. Otherwise, throw me an email.

    Mick

  2. adamfisk says:

    Hi Mick- I’d love to talk any time. I actually just started reading your blog yesterday, so I missed our overlap in NYC. Otherwise, I would have tried to meet up. I’m off the grid phone wise these days until my Nokia Internet Tablet comes in the mail in a couple of days, but you can reach me at “a” …a.t… “lastbamboo.org”. I have a Gizmo number I’ll give you as well.

    Looking forward.

    -Adam

  3. Benny says:

    Hey Adam,

    I’d love to talk to you about getting a coalition of smaller startups together to pool resources and help promote one one another. We were also an applicant at the Tech 50 and got shot down even though we have a great product. I think if we can pull together we can be a pretty powerful force. Anyone else who is interested should email me also at benny@jumii.com.

  4. Ronnie says:

    Hey Adam

    My name is Ronnie from Montreal Canada.

    I have tried several times in contacting you concerning a video streaming company i am setting up and would like to use P2P technology for 24hour LIVE video streaming; it will be a legal news format TV station.

    I have read you were working on a streaming video project, and was wondering if it would be possible for you to contact me so we can at least talk…!!

    Thanks
    Klejka1@hotmail.com

  5. Mike says:

    Just dropping by to say Hello.
    http://abigdreamer.wordpress.com

    working on a startup
    Mike Tallent

  6. Vivek Menon says:

    Hello Adam ,

    My name is Vivek and I work for Packt, a UK based publishing company specializing in publishing books based on Information Technology (I.T).

    We have recently published a new book titled “OpenLayer 2.10 Beginner’s Guide”, written by Erik Hazzard. This book is for readers, who intend to create, optimize and deploy stunning cross-browser web maps with the OpenLayers JavaScript web mapping library. You can read more about this book here:

    https://www.packtpub.com/openlayers-2-1-javascript-web-mapping-library-beginners-guide/book

    I came across your blog through a Google search and considering your expertise in OpenLayers, I feel you’d be one of the best persons to review this book for us. Therefore your thoughts about this book would prove extremely valuable to us and will be very much appreciated.

    In case this subject interests you and you’d be interested in writing a review on your website or Amazon, do let me know. I’d be delighted to send you an e-copy of the book on your confirmation.

    In case you have any queries, do let me know and I’d be happy to assist.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Regards,

    Vivek

  7. […] Adam is the founder of Brave New Software and LittleShoot, a decentralized, encrypted, open source and standards-based platform for an Internet with fewer points of control. His current project is the P2P censorship circumvention and monitoring tool Lantern. […]

  8. hey man.. what are you up to these days? interested in taking on shortterm / longterm work?

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