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Rob Malda (American internet entrepreneur and co-creator of Slashdot) was born on May 10, 1976

Rob Malda, also known as CmdrTaco, is an American internet entrepreneur and former editor-in-chief of the website Slashdot. He is a graduate of Hope College and Holland Christian High School. In 1997 Rob Malda and Jeff Bates created Slashdot while undergraduates of Hope College. After running the site for two years “on a shoestring”, they sold the site to Andover.net, which was later acquired by VA Linux Systems. Malda ran the site out of the SourceForge, Inc. office in Dexter, Michigan. Rob Malda also wrote a monthly column for Computer Power User. In 2002, he was named in the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35. On August 25, 2011, Rob Malda announced his resignation from Slashdot. On March 5, 2012, Malda was appointed as Chief Strategist and Editor-at-Large of WaPo Labs, a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company.

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