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The Ecma Fellow award recognizes selected Ecma individuals who have served Ecma for a long time in an exceptionally outstanding fashion. Ecma grants those individuals the status of “Ecma Fellow” who, if they choose to, would be able at no cost continue to participate in Ecma work as Emeritus members. The Ecma Fellow recognition award and Emeritus membership policy is available here.

Fellows awarded in 2018


Mr. B. Eich Ecma TC39 expert from Brave Software

Brendan Eich

Brendan Eich's standards contributions

  • 1996-1997 Ecma TC39 TG1 founding member
  • 2005 Brought the Mozilla Foundation to Ecma as a new member and restarted TC39 standardization of JavaScript
  • 2005-2008 Developed ES4 in collaboration with majority of TC39
  • 2008 I led the "Harmony" process to unite the committee around ES5 and 6
  • 2008-2015 Collaborated on ES6 aka ECMAScript 2015
  • 2015-present TC39 collaboration on BigInt, value types, operators/literals

Brendan Eich summary bio

Brendan Eich is the co-founder and CEO of Brave Software ( and the Basic Attention Token ( Mr. Eich previously served as CTO, then CEO of the Mozilla Corporation. Prior to that, he co-founded the Mozilla project and foundation. While at Mozilla, Mr. Eich helped launch the award-winning Firefox web browser. Mr. Eich is also the inventor of JavaScript, the Internet's most widely used programming language.


Mr. A. Wirfs-Brock Ecma TC39 expert from Mozilla

Allen Wirfs-Brock

Allen Wirfs-Brock's standards contributions

  • 1993-1998 participant ANSI X3J20 - The Smalltalk Programming Language
  • Authored major sections of the 1998 ANSI Smalltalk Standard
  • Participant Ecma TC39 (ECMAScript) since 2007
  • Co-editor ECMA-262, Edition 5, 2009
  • Editor ECMA-262 Edition 5.1 and ISO/IEC 16262 3rd Edition, 2011
  • Editor ECMA-262 Edition 6, 2015
  • Acting Chair of Ecma TC39 Sept. 2016-July 2017
  • Participant Ecma Adhoc Committee on IPR 2010-present
  • Contributed to the development of Ecma software copyright policy and Ecma royalty-free patent policy
  • Twice recipient Ecma Award of Appreciation.

Allen Wirfs-Brock summary bio

Allen Wirfs-Brock is an expert in programming languages and their implementation with broad experience developing compilers, virtual machines, programming environments, and complete computer systems. He was a technical innovator and business leader during the emergence of object-oriented programming technology and was deeply involved with the development of the Smalltalk programming language. From 2009-2015 he was the project editor of the ECMAScript Language Specification, the standard that defines the JavaScript programming language.
Mr. Wirfs-Brock has been a strategic technologist, researcher, software architect, startup advisor, assembly language programmer, product developer, and manager. He founded two successful companies and has made major contributions to the design of both the JavaScript and Smalltalk programming languages. He has been a technical leader and contributor at: Mozilla, Microsoft, Instantiations, Parcplace-Digitalk, and Tektronix.
Allen Wirfs-Brock was recognized as an ACM Distinguished Engineer (2009). He has twice been a recipient of an Ecma Award of Appreciation for his contributions to the Ecma International standards organization.


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