Gavin James Wood is a British programmer who is one of the founders and former technical director for the Ethereum. In August 2014, he proposed Solidity, a contractual programming language for writing smart contracts.
He is the founder and current technical director and chairman of Parity Technologies, which has released a stack of Bitcoin parity technology. He also wrote an article by Polkado.
He was educated at the Royal Lancaster School of Linguistics, graduated from York University with the Master of Engineering Sciences (MEng) in Computer Systems and Software Engineering in 2002, and in 2005 completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science in York, receiving a “Content Based on visualization to help the overall navigation of music audio. “