Geohot Quits Working at Facebook, Competes in Backplane Hackathon [Video]
Geohot, the popular hacker made famous for contributions to the iPhone community and for hacking the Sony Playstation, has quit his job at Facebook, according to BusinessInsider.
The hacker was spotted competing in a hackathon at Backplane, a startup funded by Lady Gaga.
During the hackathon, I got to work with him as he built an app that allows you to see where your Facebook friends are on a map. Aviv Ovadya, a Quora engineer, was also on the team. Ovadya focused on the front end mapping part of the program. Hotz was focused on getting the API info and programming that into location data.
His entry didn't win, it lost out to a group of high school students.
Geohot hasn't been on the iPhone scene since the release of a bootrom exploit called limera1n for the iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch 4G. A bootrom exploit still hasn't been discovered for the iPhone 4S or iPad 2.
Check out the video below...