My name is Ariya Hidayat. I live in Mountain View, California.

These days, I promote software craftsmanship, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and general web technologies. I also write fairly regularly (select posts) and speak at developer events (list of talks) from time to time.

Currently I am working as VP of Engineering at Shape Security. For more info on my professional work, refer to my public LinkedIn profile.

My little spare time is spent running open-source projects:

In the past, I have been involved with FOSS (free/open-source software), contributing code to high-profile projects such as WebKit, KDE and Qt.

I have a strong academic background, at the same time I am also hands-on and practical. While I was involved in more than two dozens research papers, building a VGA controller and splicing optical fibers do not scare me.

I was born and raised in Indonesia. Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is my mother tongue. I do have a full professional proficiency in English. I also enjoy conversational German.


My past academic research was photonics system. I was the author/co-author of over 30 research papers.

I also spent two semesters as an exchange student at Technical University Munich (Germany).

Contact Info

Twitter: @AriyaHidayat
LinkedIn: in/ariyahidayat


My name is easily pronounced. Like in Bahasa Indonesia, it is phonetic.

The approximate phonetic for my full name is /ərˈiːə ˈhɪdəyət/.