Micah Wilkes Smedberg

Suzanne and I are pleased to announce the birth of Micah Wilkes Smedberg, born 3 February, 2007 at 1:34 p.m. (EST). All are happy and healthy.

Micah Wilkes Smedberg, newborn

This is our fourth child, but our first boy. For those interested, take a look at Ellie, Claire, and Abbey‘s birth announcements.

I will be taking two weeks of paternity leave. While I may not be able to stay away from email entirely, I won’t be actively engaged in Mozilla activities. Here are some alternate contact points while I am away:

Build system

Ted Mielczarek (luser) or Mark Mentovai (mento)

Firefox partner builds

Dan Mills (v_thunder)


Gavin Sharp (gavin) or Mike Connor (mconnor)

Unit testing

Robert Campbell (robcee) or Robert Sayrer (sayrer)


Boris Zbarsky (bz)

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  1. Boris Says:


  2. Brendan Eich Says:

    Yay, a future build system hacker! ;-) Congrats to all.


  3. Gen Kanai Says:


  4. Jay Patel Says:

    Congrats Smedbergs!

  5. Eric Shepherd Says:

    Congratulations! That’s great news!

  6. Tristan Says:

    Welcome to Micah, and congratulations to the parents!

  7. Preed Says:

    Congrats, Benjamin!

    As Be said, let me know when I can reassign some bugs to Micah! ;-)

  8. Laurentj Says:

    Congratulations to the parents !

  9. Basil Says:

    Benjamin, congrats to you and your expanding family. Welcome to the world, Micah.

  10. Ben Turner Says:

    Congratulations, Benjamin!

  11. Gijs Says:

    Congrats to all 6 of you! Have fun during the paternity leave time and spend it wisely. :)

  12. Jonathan Watt Says:

    Congratulations to you and Suzanne. :-)

  13. Faaborg Says:


  14. beltzner Says:

    Let me join the other well-wishers in wishing you well. Congratulations, Ben, he looks like a star! Have fun introducing him to his sisters.

  15. Ted Mielczarek Says:

    Congrats! Looks like you’re working on a full house!

  16. lilmatt Says:


  17. robcee Says:

    Congratulations Ben! Best wishes to you and your incredible growing family. :)

  18. Matt Zimmerman Says:

    He’s adorable, Ben. I’ve been waiting for a picture. Congratulations to all of you, and I look forward to seeing you guys this weekend.

  19. Karen Says:

    Congratulations!!! Enjoy your time with your new addition!

  20. Rafael Says:

    You have a string quartet now. Very cool. You are so Catholic :)

  21. Marion P. Smedberg Says:

    I hope you put some beautiful pictures up of all the children.

  22. My three daughters… » Blog Archive » Girls have brains, too. Says:

    […] And now, we approach the point of this post.  Benjamin announced our new arrival in his blog earlier this weekend, and his friends and co-workers offered their congratulations.  I’m glad that they are happy for us, and I appreciate their good wishes.  Here’s what I don’t understand.  The comments express joy that now there is a new hacker for Mozilla.  Now, there is a boy to continue his father’s work.  What are my girls, chop suey?  My girls are brilliant.  My 2.5 year old is nearly able to read, my 1.5 year old speaks in complete sentences, and my 11 month old can say about a dozen words and work a doorknob.  Why aren’t they qualified to do computer programming?  Even I passed programming 101 in college, female that I am.  I may not be a hacker, but I could do it at one point – I just thought programming was boring.  Let this not be a comment on the ability of a woman to have intellectual pursuits – I can do calculus in multiple dimensions AND raise 4 children 2 and under. So down with hacker sexism – I know Micah will succeed in every venue he participates in, and so will my girls, regardless of what may be in their little diapers now. […]

  23. dbt Says:

    COngratulations and good luck.

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  26. Tom Clowers Says:

    Congratulations! And yes, the girls have every bit as much of a chance of turning out be Mozilla hackers like their Dad. My first, a girl, still enjoys trains like her dad and grandfather. I’m not sure what sixteen will bring (she’s five now) but I’m going to enjoy her shared enthusiasm for as long as it lasts. We have a few operational steam locomotives here in the Pacific Northwest that are really exciting to go out and see and ride behind. My belief is this, you can be or do anything you put your mind to!

  27. Lee Dudek Says:

    Congrats Ben; you’ve been busy.


  28. Prasad Says:

    Congrats Ben!
    Its a generation of Mozilla hackers out there ;)

  29. micah wilkes Says:

    congrats! love the name

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