Jonathan Gottfried ’11, who graduated from Stony Brook University with a bachelor’s degree in history, headed to the United Kingdom to compete in The Great American Baking Show, which is streaming on the Roku Channel.
Gottfried is the co-founder of Major League Hacking, a community of early career developers worldwide, with more than 250 weekend-long invention competitions (called hackathons) and a variety of other student events to help people start careers in tech. In 2017, he was named a Stony Brook 40 Under Forty honoree. The award program recognizes exceptional young alumni who have distinguished themselves as community leaders.
During the show’s filming in the United Kingdom, Gottfried and eight other contestants faced off in weekly baking challenges where they were tasked with making several American-style dishes. Actors Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Office) and Zach Cherry (Severance) host the program with two original judges from The Great British Bake Off, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.
Read a Q&A with Gottfried in Stony Brook Matters.