Mark Nottingham has helped develop Web technologies like Atom and HTTP for more than ten years.

Starting as a system administrator and Webmaster in 1995 (back when that title still got comments at parties), he’s become a recognised expert on the HTTP protocol, as well as Web caching and HTTP “APIs”.

This led him to become Chair of the IETF HTTPbis Working Group, an effort to first clean up HTTP/1.1 and then develop HTTP/2.

Along the way, he’s been involved in several other standards efforts, holding positions in the IETF and W3C, as well as a fair amount of code. He’s managed everything from the standards participation of companies like Yahoo! and Rackspace, to firewalls and content delivery networks at Merrill Lynch.

He currently works for Akamai, the world’s first, largest and best public Content Delivery Network.

He’s married to Anitra, with two sons, Charlie and Bennet. They live in Melbourne, Australia.