Dave Winer, 46, is CEO of UserLand Software, a leading Web technology and publishing company based in Millbrae, CA. UserLand makes software suited for writers, designers, graphics people and programmers, designed to make Web development easy and productive.
He is co-developer of Frontier, Manila and Radio UserLand. The company hosts several thousand Web sites using these tools and has pioneered several Internet standards in distributed computing, including SOAP, XML-RPC, RSS and OPML. He is the editor of the pioneering Scripting News weblog.
A software industry veteran, Winer also produced award-winning commercial software products at Living Videotext, merged with Symantec in 1987. He was a contributing editor at Wired in the mid-90s and in 1997 was chosen as a Seybold Fellow for his pioneering work in Web-based publishing systems. In 2001 Wired Magazine honored him with the top award for his work on SOAP. Winer is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
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