The Solid team helps coordinate the standardisation work and support those who are implementing and using Solid.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Solid Director Sir Tim Berners-Lee is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Inrupt. Named one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Important People of the 20th Century,’ Tim invented the web while at CERN in 1989. He is the Founder and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the international standards forum for technical development of the Web, and the Web Foundation whose mission is that the World Wide Web serves Humanity. He co-founded and is President of the Open Data Institute in London. Tim is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Computer Science and AI Lab (“CSAIL”). In April 2017, Sir Tim was awarded the Turing Prize which is considered the “Nobel Prize of Computing”.
Editors are responsible for maintaining and reviewing suggestions to the Solid specification.
Solid Editor Sarven Capadisli contributes to the advancement of technical specifications in the Solid ecosystem and aims to ensure open consensus within a common ethical framework. They have been involved in the evolution of Solid alongside TimBL at MIT since 2015.
Solid Editor Ruben Verborgh focuses on ecosystem architecture and developer experience.
Solid Editor Justin Bingham is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Janeiro Digital, where he and his team apply Solid to solve large-scale problems across the world. He is closely involved in the evolution of the Solid ecosystem, including data interoperability patterns, secure data boundaries, developer tooling, and frictionless end user experience.
Solid Editor Dmitri is Senior Consulting Software Engineer at Digital Bazaar and co-founder of Ro Network. He is also the Co-Co-Chair of the Secure Data Storage Working Group at the Decentralised Identity Foundation. He was part of the MIT Solid project.
Solid Editor Kjetil is a Senior Advisor with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, where he works as a technical expert on normative technologies and Digital Public Goods. He has a PhD in Informatics from the University of Oslo in Norway and has 25 years of experience with social and semantic web technology.
Creators are responsible for maintaining and reviewing suggestions to solidproject.org which includes Solid content such as the newsletter This Month in Solid.
Creator Kay is a technical writer at Inrupt and a newcomer to Solid.
Creator Kyra Assaad is the Product Designer at Inrupt. She works to ensure that the Solid user experience is accessible and useable for all. Passionate about increasing representation and participation of women, people of colour and other under-represented groups in the Solid community, she helped form and now serves as one of the chairs of the Solid Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team.
Creator Virginia Balseiro is a software engineer at Inrupt, mainly focusing on PodBrowser. She is the founder and organizer of Women of Solid, an online community for women interested in Solid. She also founded and organizes a community for people new to the world of web development, where they can support each other and participate in Open Source projects together.
Creator Vincent Tunru is a front-end engineer. He has worked at Inrupt, and before that he worked on finding out how technology can help ensuring open access to academic research. He is focusing on technical writing for app developers to learn how to build Solid apps.
Creator Ted Thibodeau, @TallTed, is a Technical Evangelist at OpenLink Software, where he’s been employed since December 2000. While working with internal and external users of OpenLink’s products including Virtuoso, OpenLink Data Spaces (ODS), OpenLink Structured Data Sniffer (OSDS), OpenLink Structured Data Editor (OSDE), OpenLink Data Explorer (ODE), and others, he has also been contributing to a number of Identity-, RDF-, RWW-, and Linked Data-focused W3C Working and Community Groups and related projects, including Virtuoso, the Solid CG, the Decentralized Identifiers WG, the Verifiable Credentials WG, the RDF-star WG, and several others.
Creator Jeff Zucker has developed software for and led projects at UNICEF, UNESCO, New York City Department for the Ageing, Columbia University, and at not-for-profit agencies internationally and in Oregon, USA. He is the published author of books and articles on multi-cultural education, adult literacy, and the relationship of technology to society as well as a number of open source software packages.
Administrators are responsible for administration of tools, systems, and services used for advancing Solid.
Administrator Sir Tim Berners-Lee is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Inrupt.
Administrator Jackson Morgan is a freelance Solid developer for o.team
Administrator Justin Bingham is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Janeiro Digital