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BSDCan 2011
The Technical BSD Conference


Eric Allman

Eric Allman is the original author of Sendmail, co-founder and Chief Scientist of Sendmail, Inc., and co-author of Sendmail, published by O'Reilly and Associates. He has presented numerous papers on email and programming and while at U.C. Berkeley, he was the chief programmer on the INGRES relational database management project. He then led the Mammoth project to provide large-scale research software and hardware infrastructure. He has also designed database user and application interfaces at Britton Lee (later Sharebase) and has contributed to the Ring Array Processor project for neural-network-based speech recognition at the International Computer Science Institute.

For several years he co-authored the “C Advisor” column for Unix Review magazine and is on the Editorial Review Board of ACM Queue magazine, the Board of Trustees of Cal Performances, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the USENIX Association. He has been active with the IETF (most recently as co-author of the DomainKeys Identified Mail specification). He received his M.S. in Computer Science from Berkeley in 1980.

Eric has had an extraordinary effect on communications throughout the world which can be seen to have had an impact on all of us in some way or another.