Channy Yun

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Channy Yun
Channy Yun in AWS Cloud 2016.jpg
AWS Cloud 2016.
Born(1973-01-19)January 19, 1973
South Korea
EmployerAmazon Web Services
Known forCloud computing, Open-source software, HTML5, Mozilla
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYun Seokchan
McCune–ReischauerYun Sŏkchan

Seokchan "Channy" Yun (윤석찬; born January 19, 1973) is a South Korean technologist. He promotes Web standards for Web interoperability in South Korea, with a particular focus on encouraging adoption of Firefox.[1] He was an invited expert in W3C and contributed Web standards such as HTML5[2] and Web cryptography API[3]. He also founded WebStandards Korea[4] as a member of the International Liaison Group of Web Standards Project which is an active advocate for Web standards and best practices either in their country of origin or domicile.[5]

Yun is known one of powerful voices of open-source software in Twitter, according to Chris Preimesberger of eWeek, who described him as "one of South Korea's top tech writers". [6] Yun is well-known technical writers which maintains his own blog, wrote over 50 columns in ZDNet Korea [7], and was Asian editorial adviser of Lift Conference Asia. He was one of the founders of BarCamp Seoul and WebAppsCon.

He formerly held the position of CTO of Nine4u [ko], South Korea's first Korean online music & radio service[8], before joining Daum Communications, the operator of the Daum web portal. At Daum, he was a technology evangelist, supporting third-party developers using Daum's Open API[9] and started the first Korean Open-source software class as an adjunct professor, Dept. of Computer Engineering at Jeju National University.[10]

He did research in big data analysis with semantic web and medical informatics at Seoul National University.[11] and focused Open-source software strategy of Big Data at Daum.[12]

He is now working for Amazon Web Services as a technical evangelist in South Korea.[13]


  1. ^ Evan Ramstad; Jaeyeon Woo (30 June 2010). "South Korea Relaxes Curbs on Web Browsers". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 2016-03-14.
  2. ^ "HTML 5.2". World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). 14 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  3. ^ Watson, Mark (Editor). "Web Cryptography API W3C Recommendation 26 January 2017". W3C. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Web Standards Korea".
  5. ^ "ILG Members - The Web Standards Project".
  6. ^ Chris Preimesberger (18 March 2010). "MindTouch Names 20 Most Powerful Open-Source Voices of 2010 at OSBC".
  7. ^ "A list of Channy Yun's columns". ZDNet Korea (in Korean).
  8. ^ Russell, Mark James (2012). Pop Goes Korea : Behind the Revolution in Movies, Music, and Internet Culture. Berkeley, California: Stone Bridge Press. ISBN 9781611725421. OCLC 817875176.
  9. ^ Oh Yejin (오예진) (3 December 2013). 다음, 검색·지도 등 개방형API 사용량 월3억건 돌파 [Daum, 300 million Open APIs traffic per month]. Yonhapnews (in Korean).
  10. ^ Seo Myungdeok (서명덕) (29 August 2007). 국내 최초 '오픈소스' 대학 강의 떴다 [The first 'open source' university course in the country]. Chosun Ilbo (in Korean).
  11. ^ Do Ahngu (도안구) (22 June 2009). 오픈소스를말한다 ⑭윤석찬 한국모질라 리더 [Open Source Interview ⑭ Channy Yun, a leader of Mozilla Korea]. (in Korean).
  12. ^ Editorial (30 October 2012). 빅데이터월드 2012, 다음 윤석찬 팀장 "오픈소스 내재화 통해 실시간 분석으로" [Big Data World 2012, Channy Yun "To real time analysis with the open source internalization"]. IDG Korea (in Korean).
  13. ^ Hwang Chikyu (황치규) (29 December 2014). 아마존클라우드, 내년 한국사업 3가지 키워드 [Amazon Cloud's three keywords for Korean business in next year]. ZDNet Korea (in Korean).

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