Jean-Marie Hullot

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Jean-Marie Hullot
Jean-Marie Hullot in Bhutan-18April2004.jpg
Hullot in April 2004
Born(1954-02-16)February 16, 1954
DiedJune 19, 2019(2019-06-19) (aged 65)
Known forInterface Builder, NeXTSTEP, iCal, iSync

Jean-Marie Hullot (February 16, 1954 – June 17, 2019) was a French computer scientist and programmer who authored important programs for the original Macintosh, NeXTSTEP and Mac OS X platforms. These include the SOS Interface for the Mac,[1] which later became Interface Builder for NeXTSTEP (1985),[2] and later still evolved into an important part of Mac OS X. He also led the iCal and iSync development teams for Mac OS X (2002).[3]

In 1981, Jean-Marie Hullot received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Paris at Orsay,[4] where his adviser was Gérard Huet. He was a researcher at INRIA from 1979 to 1985, when he joined NeXT. In 1996 he co-founded RealNames, a URL translation service which closed in 2002. He worked as CTO of Application Division at Apple Inc. from 2001 to 2005. He was the President and CEO of Fotopedia, a collaborative photo encyclopedia, and co-founder of The Iris Foundation, a nature conservancy organization.

He died on June 19, 2019.[5]

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  1. ^ The Nextonian
  2. ^ "WWDC 2003 notes". Archived from the original on 2016-10-25. Retrieved 2007-12-16.
  3. ^ AppleInsider, 17 October 2007 Archived October 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2007-12-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ [1] Jean-Marie Hullot, informaticien visionnaire, technologiste exceptionnel

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