Mark Nottingham (born November 30, 1971) is a web infrastructure developer.
Nottingham served on the W3C's Technical Architecture Group and is currently a member of the Internet Architecture Board. He has chaired the IETF HTTP Working Group since 2007, the IETF QUIC Working Group since 2016, and previously chaired the W3C Web Services Addressing Working Group.
Nottingham has worked at Akamai Technologies as a Research Scientist, BEA Systems as a Senior Principal Technologist, Yahoo! as a "technical Yahoo" in the media infrastructure department, and Rackspace as a Systems Architect. He then went on to re-join Akamai in September 2012, before transitioning to a brief position at Mozilla, followed by a move to Fastly, in the Office of the CTO.
In 2002, Nottingham wrote "So You'd Like to Be a Standards Geek," a reading list on Amazon.com for people who aspire to create Internet protocols and formats. He included Machiavelli's The Prince among the books to read: "It's short, sweet (well, not really) and gets you in the proper frame of mind for doing battle, er, gathering consensus," he quipped.
In August 2017, Nottingham submitted issues to several programming libraries asking for their removal of the 418 ("I'm a teapot") HTTP status code which resulted in it being reserved in a forthcoming revision of HTTP.
Originally from Baltimore, United States, Nottingham graduated from Towson University with a bachelor of arts in photojournalistic studies, a self-designed major that included work in journalism, photography and graphic design.
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