FORA.tv Speaker - Dan Whaley
Dan Whaley is the founder of Hypothes.is, a non-profit, open source platform for the collaborative annotation and peer-review of information. His prime motivation is to see the amazing things humanity is capable of at its best.
In 1994 Dan launched the online travel industry, as the coder and entrepreneur who founded Internet Travel Network (ITN, later renamed GetThere). The first airline reservation made over the web was booked via a server in his living room in 1995. GetThere pioneered a number of the key technical and business concepts in widespread use on the Internet today. It went public in 1999 (NASDAQ: GTHR) and was purchased in 2000 by Sabre, Inc. (NYSE: TSG). GetThere still handles over 60% of the B2B market for online travel services and is one of the largest transaction processing systems in the world.
He has a degree in Rhetoric from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a licensed private pilot, a ham radio operator and an avid inline skater.
10.19.12 | 01:35:25 min
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