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Glenn Ricart

Glenn Ricart set up the first Internet Exchange point in 1988. Located in College Park, Maryland, it connected the original federal TCP/IP networks and the first U.S. commercial and non-commercial Internet networks. Later he helped extend that interconnection point to a Washington metropolitan area Ethernet called MAE-EastFrom 1982 to 1993, Dr. Ricart headed academic computing and networking at the University of Maryland, which in 1984 became the first university to implement TCP/IP campus wide. In the mid-1980s, he managed two notable teams: one wrote the code for the first implementation of TCP/IP for the IBM PC and the second developed the “Open Shortest Path First” reference implementation. Read his full bio here.