Dr. Paul Vixie designed, implemented and deployed several Domain Name System (DNS) protocol extensions and applications that are used throughout the Internet today, including dynamic update, network reputation and BIND open-source software. He is the primary author and technical architect of BIND 8. He started maintaining BIND 4 in 1988 while working for the Digital Equipment Corporation. He hired many of the people who wrote BIND 9 and BIND 10. BIND, which stands for Berkeley Internet Name Domain, is the most widely used DNS software on the Internet, and on Unix-like systems it is the de facto standard. Read his full bio here.