By Noah | July 12, 2010
Few people have contributed more to the development of the World Wide Web than my good friend Dan Connolly. After many years at the W3C, Dan is moving on the University of Kansas Medical Center. To thank Dan for his unique contributions to the Web, Tim Berners-Lee has organized a worldwide celebration for this Wed, July 14th, at 8PM Eastern time. In whatever town they are, people will gather for meals in Dan’s honor, and 1/2 hour later (8:30 PM EDT) to make toasts. So that everyone can share the moment, a Twitter feed at #danfest will capture good wishes and links to other contributions. Dan loves to play guitar and sing, so those who can will play a bit of music in Dan’s honor too.
Dan is a good friend, and he has contributed more deeply and more selflessly to the success of the Web than most of the public will ever understand. Unfortunately, I will not be able to join the dinner group in Cambridge, but with luck I might manage a little musical acknowledgement on Wed evening.
UPDATE: pictures from Cambridge #danfest