Dick Hardt


Dick Clarence Hardt (May 28, 1963) is the founder of Bubbler and is an advocate of Identity 2.0.1[1],[2]

Some other ventures:

  • 1997 Founder ActiveState
  • 2003 Founder & CEO, Sxip Identity where he promoted next generation internet identity technology.
  • Founding board member of the OpenID Foundation.
  • 2008 Hardt announced that he was joining Microsoft as a Partner Architect and will be working on consumer, enterprise and government identity problems.
  • 2011 Founder Bubbler - UX, architecture & software development using node.js
  • 2015 Working at Amazon

Editor of several RFCs including: OAuth 2.0

A pioneer in the Internet sector and open source software community, Dick has been active in software development for nearly two decades.

Under Dick Hardt leadership as CEO, ActiveState became a leader in open source programming languages and anti-spam software and was acquired by UK-based software company, Sophos in 2003.

His first commercial software work started in 1986 at Consumers Software where he ported one of the first LAN email packages, the Network Courier, to Windows 1.03. He later joined Paradigm Development, which did software consulting for firms such as Aldus, Adobe and Microsoft. In 1993 Dick connected Paradigm to the Internet and later founded hip Communications, which became one of the larger web development and hosting companies in western Canada. While running hip, Dick led the port of Perl 5 to the Windows platform, which resulted in an interest in open source software. hip was sold to a NASDAQ company.

As a successful entrepreneur and technology expert, Dick Hardt is very involved in the technology community, speaking at numerous conferences and holding a board position with the Vancouver Enterprise Forum. He previously was on the board of the BCTIA and Ludicorp. He is a Business in Vancouver Top 40 Under 40 award recipient.

Dick Hardt has also demonstrated leadership in funding the Major Projects Fund for the BC Technology Social Venture Partners, a charitable foundation to support groups serving children, women at risk and people living in Vancouver’s downtown eastside. Dick’s personal blog.

Dick industry sector blog at identity20.com.

Couple of Cool video's from Dick:

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