Tim Bray Biography

Tim Bray

Quick Facts Of Tim Bray

Celebrated Name Tim Bray
Age 65 Years
Nick Name Tim
Birth Name Timothy William Bray
Birth Date 1955-06-21
Gender Male
Profession Software Engineer
Place Of Birth Alberta, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Horoscope Cancer
Ethnicity White
Education University of Guelph
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, Honorary Doctor of Science degree
Marital Status Married
Spouse Dr. Lauren Wood
Net Worth $5 million (estimated)
Famous For A Canadian software developer who worked for Amazon Web Services

Timothy William Bray, professionally known as Tim Bray is a Canadian software developer, entrepreneur, environmentalist, political activist. He is also one of the co-authors of the original XML specification. He is best known for working with Amazon Web Services from 2014 to 2020. He previously worked for Google, Sun Microsystems, and DEC. He quit Amazon in May 2020 over Amazon's treatment of warehouse workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and their firings of whistleblowers raising those concerns. 

He has also founded or co-founded several start-up companies. 

What is Tim Bray Famous For?

  • A Canadian software developer who worked for Amazon Web Services from 2014 to 2020.

Tim Bray Salary

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Where was Tim Bray Born?

Tim Bray was born on 21 June 1955. His birthname is Timothy William Bray. His birth place is in Alberta in Canada. He holds a Canadian nationality. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He belongs to white ethnicity. Information about his parents and siblings is not available at present. It will be updated soon. He grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. He then returned to Canada. 

Regarding his educational background, he attended the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. He graduated from Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in 1981. He double-majored in Mathematics and Computer Science. He later returned to Guelph and received an honorary Doctor of Science degree in 2009. 

Tim Bray Career Timeline

  • Following his graduation in 1981, he joined Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in Toronto, where he started working as a software specialist. 
  • He then left DEC to join Microtel Pacific Research in 1983. 
  • In 1987, he joined the New Oxford English Dictionary (OED) project at the University of Waterloo. He worked as a manager. 
  • During the same time, he worked with SGML. 
  • He later served as the part-time CEO of Waterloo Maple during 1989-1990. Popular Maple mathematical software was developed by Waterloo Maple.
  • He co-founded Open Text Corporation in 1989. 
  • He served as the Senior Vice President-Technology of Open Text from 1991 to 1996.
  • Open Text released the first popular commercial web search engines, Open Text Index in 1995. 
  • Bray co-edited the XML and XML namespace specifications. 
  • Bray and his wife ran a successful consulting practice in the field of web and publishing technology, Textuality. 
  • Netscape contracted Bray in 1999. They created a new version of the Meta Content Framework called Resource Description Framework (RDF). It used the XML language. 
  • Bray founded Antarctica Systems in 1999. Antarctica specializes in visualization-based business analytics. 
  • He served as the CEO of Antarctica. 
  • He served as a Tim Berners-Lee appointee to the W3C Technical Architecture Group between 2001 and 2004. 
  • He served as the director of Web Technologies at Sun Microsystems from 2004 to 2010.
  • He co-chaired the Atom-focused Atompub Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force until 2007.
  • In 2010, he joined Google as a developer advocate. He focused on Android as well as OAuth and OpenID. 
  • Bray left Goole in March 2014. 
  • He worked with the IETF JSON Working Group in 2013 and 2014. He served as editor of RFC 7159, a specification of the JSON Data Interchange Format which revised RCF 4627. He also edited the revision of JSON, RFC 8259.
  • He joined Amazon Web Services in December 2014. 
  • He served as Amazon Web Services vice president.
  • He quit Amazon in May 2020 following its treatment of whistleblowers who had raised concerns over the safety of warehouse workers during COVID-19 pandemic. 

Activism

  • Bray became an active environmentalist in 2018 in the context of the Trans Mountain Pipeline dispute. 
  • He was arrested for Contempt of Court at a demonstration at the Trans Mountain Site in Burnaby. 
  • He participated in an open letter from business leaders to the British Columbia government. 
  • He was the only VP-level Amazon employee to sign a letter to Amazon shareholders in 2019. The letter called for a stop to Amazon Web Services' support for oil extraction. 

Who is Tim Bray Married to?

Tim Bray is a married man. He is married to Dr. Lauren Wood. Together, they ran Textuality. Detail information about his personal life is not available. Bray has kept his personal life away from the limelight. 

What is Tim Bray Net Worth?

Tim Bray is one of the popular IT executives who was known for working as a Vice President/engineer for Amazon Web services. He joined Amazon in 2014 until he quit in 2020. At Amazon, he was reportedly paid over $1 million in salary. Besides his Amazon tenure, he previously worked in top companies such as Google, Sun Microsystems, and has founded several start-ups. His net worth is estimated in the region of $5 million.

Did You Know?

  • Upside magazine named Tim Bray on its elite 100 list in 2002.
  • Tim Bray-written article, Taxi to the Future for Xml.com proposed a means to improve web client user experience and web server system performance via Transform-Aggregate-send XML-Interact architecture.