Jean-Marie Hullot is a French computer scientist and programmer who previously worked at Apple and NeXT Software.
He authored important programs for the original Macintosh, NeXTSTEP and Mac OS X platforms. These include the SOS Interface for the Mac, which later became Interface Builder for NeXTSTEP (1985), and later still evolved into an important part of Mac OS X. He also led the iCal and iSync development teams for Mac OS X (2002).
Hullot received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Paris at Orsay in 1981. He was a researcher at INRIA from 1979 to 1985, when he joined NeXT Computer. In 1996 he co-founded RealNames, a URL translation service, which closed in 2002. From 2001 to 2005 he was Apple Computer’s Applications Division CTO, reporting to Sina Tamaddon.
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