Håkon Wium Lie

Håkon Wium Lie
Chief Technology Officer, Opera Software

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Håkon Wium Lie joined Opera in 1999 as the Chief Technology Officer. Prior to his position at Opera, Wium Lie worked for W3C, where he proposed the concept of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

After receiving his Master’s degree from MIT Media Lab, Wium Lie worked as a research scientist at Norwegian Telecom Research and later at CERN, the birthplace of the Web. From 1995 to 1999, Wium Lie worked for W3C, after which he joined Opera. He has also received a PhD degree from the University of Oslo in 2006.

In 1999, Technology Review included him on the TR100 list, “a group of one hundred young innovators in technology from around the world”. Wium Lie was also honored by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as one of the “Technology Pioneers” in 2000 and 2001.

In his spare time, Wium Lie enjoys spending time with his family, listening to classical music, painting, driving his electric car and fighting advertising. He currently resides in Oslo, Norway.

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Design & UX
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Håkon Wium Lie (Opera Software)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 18 ratings)
So you want to learn more about CSS3? Who better to talk to than the co-creator and spec editor? Håkon Wium Lie shares what parts of CSS3 developers and designers can expect to implement today and what they will be able to do in the future. This session is for everyone who wants to push the limits of what they can do with CSS. Read more.
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