Steven Pemberton is a researcher at CWI, The Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam, the first non-military internet site in Europe. His research is in interaction, and how the underlying software architecture can support users. He co-designed the ABC programming language that formed the basis for Python.
Involved with the Web since the beginning, he organised two workshops at the first Web Conference in 1994, and chaired the first W3C Style Sheets and Internationalisation workshops. For the best part of a decade he chaired the W3C HTML working group, and has co-authored many web standards, including HTML, XHTML, CSS, XForms and RDFa. He now chairs the W3C Forms working group, and was until recently a member of the ODF (Open Document Format) technical committee.
He speaks and writes regularly on the effects of technology design.