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| birth_place = Kuusamo, Finland| death_date = | death_place = | nationality = | other_names = WiZ| known_for = Internet Relay Chat| occupation = }}Jarkko Oikarinen (born 16 August 1967, in Kuusamo, Finland) is the inventor of the first Internet chat network, called Internet Relay Chat (IRC), where he is known as WiZ.WEB,weblink A Decade of IRC, undernet.org, 2007-10-05,

Biography and career

While working at the University of Oulu in August 1988, he wrote the first IRC server and client programs, which he produced to replace the MUT (MultiUser Talk) program on the Finnish BBS OuluBox.WEB,weblink IRC History by Jarkko Oikarinen, IRC.org, 2007-10-05, Using the Bitnet Relay chat system as inspiration, Oikarinen continued to develop IRC over the next four years, receiving assistance from Darren Reed in co-authoring the IRC Protocol.WEB,weblink Curriculum Vitae: Jarkko Oikarinen, Oikarinen, Jarkko, personal homepage, 2 August 2011, In 1997, his development of IRC earned Oikarinen a Dvorak Award for Personal Achievement—Outstanding Global Interactive Personal Communications System;WEB,weblink 4. Personal Achievement – Outstanding Global Interactive Personal Communications System, 1997 Dvorak Award Winners, Rancho Cucamonga California, 2007-10-05, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070928011450weblink">weblink 2007-09-28, in 2005, the Millennium Technology Prize Foundation, a Finnish public-private partnership, honored him with one of three Special Recognition Awards.WEB,weblinkweblink March 17, 2005, Three People-centred WWW Projects in Oulu Win Special Recognition Awards, Millennium Technology Prize Foundation, March 17, 2005, Having received his Ph.D. from the University of Oulu in 1999, in areas of computer graphics and medical imaging, his efforts in the latter field focused on telemedicine, volume rendering, signal processing and computed axial tomography.WEB,weblink Research, Oikarinen, Jarkko, personal homepage, 2 August 2011, He is also partner and chief software architect at an electronic games developer called Numeric Garden (Espoo, Finland). His earlier positions include Chief Software Architect of Add2Phone Oy (Helsinki, Finland), Head of R&D in Capricode (Oulu, Finland) and General Manager in Nokia.Oikarinen and his wife, Kaija-Leena, were married in 1996 and have three children: Kasper, Matleena, and Marjaana.Oikarinen has been working for Google since 2011, initially in Stockholm, Sweden, and since 2016 in Kirkland, Washington. He is working on the Google Hangouts and Google Meet projects.

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