The Internet Hall of Fame is a place online that recognises the achivements of individuals "whose extraordinary contributions have made the Internet, its worldwide availability and use, and its transformative nature possible." Created in 2012, the site invites people to nominate in three categories - Pioneers Circle, Innovators and Global Connectors - with a number of winners picked every year.
Today, the 2014 inductees were announced - with 24 winners from 13 countries that have contributed mightily to the awesomeness of the internet today. Dr. Jennings was honoured in the Pioneer category for his work in the US on NSFnet - a programme initially at the National Science Foundation in the 80s which eventually led to interconnected networks across numerous college campuses in the States.
He was also director of Computing Services at UCD from 1977-1999 before leacing to pursue his interest in angel investing. Congratulations to Dr. Jennings. Go internet!
Stay tuned to the site for an interview with Jennings later in the year.
2015 nominations are open - we would obviously be chuffed to win.