Jon Mittelhauser

Programmer, Person

1970 –


Who is Jon Mittelhauser?

Jon E. Mittelhauser is considered a founding father of the web browser.

In 1993, as a graduate student at the University of Illinois, he co-wrote NCSA Mosaic for Windows with fellow student Chris Wilson while working at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Mittelhauser was part of the original team of 5 programmers of Mosaic which included: Marc Andreessen, Eric Bina, Aleks Totic and Chris Wilson. The MS Windows version which Mittelhauser and Wilson wrote was the first browser with over a million downloads and is often pointed to as the first widely used web browser.

Mittelhauser attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he joined the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in 1992 and a Master's degree in 1994.

In May 1994, Mittelhauser left the University of Illinois and was one of the founders of Netscape Communications Corporation.

Mittelhauser is married with two daughters.

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May 1, 1970
  • United States of America
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

on July 23, 2013


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