Roy Thomas Fielding is an American computer scientist, one of the principal authors of the HTTP specification, an authority on computer network architecture, and co-founder of the Apache HTTP Server project
In 1965, Fielding was born in Laguna Beach, California.
Fielding works as a Principal Scientist at Adobe Systems in San Jose, California. He describes himself as "part Maori, Kiwi, Yank, Irish, Scottish, British, and California beach bum". In 1999, Fielding was named to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35.
In 2000, Fielding was granted his doctorate by the.
He was the chair of the Apache Software Foundation for its first three years and was a member of its board of directors until May 2014.