Nathan Yergler

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Nathan Yergler

Creative Commons


Nathan R. Yergler ( is Chief Technology Officer at Creative Commons. Since joining Creative Commons as a software engineer in 2004, Nathan has been responsible for helping build Creative Commons’ technology infrastructure. Recent projects include participation in the development of the Creative Commons Rights Expression Language and the technical and metadata architecture for CC0.

Prior to Creative Commons, Nathan was a faculty member at Canterbury School, a leading college preparatory school in Fort Wayne, Indiana. At Canterbury School Nathan developed an introductory computer programming curriculum based on the Python programming language.

Nathan holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University and resides in San Francisco, California with his dog, Madeline.

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* A Database Called The Web

In 2002 people wanted to build a database to track creative works; we built that database and it's called the Web.
Nathan Yergler