|About the Speaker||
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in late 1990 while working
at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland.
He wrote the application on a NeXT, the first WWW server, with most
of the communications software. Prior to his work at CERN, Tim was
a founding director of Image Computer Systems, a consultant in
hardware and software system design, real-time communications
graphics and text processing, and a principal engineer with Plessey
Telecommunications in Poole, England. He is a graduate of Oxford
Tim is now the overall Director of the World Wide Web Consortium. He is a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science.
|Abstract of Talk||
Tim Berners-Lee will take as a starting point the motivations behind the
original web design and work from that point to conclude which
technical developments are important for the web to achieve those
goals. As well as setting the stage for developers day this will
explain some of the goals and interdependencies of work being
coordinated by the World Wide Web Consortium.