WWW6 logo, link back to Conference homepage Sixth International World Wide Web Conference

Keynote Speaker:
Tim Berners-Lee

Inventor of the World Wide Web

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 University.

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.

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