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Sir Tim Berners-Lee Public Lecture

Tickets are free but BOOKED OUT - some unallocated tickets may be available at the event prior to the start of the lecture:

http://tbldownunder.org/

About TBL

A graduate of Oxford University, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while atCERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory, in 1989. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URLs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread.

He is the 3Com Founders Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he also heads theDecentralized Information Group (DIG). He is also a Professor in theElectronics and Computer Science Departmentat the University of Southampton, UK.

He is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a Web standards organization founded in 1994 which develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. He was a Director of the Web Science Trust (WST) launched in 2009 to promote research and education in Web Science, the multidisciplinary study of humanity connected by technology.

Tim is a Director of theWorld Wide Web Foundation, launched in 2009 to coordinate efforts to further the potential of the Web to benefit humanity.

He has promoted open government data globally and is a member of the UK’s Transparency Board.

In 2001 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society. He has been the recipient of several international awards including the Japan Prize, the Prince of Asturias Foundation Prize, the Millennium Technology Prize and Germany’s Die Quadriga award. In 2004 he was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth and in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Merit. In 2009 he was elected a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of “Weaving the Web“.


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  • Philip R.

    Excellent! Fantastic! It was well worth waiting in line for 1.5 hours for the unallocated tickets and I talked to some really interesting people next to me who had a startup with some interesting/useful technology who could help with interactive Web Meetups for Sydney Futurists!

    February 5, 2013

  • Chandran S.

    Talk was as expected excellent. But he didn't say much about semantic web; conceived by him but not realised even after a decade.

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was excellent, great talk and panel QA

    February 5, 2013

  • Luke S.

    Amazing time!! The Godfather he is!!

    February 5, 2013

  • Harry N.

    Yup! I did the same - knew about TBL's talk and neglected to book.
    I thought this meetup group had some special arrangement - ah well....

    February 4, 2013

  • Philip R.

    Belinda,

    We did not do a group booking - and, from the unexpectedly big interest, we probably would have underbooked anyway . . sorry . .

    Unallocated tickets are being made available just before the event starts - I am getting there earlier to see if I can get a ticket . .

    Regards,
    Phil.

    February 4, 2013

    • Bellinda

      Thanks Phil. Will do same. Cheers

      February 4, 2013

  • Bellinda

    Hi The event says it's sold out. To save me turning up and not being able to get in - do we have a group booking- or special arrangement?

    Cheers
    Bellinda

    1 · February 4, 2013

  • David B.

    Does anyone know the subject of the talk?

    December 28, 2012

    • Philip R.

      Not yet - I will be very interested to see what it is too!

      December 28, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll take a guess - it's about internet and where it's all going!

      1 · December 28, 2012

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