Sir Tim Berners-Lee coming to Canberra

johnboy 14 December 2012 1
tim berners lee

The have announced the father of the internet is coming to town to speak at ANU.

Australia’s premier open source conference,, are very proud to announce the fourth and final keynote speaker for 2013. Sir Tim Berners-Lee is best known for inventing the World Wide Web in the late 1980s, and is now the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees web development around the world. Sir Tim Berners-Lee is appearing at as part of his visit to Australia in January 2013, with support from a consortia of sponsors. The full details of the tour and sponsors are available at

Sir Tim Berners-Lee was knighted in 2004 for his work on HTTP and the World Wide Web, and was elected as a foreign associate of the United States Academy of Sciences in 2009. He also holds the Founders Chair at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. This is Sir Tim Berners- Lee’s first visit to Australia, and his keynote speech is set to be the only technical talk during his Down Under tour. This talk is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Aussie geeks to see and hear the inventor of the web.

The keynote from Sir Tim Berners-Lee rounds out a full conference schedule, with other keynotes being given by fellow internet pioneer Radia Perlman, Chumby co-inventor Andrew ‘bunnie’ Huang, and Debian guru Bdale Garbee.

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Grrrr Grrrr 8:42 pm 16 Dec 12

That would be “father of the web” then. If anyone is the “father of the internet”, it’s Vint Cerf.

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