Tim Berners-Lee

By Joyce Escabarte

About Tim Berners - Lee

Timothy John Berners Lee was born on 8 June 1955 and grew up in London. He studied physics at Oxford University and became a software engineer. He soon became successful.


He also created the first web browser and editor. The world's first website, http://info.cern.ch, was launched on 6 August 1991. It explained the World Wide Web concept and gave users an introduction to getting started with their own websites. People has been creating their own websites for other people to use it e.g Facebook, Twitter and lots more. Other companies has made different types of computers and laptops through the past generations.


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 the World Wide Web Foundation, launched in 2009 to coordinate efforts to further the potential of the Web to benefit humanity.

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Tim Berners -Lee is currently the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, the group that sets technical standards for the Web. He has recently written a book entitled,'Weaving The Web: The original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by its Inventor.

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