Tim Berners-Lee

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Early Life and Education
– Tim Berners-Lee was born on 8 June 1955 in London.
– His parents were mathematicians and computer scientists.
– He attended Sheen Mount Primary School and Emanuel School.
– Berners-Lee had a keen interest in electronics and trainspotting.
– He received a first-class BA in physics from The Queens College, Oxford.
– Berners-Lee pursued his postgraduate degree in computer science at the University of Oxford.

Career and Inventions
– Berners-Lee worked at Plessey and D. G. Nash before joining CERN.
– At CERN, he proposed the hypertext project and built the ENQUIRE prototype.
– He also worked at John Pooles Image Computer Systems, Ltd.
– Berners-Lee returned to CERN as a fellow in 1984 and connected hypertext with TCP and DNS to create the World Wide Web.
– He invented the World Wide Web, HTML, URL system, and HTTP.
– Berners-Lee is the founder and director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
– He co-founded the World Wide Web Foundation and developed the first web browser and web server.

Policy Work and Advocacy
– Berners-Lee is the founder and president of the Open Data Institute.
– He is an advisor at social network MeWe and a member of the board of trustees of the Ford Foundation.
– Berners-Lee is involved in policy work related to the World Wide Web.
– He advocates for net neutrality and has participated in efforts to uphold it.
– Berners-Lee launched the World Wide Web Foundation to advance the web for positive change.

Recognition and Honors
– Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004.
– He was named in Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century.
– Berners-Lee received the Turing Award in 2016 and the ACM Software System Award in 1995.
– He was awarded the Order of Merit in 2007.

Current Work and Impact
– Berners-Lee is the co-founder and CTO of Inrupt, focusing on giving individuals control over their personal data.
– He is working on the Solid project to decentralize the web and give users control over their data.
– Berners-Lee is actively involved in research on web science and promoting an open and inclusive web.
– His invention of the World Wide Web has revolutionized communication, commerce, and access to information globally.
– Berners-Lee continues to advocate for privacy, security, and ethical use of technology and is involved in various advisory roles.

Tim Berners-Lee (Wikipedia)

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS RDI FRSA DFBCS FREng (born 8 June 1955), also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, the HTML markup language, the URL system, and HTTP. He is a professorial research fellow at the University of Oxford and a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Tim Berners-Lee
Sir Tim Berners Lee arriving at the Guildhall to receive the Honorary Freedom of the City of London
Berners-Lee in 2014
Timothy John Berners-Lee

(1955-06-08) 8 June 1955 (age 68)
London, England
Other namesTimBL
EducationThe Queen's College, Oxford (BA)
Known forInvention of the World Wide Web
Nancy Carlson
(m. 1990; div. 2011)
(m. 2014)
Children2 children; 3 step-children
Parent(s)Conway Berners-Lee
Mary Lee Woods
AwardsTuring Award (2016)
Queen Elizabeth Prize (2013)
Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (2009)
Order of Merit (2007)
ACM Software System Award (1995)
Scientific career
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
World Wide Web Consortium
University of Oxford
University of Southampton

Berners-Lee proposed an information management system on 12 March 1989 and implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet in mid-November. He devised and implemented the first Web browser and Web server and helped foster the Web's subsequent explosive development. He is the founder and director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the continued development of the Web. He co-founded (with Rosemary Leith) the World Wide Web Foundation. In April 2009, he was elected as Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences.

Berners-Lee is a senior researcher and holder of the 3Com founder's chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is a director of the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI) and a member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. In 2011, he was named as a member of the board of trustees of the Ford Foundation. He is a founder and president of the Open Data Institute and is currently an advisor at social network MeWe. In 2004, Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his pioneering work. He received the 2016 Turing Award "for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale". He was named in Time magazine's list of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century and has received a number of other accolades for his invention.

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