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Tim Berners Lee

  1. 1. Tim Berners -Lee The person I chose to do my project on is Tim Berners- lee. Who invented the World Wide Web .
  2. 2. Early Years <ul><li>Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee entered this earth on June 8, 1955 in London, England. </li></ul><ul><li>Both of his parents was mathematicians who were employed together on the team that built the Manchester Mark I , one of the earliest computers. </li></ul><ul><li>His parents (Conway Burners-Lee, Mary Lee Woods) are both computer geeks therefore they thought him a lot about maths and how computers operates. </li></ul><ul><li>I thinks it’s fair enough to say that they’re amongst his inspirations. </li></ul><ul><li>Tim attend Sheen Mount Primary School (which has dedicated a new hall in his honor ) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>He attend Emanuel School in Wandsworth where he studied his O-Levels and A-Levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Later then attend The Queen's College, Oxford where he played table tennis for Oxford . </li></ul><ul><li>While at Queen's, he built a computer with a soldering iron, TTL gates, an M6800 processor and an old television. </li></ul><ul><li>Also while at Oxford he met his first wife Jane. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1976 he graduated from Oxford with a degree in Physics. </li></ul><ul><li>After graduation he worked at Plessey Controls Limited in Poole as a programmer (his wife also worked there). </li></ul><ul><li>In 1978, he worked at D.G. Nash Limited (also in Poole) where he wrote typesetting software and an operating system. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Ordinary level is a subject-based qualification conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education (GCE). </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Level , is a General Certificate of Education qualification in England , Northern Ireland and Wales , usually taken by students during the optional final two years of secondary school (Years 12 & 13*, commonly called the Sixth Form except for Scotland) </li></ul>
  5. 5. First Invention tools <ul><li>These are the tools tim used to built his first computer. Top left is a soldering iron. Bottom left is a TTL and below is a old TV. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Working Fields <ul><li>In 1980 he worked at CERN as a consultant software engineer, where he built his unpublished first prototype system “ Enquire”. </li></ul><ul><li>Also in 1980 he created his own langauage called Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML) for the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1984, he took up a fellowship at CERN, to work on distributed real-time systems for scientific data acquisition and system control. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1989 he made his history by creating global hypertext project aka World Wide Web. </li></ul><ul><li>He wrote the first World Wide Web server, &quot;httpd&quot;, and the first client, &quot;WorldWideWeb” which ran through nextstep environment. </li></ul><ul><li>1991 in the summer time his invention “World Wide Web” got extremely popular. </li></ul>
  7. 7. First website <ul><li>On August 6, 1991 he built his first website (http://info.cern.ch/info.cern.ch). Which provided an explanation about what the World Wide Web was, how you could own a browser, and how to set up a web server. It later then became the first web directory. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Achievements <ul><li>1995: Kilby Foundation's &quot;Young Innovator of the Year ” </li></ul><ul><li>1997: MCI Computerworld/Smithsonian Award for Leadership in Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>1998:Charles Babbage award </li></ul><ul><li>1999:Named &quot;One of the 100 greatest minds of the century&quot; by Time Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>2000:Special Award for Outstanding Contribution of the World Television Forum </li></ul><ul><li>2001:Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>2002: Japan Prize , the Science and Technology Foundation of Japan </li></ul><ul><li>2003: Special Award of the American Society for Information Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2004: Prince of Asturias Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technical Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2005:Financial Times Lifetime Achievement Award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2006: President's Medal , the Institute of Physics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2007: D&AD President's Award for Innovation and Creativity </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Man Behind the Web
  10. 10. Credits (sources) <ul><li>Book: MultiMedia from Wagner to virtual reality </li></ul><ul><li>Sites: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventors/berners-lee.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Berners_Lee_Tim.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/4-5-2005-68128.asp </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/Longer.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thocp.net/biographies/berners_lee.html </li></ul>

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