Internet Inventor Tim Berners Lee Visits Lagos to Mark 30th Anniversary of the World Wide Web
Sir Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web is presently in Lagos, Nigeria as part of the 30th anniversary of the internet.
Earlier in the week, Sir Lee announced a 30-hour tour of several cities as part of the anniversary to mark the creation of the internet.
He kicked off the 30 hour tour with a visit to his former office at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research also known as CERN. In 1989 and 1990, Sir Tim created the basic framework for the modern world wide web and went on to create the first internet browser.
Here is what I told the girls at WTech today:— Nnenna (@nnenna) March 13, 2019
"You cannot meet @timberners_lee and remain the same. You are now bound by excellence, integrity and hardwork. You cannot abandon school. You cannot get pregnant before time. You cannot post nude photos."#Web30 #ForTheWeb pic.twitter.com/1Lphlw6IuV
His Lagos trip is his second tour destination. According to one report, his Lagos trip will focus on how the “web has changed our world and what we must do to build a better web that serves all of humanity.”
Sir Tim made a visit to the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), where he gave a speech about “Contract for the Web.” With the audience largely made up of young girls, he wrote on his Twitter page that they were “Wonderful energy and creativity”.
Today we had the pleasure of hosting Sir @timberners_lee aka Father/Inventor of the Web and the Board of the @WebFoundation in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the World Wide Web! #Web30 #ForTheWeb #CcHUB pic.twitter.com/ZpRuB4Nnxx— Co-Creation Hub (@Cc_HUB) March 13, 2019
Following his session at W.TEC, Sir Tim made a trip to Yaba as he was hosted by CcHub. He was intimated about the team’s work in health care education and good governance. Sir Tim was given an exclusive demo on the work of some of the hub’s portfolio companies. Solutions from LifeBank.ng, Riby Finance and AI startup, Deep Quest, were also showcased.
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