Inventor of the Web to Keynote Linux Conference

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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 is also the 3Com Founders Professor of Engineering at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This is Sir Tim Berners-Lee's first visit to Australia in over a decade, 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. attendees will have the opportunity to see Sir Tim Berners-Lee keynote on Thursday 31 January. There are still some conference tickets available from the conference website at, but for those not attending the conference, keynote-only tickets and one day Open Government event tickets (including the keynote) are available for purchase from

For more information on this jam-packed schedule, visit

About showcases the best of open source and community-driven software and hardware, and it’s coming to the Australian National University from 28 January to 2 February, 2013. The conference provides a great opportunity for open source developers, users, hackers, and makers to share their ideas and further improve their projects.


Michael Still (Conference Director) +61 2 6140 4546