The Australian Computer Society was a proud sponsor of the Sir Tim Berners-Lee Down-Under Tour, held at The University of Melbourne on Monday 4 February.
An audience of over 1700 guests were given the unique opportunity to hear from Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web; someone who has been involved in the shaping of the Web since the beginning and learnt about the history of the world’s most important asset and disruption.
In attendance were the 25 winners of the ACS Victoria Members Draw, who were fortunate to win a double-pass each, along with 50 other invited ACS guests.
This tour was initiated with a request from the linux.conf.au 2013 organising team to have Sir Tim Berners-Lee as the keynote presenter. As Sir Tim Berners-Lee has not been to Australia in over 15 years and to maximise his visit, a tour comprising Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, the Gold Coast and Wellington was devised.
The TBL Down Under Tour was coordinated in Australia by Pia Waugh (Open Government Expert) and Jan Bryson (Partner&Prosper), in collaboration with Celebrity Speakers Ltd.
Ian Dennis, Chairman, ACS Victoria, also provided a speech and a welcome at the Tour in Melbourne.