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First international conference on WWW held

First international conference on WWW held

25 May, 1994

The first ever International Conference on the World Wide Web, known as WWW1, was held at Geneva, Switzerland on 25May May 1994.

The event was organised by Robert Cailliau, a computer scientist who had helped Sir Tim Berners-Lee develop the World Wide Web. Cailliau also created a logo for the WWW. Six people were inducted into the World Wide Web Hall of Fame and each received a Chromachron watch, engraved with the WWW logo.

The event is fondly referred to as the “Woodstock of the Web” by geeks.

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