The Web is 30!

W3C Hungarian Office, hosted by MTA SZTAKI joins to celebrate 30th anniversary of the web.

In 1989 the world’s largest physics laboratory, CERN, was a hive of ideas and information stored on multiple incompatible computers. Sir Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a unifying structure for linking information across different computers, and wrote a proposal in March 1989 called "Information Management: A Proposal". By 1991 this vision of universal connectivity had become the World Wide Web, and in 1994 the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) had been formed.  The W3C mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web, and to reach the goal of “Web for all!”

MTA SZTAKI joined W3C in 1995, and it is here where the first (and only, so far) Eastern-European W3C office opened in 2002. The main tasks of the W3C Hungarian Office, run in the Department of Distributed Systems, is to familiarize Hungarian institutions (universities, governmental bodies, civil organizations) and companies with W3C’s developments (specifications, principles, softwares), and to give information about them continuously. It also publishes the most important W3C documents in Hungarian on website.

The event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Web can be followed via Web@30 webcast as well.