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STEM GLAM GALLERY: Timothy Berners-Lee

Happy New Year, Reader! May 2018 bring you joy, peace and prosperity. As always, YSE is grateful for your support, and we will continue to strive ahead towards our goals. We hope that you will make amazing progress towards your career goals as well, and may the mass*acceleration be with you! Go STEM!

On this special day, we want to honor a special person who has always helped gather the strength and support for YSE at the backstage, a person who has made a profound impact in all our lives, a person who we ought to thank for being able to read this today. He is Timothy Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web.

In 1955, Timothy Berners-Lee was born in England, United Kingdom. As a child, he enjoyed playing with trains and tinkered with the electronics to control the trains. In college, he made a computer out of an old television set. In 1976, he graduated from Oxford University with a first-class BA degree in Physics.

After graduation, Berners-Lee went on to work as an engineer at a Plessey telecom located in Poole. In 1978, he switched jobs to work for D.G. Nash in Dorset, where he helped create type-setting software for printers. From 1980, he was employed as an independent contractor at CERN in Switzerland.