The World Wide Web is everywhere, but from April 26-30 it was focused on Raleigh. Raleigh hosted the 19th annual International WWW 2010 Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center. The Conference, which generally rotates among the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific, was three years in the making and welcomed companies such as Google, Facebook, and Yahoo to the Triangle. Hosted by North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Conference focused on the future of the World Wide Web, innovations and new technologies.
WWW 2010 is the web conference to attend. Where else would you be able to meet Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, and have a chance to work with him in a breakout session and learn about the next big advanced in the Web? Answer: None.
WCED and Raleigh Economic Development were lucky enough to be front and center at the event and able to connect with company representatives from across the country and around the globe. More than 1,000 people attended the conference, representing over 40 different countries. Attendees ranged from researchers, developers and academics to everyday users.
WCED and Raleigh Economic Development look forward to having other global conferences call the Raleigh-Wake County area home, if only for a few days.