Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), laid the first foundations of the Web in March 1989. Three years later, he presented the first site that could be consulted outside CERN at a scientific meeting in Annecy (the ancestor of the Web Conference) attended by the computer engineer Wojciech Wojcik, then CERN correspondent for the CNRS.
It returns to the laboratory with this technology of easy sharing of the same information. With another engineer, Daniel Charnay, he created France's first web page dedicated to IN2P3 (Institut National de physique nucléaire et de physique des particules located in Villeurbanne): a photo of the building, some information and three hypertext links to other websites around the world. The site info.in2p3.fr thus became the first French site and the fifth largest in the world at the time.
Source : La Tribune Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes