On May 6th, 1996, Tallahassee, Florida, USA, David Lowe became the first Certified Webmaster in the World.
His background includes a Bachelors in CIS from FAMU 1986, and a
Masters in Computer Science from Florda State University 1988,
with a minor in Artificial Intelligence computer applications.
In November 1995, David Lowe along with Barry McConnell, Director of Computer Training for FSU,
started the first Webmaster Certification program in the country at Florida State University
On May 6th, 1996 David became the first Certified Webmaster
in the World.
In 1996 he also established WebYoda
with one purpose in mind:
to train Web professionals to build visually appealing Web
sites that load quickly, navigate easily, and are accessible
to as many people as possible with minimum confusion.
In October 1997, WebYoda went online providing Web
Professional training materials and certification. This was
the first nationally recognized Webmaster Certification available
to aspiring Web Professionals and is still setting the standard today.
Below is the first Webmaster Certification.
Awarded to David Lowe, May 6, 1996.
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