BASIC @ 50: The Past of Computing at Dartmouth

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BASIC @ 50: The Past of Computing at Dartmouth

Debut screening of a video documentary by Professor Dan Rockmore, Bob Drake and Mike Murray on the history and impact of BASIC at Dartmouth followed by discussion and Q&A

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
1:00pm-2:30pm
Hood Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Conferences, Films, Lectures & Seminars

May 1, 2014 marks 50 years since Dartmouth Mathematics Professors John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz made computing history when they successfully launched the BASIC computer language for the first time, which went on to become the most widely used computer language in the world.

This celebratory symposium in honor of BASIC's 50th anniversary is occuriing on April 30, 2014, and will recognize the impact of BASIC's development, showcase innovation in computing at Dartmouth today, and discuss what the next fifty years might hold for the future of computing.

The opening session of the conference focuses on the PAST, and will feature a debut screening of a video documentary by Dan Rockmore, Bob Drake and Mike Murray on the history and impact of BASIC, followed by a discussion and Q&A with the film producers and the original founders of BASIC.

For more information, contact:
Amelia Raether
603-646-0299

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.