Radial Engine + Keyboard in Smalltalk – Forty Years of Fun with Computers – YOW 2010 Melbourne

Radial Engine + Keyboard in Smalltalk – Forty Years of Fun with Computers – YOW 2010 Melbourne
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Forty Years of Fun with Computers

Dan Ingalls has had the good fortune to create, or at least to assist at the birth of, a number of core technologies that we take for granted these days. In this talk he will present these from several perspectives: the forces that brought them forth, the qualities that give them power, and the liveliness that makes them all fun to this day.

Keywords: Smalltalk, Interaction, Visualization, VisualWeb, JavaScript, VisualLanguages, UX, MultiMedia

Speaker Information
Dan Ingalls
Principal Architect of Five Generations of Smalltalk
Fellow at SAP Palo Alto Research Centre

Dan Ingalls is the principal architect of five generations of Smalltalk environments. He designed the byte-coded virtual machine that made Smalltalk practical in 1976. He later conceived a Smalltalk written in itself and made portable and efficient by a Smalltalk-to-C translator, now known as the Squeak open-source Smalltalk. Dan also invented BitBlt, the general-purpose graphical operation that underlies most bitmap graphics systems today, as well as pop-up menus. His most recent work, the Lively Kernel, is a dynamic graphics and programming environment that runs entirely in a browser. Able to save its results and even new versions of itself as web pages, if offers the promise that wherever there is the web there is authoring. Dan received his B.A. in Physics from Harvard University, and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He is a recipient of the ACM Grace Hopper Award, and the ACM Software Systems Award.

Dan has recently joined SAP and is a member of the Chief Scientist team guiding the company’s technology vision, direction and execution.

Software Passion: Good software brings mathematics to life. If itdoesn’t it isn’t

Sun Contrarian Mind – Dan Ingalls

Twitter: @DanIngalls

Blog: whatsup-di.blogspot.com/

Articles: The Lively Kernel

FLOSS Weekly 29: Dan Ingalls May 23rd, 2008
Dan Ingalls on
the History of Smalltalk and the Lively Kernel

Dan Ingalls presenting OCR of Sanskrit with his dad in 1980

About YOW! Australia 2010
The YOW! 2010 Australia Software Developer Conference is a unique opportunity for you to listen to and talk with international software experts in a relaxed setting.

Here’s why you should want to attend:

* concise, technically-rich talks and workshops delivered
without the usual vendor-hype and marketing spin
* broad exposure to the latests tools and technologies,
processes and practices in the software industry
* “invitation only” speakers selected by an independent
international program committee from a network
of over 400 authors and experts
* a relaxed conference setting where you get the rare opportunity
to meet and talk with world-reknowned speakers face-to-face
* an intimate workshop setting where you are able
to benefit from an in-depth learning experience
* a truly unique opportunity to make contacts and network
with other talented Australian software professionals
* you’ll be supporting a great charity. Ten dollars from every registration will be donated to the Endeavour Foundation.

website: YOW! 2010 Melbourne
venue: Jasper Hotel, Melbourne

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