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Tuesday, October 26 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Computing in the 1960’s

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What was it like to be a computer programmer almost 60 years ago?

I started programming in those days, and would like to share with you my recollections of how we went about the job of programming "back then."  In this talk I will show you what hardware we had to work with, will describe the system software that was available for programmers to use, and will also offer personal anecdotes dating from that era.

Come and join me in a return to the time of punch cards, punched paper tape, unit record equipment, and disk drives the size of a laundry machine!

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Walter E Brown

With broad experience in industry, academia, consulting, and research, Dr. Walter E. Brown has been a computer programmer for almost 60 years, and a C++ programmer for more than 40 years.He joined the C++ standards effort in 2000, and has since written circa 175 proposal papers. Among... Read More →

Tuesday October 26, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MDT
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