[svlug] [svlug-announce] SVLUG Nov. 4 meeting: Question and Answer w/ Dr. James Gosling
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The Silicon Valley Linux Users Group (SVLUG) meets this Wednesday:
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Question and Answer
VP and Sun Fellow, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Everything you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask. Dr. Gosling
has been one of the best-known software developers of the current age.
Come to get his views on multiprocessor support and virtual machines, in
which areas he was a pioneer, the Java programming language, which he
invented, and more.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
James Gosling received a BSc in Computer Science from the University
of Calgary, Canada in 1977. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from
Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983. The title of his thesis was "The
Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints". He has built satellite data
acquisition systems, a multiprocessor version of Unix, several
compilers, mail systems, and window managers. He has also built a
WYSIWYG text editor, a constraint based drawing editor and a port of the
'Emacs' text editor to Unix systems. At Sun, his early activity was as
lead engineer of the NeWS window system. He did the original design of
the Java programming language and implemented its original compiler and
Symantec (formerly Veritas Software Corp.)
350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
Mountain View, CA 94043
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If you just can't get enough, a smaller group usually goes to a local
restaurant/diner after the meeting. We'll announce the restaurant
selection at the meeting.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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