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Tuesday, July 19 • 13:30 - 14:30

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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 and first-hand experiences on how we went about the job of programming. I will describe what the hardware was like and what software was available for programmers, and will also offer 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 July 19, 2022 13:30 - 14:30 EDT
B - Knightsbridge