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Session Details2019-01-07T06:21:08+00:00

The Admiral's Language of Choice

Presented by: Ken Patton
Time: Friday, Jan. 11, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Most of us know about Admiral Grace Hopper. She is rightly recognized as a pioneer in computer science and innovator of the compiler many of us depend on today, yet deriding one of her most-lasting impacts, COBOL, is fashionable. Go on a journey starting with the landscape of computing that led to the creation of the first machine-independent programming language and see the language constructs that enable its most common platform, the mainframe, to process 2.5 billion transactions a day. Walk away having seen actual COBOL code and maybe an appreciation for why so much of it still runs our world every day.

Room: RosewoodTags: Hardware, OtherLevel: Introductory and overview