VCF East — Keynotes

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Friday, May 3: Steve Bellovin, Ph.D., teaches at Columbia University. He wrote the scripts that were used to create USENET. He won the USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award, NIST/NSA National Computer Systems Security Award, and is member of the National Academy of Engineering.

 

Saturday, May 4: In the 1960s-1970s, Ken Thompson co-invented UNIX along with Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs. He also worked on the language B, the operating system Plan 9, and the language Go. He and Ritchie won the Turing Award. He now works at Google. He’ll be interviewed Brian Kernighan of “K&R” fame.

 

Sunday, May 5: Joe Decuir worked as an engineer at Atari from 1975-1979, where he helped develop the Atari VCS and Atari 800. He then worked at Amiga from 1982-1984 on the (Commodore) Amiga 1000 computer.