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60 years of Programming at Birkbeck

  • Speaker: Professor Roger Johnson
  • Date: Wednesday, 2 May 2012 from 16:45 to 17:45
  • Location: Room 745, Malet Street

May 2nd 1952 was the day when Birkbeck's best known pioneer computer, APE(X)C, first successfully executed a progarm. The talk will review Booth's work leading up to that day including a number of new pictures and documents that have come to light. An introduction will be given to its programming facilities. The talk will conclude with a brief overview of Turing's impact on Booth's work.