A retrospective on Niklaus Wirth

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Abstract: Niklaus Wirth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niklaus_Wirth passed away early this year. His legacy includes several programming languages, computer workstations and FPGA courseware. Most of all he was an educator that developed programming languages, computer IDE/operating systems and soft microprocessors to educate his students. Simplicity was his hallmark.
http://pascal.hansotten.com/niklaus-wirth/ has details on his many projects. Join us as we relive the 60s through the 90s when programming languages evolved rapidly along with microprocessors and personal computers. Those with related stories to tell are welcome to contact [email protected] for integration into the slide deck.
Speaker Bio: Jim Brakefield’s career started with degrees in Applied Math, EE and CS. He has done various software, real-time embedded, image processing, circuit board design and FPGA projects. His career has spanned the transistor and microprocessor eras along with their software. He is active in the IEEE Lone-star chapter. Some further details at: https://github.com/jimbrake
A retrospective on Niklaus Wirth

Room: Alumni Conference Room, Bldg: University Center, One Camino Santa Maria, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78228

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