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From Emacs to Java to ...?

James Gosling, Sun Microsystems

Wednesday, 4 October 2000, 5pm - 7pm

Cruciform Building Lecture Theatre 1
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1


In the past 18 months, UKUUG has organised an exciting series of free evening presentations given by world-renowned speakers such as Richard Stallman and Eric Raymond.

The next evening presentation will take place on Wednesday, 4th October 2000 with a talk by James Gosling, Vice President of Sun Microsystems and Sun Fellow.

The talk will consist of a broad perspective on how and why the Unix software developer's life has and hasn't changed over the years, looking at what led to Java and what today's development community needs next. The talk will be followed by a question and answer session.

This event is open to all, free of charge; advance booking is not required.

The entrance to the UCL's Cruciform Building is in Gower Street, opposite the main gates of the college.

There will be signs directing people to the lecture theatre from this entrance.

The venue is a short walk from Euston or Kings Cross stations. The nearest tube is Euston Square (Metropolitan, Circle, and Hammersmith & City Lines) or Warren Street (Northern and Victoria Lines).

James Gosling:

James Gosling, Sun Microsystems, Inc. Vice President and Sun Fellow. James Gosling received a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, Canada in 1977. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983. The title of his thesis was "The Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints".

He is currently a VP and  Fellow at Sun Microsystems. He has built satellite data acquisition systems, a multiprocessor version of UNIX, several compilers, mail systems and window managers. He has also built a WYSIWYG text editor, a constraint based drawing editor and a text editor called `Emacs' for UNIX systems. At Sun his early activity was as lead engineer of the NeWS window system.

He did the original design of the Java programming language. and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine.
He has recently been a contributor to the Real-Time Specification for Java (http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/javaone00/j1-00-gosling.html, http://java.sun.com/aboutJava/communityprocess/first/jsr001/, http://www.awlonline.com/product/0,2627,0201703238,00.html).

He is currently a researcher at Sun labs where his primary interest is software development tools.

James Gosling's home page: http://java.sun.com/people/jag/.

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