Larry's Notebook

March 29, 2013

Bell Labs Tribute to Dennis Ritchie – YouTube

Filed under: C/C++, engineering, professional — Tags: , — larryang @ 1:04 PM

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Bell Labs Tribute to Dennis Ritchie is the video from Dennis Ritchie Day at Bell Labs: The Lasting Legacy of Dennis Ritchie: The Impact of Software on Society.

The agenda:

  • Al Aho, original member of the Bell Labs Computer Systems Lab where UNIX and the C programming language were invented. He co-authored the AWK programming language and is currently Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University;
  • Brian Kernighan, original member of the Computer Systems team who co-authored the C programming language book with Ritchie; he is currently Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University;
  • Doug McIlroy, who led the Computer Systems Lab, and is currently Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth College;
  • David Patterson, Professor of Computer Science, U.C. Berkeley, where he led the design and implementation of RISC I (Reduced Instruction Set Computer); and
  • Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google, Inc. Schmidt co-authored the lex analysis software program for UNIX.

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