Sunday Nov 12 , 2017 Education Event
2017 CHM Fellow Alan Cooper: Father of Visual Basic
Alan Cooper is best known as the “Father of Visual Basic,” possibly the most widely used visual programming environment in the software industry. But Cooper had significant accomplishments both before and after independently developing and selling what became Visual Basic to Microsoft in 1988. Cooper had been one of the first software entrepreneurs of the personal computer industry, alongside such giants as Bill Gates and Gary Kildall. And Cooper’s later work on interaction design blazed a trail for the user experience designers who help make our apps easier to use today.
On April 28, 2017, the Museum will celebrate 30 years of Fellow Awards with the induction of its 2017 honorees: Alan Cooper, Margaret Hamilton, Cleve Moler, and Larry Roberts.READ MORE
2017 CHM Fellow Cleve Moler: Mozart of the Matrix
This year CHM honors American mathematician and inventor of the MATLAB numerical computing environment, Cleve Moler. Moler created the original MATLAB program, short for “Matrix Laboratory,” while at the University of New Mexico as a quick calculator for his students doing basic matrix operations.
New Exhibition Make Software: Change the World! Now Open
Fly through World of Warcraft’s fantastic world of Azeroth, learn Photoshop from the pros, try your hand at coding, and speed-text your way to victory in Make Software: Change the World! Plan your visit now, or explore the exhibition online.
Remembering Bob Taylor
February 10, 1932–April 13, 2017
Bob Taylor oversaw or funded many key developments in computing over the last 55 years: the mouse and web-like online systems at NASA and ARPA; the ARPAnet; and the defining features of the modern PC at Xerox PARC including the Alto personal computer, internetworking, and Ethernet. Taylor was named a CHM Fellow in 2013.
Remembering Harry Huskey
January 16, 1916–April 9, 2017
Harry Huskey, an American mathematician and educator, worked with computing legend Alan Turing on the Pilot ACE machine, developed the SWAC and Bendix G-15 computers, and spent much of his life as an educator, most recently at UC Santa Cruz. Huskey was named a CHM Fellow in 2013.