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Catalog Number

102654042

Title

Rego, Alfredo oral history

Type

Text

Date

2008-06-06

Contributor

Grad, Burton, Interviewer
Hamilton, Dennis, Editor
Rego, Alfredo, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

47 p.

Description

This unusually detailed interview covers Alfredo Rego from his childhood in Guatemala to his coming to the U.S. to get a degree at the University of Texas. It then explores his technical programming work, first in Guatemala and then in the U.S. focused on the use of HP minicomputers and on the use of IMAGE, an HP database management system. He describes the formation of Adager with Rene Woc and the ongoing development and use of the Adager software system to enable much more efficient use of IMAGE to provide database structure independence for applications. Along the way, Alfredo discusses a wide range of personal experiences including skiing in the Olympics, home schooling his children and now analyzing the mechanics of skiing in hard packed or icy surfaces. The one constant seems to be his creative problem solving skills and his willingness to approach anyone and ask for their help in learning something new.

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Transcription

Subject

Rego, Alfredo; Adager; Codd, Ted; Date, Chris; Francisco Marroquín University; Hewlett Packard (HP); HP 3000; image; INTEREX; iPhone; Little, Robert; Suger, Eduardo; University of San Carlos; University of Texas; White, Fred; Woc, Rene

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Credit

Software History Center

Lot Number

X4704.2008