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The Story of Java

James Gosling

Tuesday, January 09, 2001

6:00 p.m.

NASA Ames Main Auditorium (Building 201),
Moffett Federal Airfield, Mountain View, CA, USA

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Once upon a time...\Java, whose original name was Oak, was developed as a part of the Green project at Sun. It was started in December '90 by Patrick Naughton,Mike Sheridan and James Gosling and was chartered to spend time (and money!) trying to figure out what would be the \next wave\ of computing and how we might catch it. We quickly came to the conclusion that at least one of the waves was going to be the convergence of digitally controlled consumer devices and computers…” Come and hear the stories behind Java's origin and development, from the perspective of its creator.

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