This Day in History: October 31

Today: December 9, 2016
The First Conference on Digital Computer Technique Was Held at MIT
The Whirlwind team, R. Weiser, R. Everett, and J. Forrester, at Jay Forrester's retirement party in June 1956. (The MITRE Corporation Archives)

October 31, 1945

The First Conference on Digital Computer Technique Was Held at MIT

The conference was sponsored by the National Research Council, Subcommittee Z on Calculating Machines and Computation. Attended by the Whirlwind team, it influenced the direction of this computer.