What Happened on October 31st

The Whirlwind team, R. Weiser, R. Everett, and J. Forrester, at Jay Forrester's retirement party in June 1956. (The MITRE Corporation Archives)
The Whirlwind team, R. Weiser, R. Everett, and J. Forrester, at Jay Forrester's retirement party in June 1956. (The MITRE Corporation Archives)
 
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.