[talk] NYC*BUG Upcoming

Patrick McEvoy mcevoy.pat at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 11:20:54 EDT 2015

Can someone ask Mr. Bourne if we can stream his talk?
Should he agree, I am sure many people would want to see it.

George Rosamond wrote:
> We are excited for the November meeting, are working on a good line-up
> for 2016.  Some sort of city-wide technical holiday party is in the
> works, which we will publicize once we know the details.
> Note that we are NOT meeting the first Wednesday of November!
> We now this will be a packed meeting, so we recommend coming early.
> ****
> November 19th - Special Meeting, Stephen R. Bourne
> 18:45, Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St
> Notice: special meeting, not regular date
> Abstract
>     my history and background
>     how and why we had to re write the shell
>     why I wrote my own memory management
>     key language design decisions
>     where those ideas came from
>     what was hard to get right
>     system changes we made to accommodate sh
>     what the rules were in UNIX group
>     what would I do differently today
> Speaker Bio
> Steve Bourne is computer scientist who is internationally known for his
> work on the UNIX operating system. While at Bell Laboratories, Steve
> designed the UNIX Command Language known as the "Bourne Shell". It is
> the standard command line interface to UNIX and is widely used today in
> scripting in the UNIX programming environment.
> Steve has a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from King's College London,
> England. He has a Diploma (or Master's degree) in Computer Science and a
> Ph.D. in mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge. While at the
> University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory he worked on an ALGOL 68
> compiler and CAMAL an early algebra system.
> After Cambridge, Steve spent nine years at Bell Labs with the Seventh
> Edition Unix team. As well as the Bourne shell, he wrote the adb
> debugger and published /The UNIX System/, the second book on the UNIX
> system, intended for a general readership. This book is recognized as a
> text for the effective use of UNIX.
> After Bell Labs, he spent 20 years in senior engineering management
> positions. At Cisco Systems, he was director of engineering for
> enterprise network management; at Sun Microsystems, he managed the
> Solaris 2.0 program; at Digital Equipment Corporation, he developed
> DEC's first RISC-based workstation; and at Silicon Graphics, he was
> Director of Software Engineering responsible for the introduction of the
> IRIS, the company's first graphics workstation.
> From 2000 to 2002 he was President of the Association for Computing
> Machinery. For his work on computing he was made a Fellow of the ACM in
> 2005. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
> At present Steve is chief technology officer at Rally Venture Partners,
> a Menlo Park-based venture capital group in California. He is also the
> chair of the Editorial Advisory Board for /ACM Queue/, a magazine he
> started when he was President of the ACM.
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