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James Gosling received a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, Canada in 1977. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983. The title of his thesis was "The Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints". He spent many years as a VP & Fellow at Sun Microsystems. He has built satellite data acquisition systems, a multiprocessor version of Unix, several compilers, mail systems and window managers. He has also built a WYSIWYG text editor, a constraint based drawing editor and a text editor called `Emacs' for Unix systems. At Sun his early activity was as lead engineer of the NeWS window system. He did the original design of the Java programming language and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine. He has been a contributor to the Real-Time Specification for Java, and a researcher atSun labs where his primary interest was software development tools. He then was the Chief Technology Officer of Sun's Developer Products Group and the CTO of Sun's Client Software Group. He briefly worked for Oracle after the acquisition of Sun. After a year off, he spent some time at Google and is now the chief software architect at Liquid Robotics where he spends his time writing software for the Waveglider, an autonomous ocean-going robot.
James Gosling Seminars
Opening Keynote: The Father of Java, James Gosling Thu 6th Oct 10:00 - 10:40
Opening Keynote: The Father of Java, James Gosling
James Gosling – The Father of Java and legendary computer programmer joins us to give the real story behind the creation and success of Java and also a fascinating insight into his current projects which are focused at the intersection of IoT/robotics, cloud computing, and the magically mysterious world of remote digital communications.
Time / Place
Thu 6th Oct 10:00 to 10:40