Friday, October 08, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Rashid Auditorium 4401 Gates & Hillman Centers
SCS Special Presentation
Studies in the Ballistic Arts
The design of the Computer Language Perl was influenced by mathematics, linguistics, chemistry, music....and ballistics. Come find out why computer programming is a ballistic art.
Larry Wall was educated at various places including the Cornish School
of Music, the Seattle Youth Symphony, Seattle Pacific University,
Multnomah School of the Bible, SIL International, U.C. Berkeley, and
UCLA. Though trained primarily in music, chemistry, and linguistics,
Larry has been working with computers for the last 35 years or so.
He is most famous for writing _rn_, _patch_, and the Perl programming
language, but prefers to think of himself as a cultural hacker whose
vocation in life is to bring a bit of joy into the dreary existence
of programmers. For various definitions of "work for", Larry has
worked for Seattle Pacific, MusiComedy Northwest, System Development
Corporation, Burroughs, Unisys, the NSA, Telos, ConTel, GTE, JPL,
NetLabs, Seagate, Tim O'Reilly, the Perl Foundation, and himself.
Larry is currently employed by NetLogic Microsystems in Santa Clara,
California, because they think he knows something about pattern
Hosted in conjunction with The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop