HaPoC Special Session at CiE 2017

The HaPoC Commission organizes a Special Session on History and Philosophy of Computing at the Computability in Europe Conference, to be held in Turku, June 12-16, 2017

Special Sessions

 

Topic: History and foundations of recursion, in memory of Rósza Péter.

Organized by Liesbeth De Mol (Lille, France) and Giuseppe Primiero (London, United Kingdom).

Speakers:

  • Juliette Kennedy (University of Helsinki, Finland)
    Gödel’s Reception of Turing’s Model of Computability: the Shift of Perception in 1934
  • Jan von Plato (University of Helsinki, Finland)
    Rosa Politzer and the beginnings of the theory of computable functions
  • Hector Zenil (University of Oxford, UK, and Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
    Computability and Causality
  • Cliff Jones (Newcastle University, UK)
    Turing’s 1949 paper in context

 

 

Personal Computing: Olivetti P101 and Apple I in Pisa

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On October 8th, 2016, the Museum of Computing Machinery of Pisa University, during next Internet Festival (October 6-9, 2016) will host an event about the evolution of personal computing: “from Olivetti Programma 101 to Apple products”. Among the guests: Gastone Garziera and Giovanni De Sandre, part of the team of designers of P101, directed by Pier Giorgio Perotto. After the conference the newly restored P101 machines – property of the Museum – and an Apple I will be at work in a showcase open to the public.
Info: Dalla O alla A

From LEO to DeepMind @ London School of Economics

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LEO II/1 – Peter Wood at the tabulator and Kate Keen at the control desk. Source: Leo Computers Society

On Friday October 14th, 2016, 6.30-7.30 PM the London School of Economics is hosting the event:
From LEO to DeepMind: Britain’s computing pioneers, organized by the Department of Management LSE and LEO Computers Society.
Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt will discuss progress in CS education and digital skills, and the opportunities that flow from the next wave of British computing innovation in machine learning. Join Eric in conversation with Professor Chrisanthi Avgerou, Professor of Information Systems at LSE’s Department of Management and Programme Director of LSE’s MSc Management, Information Systems and Digital Innovation.

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required: more info available on LSE website.

Paper presented @ HaPoP3

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A paper titled “Data Validation: a historical comparative study from the business computing industry” was presented by Rabia Arif and Giuseppe Primiero at the Third Workshop on the History and Philosophy of Programming, held at CNAM in Paris on 25th of June 2016. This paper represents the first results in the latest installment of the David Caminer Postgraduate Scholarship in Business Computing.

The Story of LEO Computers @ London Metropolitan Archives

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LEO II/2 – W.D. & H.O. Wills. Source: Leo Computers Society

On Wednesday June 22nd, 2016 2-3 PM, at the London Metropolitan Archives Neville Lyons will give a talk about LEO Computers series. LEO 1 is the very first business computer, designed and manufactured by Lyons & Co. The speaker, a relative of the company’s co-founder Joseph Lyons will depict the profiles of some key individuals involved and how some leading industrial companies and government departments seized upon the invention and purchased models of this new ‘electronic brain’. Moreover, a video will be shown featuring programmers and designers who were involved in the early days of LEO.
Tickets and info available on Eventbrite