Dartmouth plans celebration for 50th anniversary of BASIC computer language
This allowed people with no math or science background to learn how to code computer programs.
They also developed Dartmouth’s timesharing system, which allowed more than one person to work on a computer at a time. The punch card system was known as batch processing, Kurtz said.
A Wednesday afternoon celebration of BASIC at Dartmouth will include a look at yesterday, today and tomorrow, Kurtz said, and will include Kurtz, some of the students who helped develop BASIC, Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon, and current industry leaders.
Next, an interactive session is planned featuring innovative computing projects by current Dartmouth students across multiple disciplines. The afternoon will conclude with a panel on the future of computing with experts from Google, Intel, and MIT.
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