Engineering Leadership SIG: Featuring World-famous Doug Engelbart





    The world-famous Doug Engelbart will make an appearance at EL-SIG on November 20. The event will include a mural viewing (very large visual depiction of Doug's contributions in computation over the last 40+ years as constructed by Eileen Clegg, who has worked the last 5 years on a book with Doug). EL SIG Co-chair Sam Hahn will conduct an interview with Doug. More about Doug: Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart (born January 30, 1925) is an American inventor of Swedish and Norwegian descent.[1] He is best known for inventing the computer mouse (in a joint effort with Bill English[2]); as a pioneer of human-computer interaction whose team developed hypertext, networked computers, and precursors to GUIs; and as a committed and vocal proponent of the development and use of computers and networks to help cope with the world’s increasingly urgent and complex problems.  

    Eileen Clegg (Visual Insight) will present her biography of Doug Engelbart (approx 45 minutes), describing Doug's impact on computation and the PC industry the last 4 decades. Eileen has worked the last 5 years with Valerie Landau on a book chronicling Doug's work. She's also developed murals that depict the last 8 decades across multiple tracks of computing history, and traced the impact of Doug's work, as well as how it fit into the computing context.

    Sam Hahn will follow up with a 20-25 minute interview of Doug.  Sam Hahn will then interview Doug, posing questions to him that he's hopefully not been asked millions of times before!
    About the Speaker:  

    Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart
    Born January 30, 1925 (1925-01-30) (age 83)Known for Computer mouse, Hypertext Notable awards National Medal of Technology, Lemelson-MIT Prize, Turing Award, Lovelace Medal, Norbert Wiener Award for Social and Professional Responsibility, Fellow Award, Computer History Museum

    Currently, he is the director of his own company, the Bootstrap Institute, which he founded in 1988 with one of his daughters, Christina Engelbart. It is located in Menlo Park, California and promotes Engelbart's latest refinement of his philosophy, the concept of Collective IQ, and development of what he calls Open Hyper-Document Systems (OHS). In 2005 Engelbart received a National Science Foundation grant to fund the open source HyperScope project. The Hyperscope project has built a browser component using Ajax and DHTML designed to replicate Augment's multiple viewing and jumping capabilities (linking within and across various documents). HyperScope is perceived as the first step of a process designed to engage a wider community in a dialogue, on development of collaborative software and services, based on Engelbart's goals and research. Bootstrap Institute is now housed at SRI International.
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    Building D
    Southern Cross Room
    3410 Hillview Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94304




    6:30pm - 7:00pm - Registration
    7:00pm - 8:30pm - Presentation



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members

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