Getting ready for EduComm 2007.It's only January, but we're already deep into preparations for EduComm 2007 (Anaheim, Calif., June 19-21). I'm pleased to announce the two keynote speakers for this year's conference: Alan Kay (person) Alan Kay - The leader of the Software Concepts Group at Xerox Palo Alto Research Centre which developed Smalltalk, the pioneering object-oriented programming system, in 1972. and David Pogue David Pogue (born March 9 1963) is a technology writer, journalist and commentator. He is a personal technology columnist for the New York Times, an Emmy-winning tech correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, and tech guest reporter for NPR's Morning Edition. .
Kay is one of those people for whom the label visionary is not an exaggeration. In fact we owe much of the way we interact with technology today to Kay's pioneering work.
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it," he has said, and his vita shows he meant it. At Xerox PARC A common reference to Xerox's famous PARC research and development center before it became a separate subsidiary of Xerox in 2002. See PARC.
XEROX PARC - /zee'roks park'/ Xerox Corporation's Palo Alto Research Center. , in the 1970s, he invented Smalltalk, the first completely object-oriented programming, authoring, and operating system, which included the overlapping window interface we all use. Kay's work at PARC (Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Palo Alto, CA, www.parc.com) Founded in 1970, PARC is a Xerox subsidiary involved in high-tech research and development. Although Xerox's headquarters are in Stamford, Connecticut, and manufacturing and marketing are in Rochester, New York, PARC is was a direct inspiration for the Apple Macintosh computer and the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Kay participated in the development era number of technologies that we now take for granted, including the laptop computer, Ethernet, laserprinting, modern word processing, client-servers, and P2P See peer-to-peer and point-to-point. networking.
Today Kay continues to innovate and is on the board of directors for One Laptop Per Child See OLPC. , a nonprofit group dedicated to research for developing a $100 laptop--a technology that could revolutionize education.
David Pogue is something of a modern-day Renaissance Man. He's familiar to many readers as a regular technology columnist for The New York New York, state, United States
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Pogue is an Emmy-winning tech correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning CBS News Sunday Morning is an early morning news program CBS airs on Sunday mornings. The typical time is from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. ET, though west coast stations often air it earlier due to conflicts with sports programming later in the day. , a frequent tech guest for NPR's Morning Edition, and produces his own weekly technology video podcast for NYTimes.com. He's a talented musician and composer, and has worked as a conductor, synthesizer programmer, arranger, or assistant on several Broadway shows--and he's also an accomplished magician. Anyway you look at it, it should be an entertaining session.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
And while we're on the subject, if you are interested in be coming an EduComm 2007 workshop presenter, you can submit a proposal by visiting the EduComm website educomm.educatorsportal.com/sessions
This year, responding to rapid developments in this market, EduComm 2007 is being expanded to include the topics related to Web 2.0 to empower educational institutions to enhance education (and administration) through the sharing and collaboration of digital content.
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