James Gosling, Father of Java

James Gosling

Biography: James Gosling

James Gosling is known as the father of the Java programming language, and since 1984 Gosling has been with Sun Microsystems. He created the original design of Java and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine. For this achievement he was elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering. He has also made major contributions to several other software systems, such as NeWS and Gosling Emacs. He cowrote the "bundle" program, a utility thoroughly detailed in Brian Kernighan and Rob Pike's book The Unix Programming Environment.
Software Passion: I'm an omnivore.  Tools and Science are extra tasty.

Presentation: "Datamining the brains of mechanical engineers or 130MPH where??"

Track: EMBEDDED / Time: Monday 13:30 - 14:30 / Location: Store Sal, Archauz

I've been helping build the software for an autonomous racecar.  The really interesting bits are peering into the brains of scientists and mechanical engineers.  Time is a totally different concept than is typically in computer science.  Somehow, we've become too discrete.
Keywords: Java, matlab, realtime, cars
Target Audience: Fringe crazies