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'Pioneers of Computer Science', Dr Peter Bentley (6.30-8pm)

UCL Digifest Tuesday: Digital Identity | Digital Professionalism | Digital Footprint | Employability – #dfTue

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 from 18:30 to 20:00 (GMT)

'Pioneers of Computer Science', Dr Peter Bentley...

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Peter Bentley’s Pioneers of Computer Science

This session will introduce you to some of the pioneers of computer science. Who were Claude Shannon, Maurice Wilkes, Alan Turing and Doug Engelbart really? Peter has collected their stories and promises to share video footage of these and a few other personalities from the olden days of computing.


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Watch the session introduction video on YouTube


About the session host
Peter Bentley is an Honorary Reader in the department of Computer Science at UCL. He is also a Collaborating Professor at KAIST and the author of “Digitized“. He likes quirky activities and once built a robot called Victor.


Participate on Twitter
Interested but can’t make it to the session? Tweet your thoughts and opinions to @ucldigifest with hashtag #dfhistory and populate the discussion online!


Filming, photography and recording
Participants are encouraged to take photographs, film clips and recordings of sessions and distribute these via social media. In addition the event organisers will be capturing the event and distributing photographs and film clips via the event website and other public channels. By attending a digifest event you consent to photographs and film clips being used in this way. Please inform the event organisers at each session if you do not wish to be recorded and we will endeavour to ensure this. For queries, please contact ele@ucl.ac.uk.

Do you have questions about 'Pioneers of Computer Science', Dr Peter Bentley (6.30-8pm)? Contact UCL Digifest Tuesday: Digital Identity | Digital Professionalism | Digital Footprint | Employability – #dfTue

When & Where


University College London
Engineering Front Building Executive Suite Room 103
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 from 18:30 to 20:00 (GMT)


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