in 501 Schermerhorn Hall of Columbia University in the City of New York. This meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery, Columbia chapter,
is free and open to the public.
ACM @ Columbia Univeristy welcomes all ACM members and interested persons: Thursday, April 26th, 2001 JAVA BYTES OK, maybe not, but there are certainly alternatives. Far and away the most popular programming language in the world today is C++. Unlike many modern inventions, C++ has one clear creator: Bjarne Stroustrup. On April 26th, he's coming to speak at Columbia, thanks to Columbia's ACM chapter with the support of the Department of Computer Science. This is a rare chance to hear one of the major figures in both computer science and the information economy speak about his creation. The topic will be C++ itself, and thus should be of particular interest to dedicated Java types, as C++ is the primary programming language of the "real world." Used a Microsoft product lately, either operating system or application? Written in C++. Played a computer game? Used any retail software whatsoever? Ditto. Tens of billions of dollars worth of software written in C++ are sold every year. So anyway, come and listen to the guy who wrote the world's main programming language talk about programming. The talk will be aimed at intermediate-level computer science undergraduates. We promise that your mind will be stretched. Please go to our site: http://www.cs.columbia.edu/acm for directions to the lecture hall at Columbia U. where the talk will be taking place. Columbia U. itself is located at 116th and Broadway. -- ACM @ Columbia U. Distributed poC TINC: Jay Sulzberger Corresponding Secretary LXNY LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization. http://www.lxny.org