UCSD Pascal Reunion Symposium Held October 22, 2004
The UCSD Pascal Reunion Symposium celebrated the accomplishments of Professor Emeritus Kenneth Bowles and his team of graduate and undergraduate students. In the mid-1970s, this team modified the original Pascal language and created a portable programming language and operating system that for the first time made microprocessors accessible to the masses. The team filled thousands of requests for copies of the p-system, and by the early 1980s, UCSD Pascal was being used as a teaching tool by universities worldwide and was implemented by major corporations such as Apple and IBM. Many of the concepts developed through UCSD Pascal are still in use today in languages such as Java and Ada.
Richard Kaufmann '78
Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett Packard
Dean of the Jacobs School, Professor Structural Engineering
Panelists: Keith Shillington '78 (pictured), Co-owner, E Street Cafe; Bowles, Franklin, Kaufmann, Overgaard, Sumner, Yandell and VanZandt. Moderated by Stefan Savage