The Admiral's Language of Choice with Ken Patton

posted Oct 5, 2017, 1:37 PM by Phil Huhn   [ updated Dec 15, 2018, 6:01 AM ]

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January 2, 2019 · 6:15 PM at Atomic Object

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Talk to be featured at CodeMash 2019...

Most of us know about Admiral Grace Hopper. She is rightly recognized as a pioneer in computer science and innovator of the compiler many of us depend on today, yet deriding one of her most-lasting impacts, COBOL, is fashionable. Go on a journey starting with the landscape of computing that led to the creation of the first machine-independent programming language and see the language constructs that enable its most common platform, the mainframe, to process 2.5 billion transactions a day. Walk away having seen actual COBOL code and maybe an appreciation for why so much of it still runs our world every day.

IBM 704 Mainframe

About the Presenter

With 20+ years experience working on projects for a couple of automotive manufacturers, public utilities, health insurers, and a government agency, Ken has spent the last ten years leading and mentoring teams specializing in the modernization of legacy mainframe systems.