Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Location:5421 Wean Hall
Speaker:COBOL: 57 Years Old and Still Punching (Cards) /COBOL%3A%2057%20Years%20Old%20and%20Still%20Punching%20%28Cards%29
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In the 1950s, languages such as COBOL and FORTRAN were a refreshing change from everything being written in assembler. Today they're seen as scary old junk, but that "old junk" still keeps a lot of the world running. (Yes, this talk is intended to be at least partially humorous... Come on, it's a talk about COBOL in 2016.)
Have you ever wondered how fast inverse square root works, wanted to learn a bit of computing history, or craved the thrill of learning a new language again, but didn't know where to start looking? Look no further! Whether you're a hacking veteran or a newfound computer lover, there's something for you in Computer Club's Spring 2016 weekly talk series, so swing on by!
The talksl take place every Wednesday starting at 8:00 PM in Wean 5421 throughout the semester.
Sponsored by Green Hills Software.