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Title: Brendan Eich, Brave Software
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Start Time: Thursday October 19, 2017 04:00 PM
End Time: Thursday October 19, 2017 05:00 PM
Location: Indiana Memorial Union (Union Building)  
Contact: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt
Url: http://cs-colloq.soic.indiana.edu/
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The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) CS Colloquium Series

Speaker:   Brendan Eich, American technologist and creator of the JavaScript Programming Language.  Co-founder Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation, Mozilla Corporation's chief technical officer and chief executive officer.   Co-founder and CEO of Brave Software

Where:  State Room West, Indiana Memorial Union

When:  4:00 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017

Title:  A Brief History of JavaScript

Abstract:  I created JavaScript (JS) in a big hurry at Netscape in May, 1995. It was standardized as ECMAScript in September, 1997. Since then JS has evolved through four editions of the specification into the most-used programming language on the Internet. It has spawned WebAssembly as a second input language to the same standardized and multiply/interoperably implemented virtual machine. I will review how all this came about and where it is going.

Biography:  Brendan Eich is the co-founder and CEO of Brave Software (https://brave.com/), a start-up that aims to transform the online ad ecosystem with faster and safer browsing, as well as micropayments and better ads to give users and publishers a better deal. Eich previously served as CTO, then CEO of the Mozilla Corporation. Prior to that, he co-founded the Mozilla project and foundation. While at Mozilla, Eich helped launch the award-winning Firefox web browser. Eich is also the inventor of JavaScript, the Internet's most widely used programming language.


Contact Email: samth@cs.indiana.edu
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