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ACM Chapter Celebrates 50 Years of Serving IT Community

C++ Programming Language Designer Bjarne Stroustrup to Keynote Event

The Association for Computing Machinery
Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession



WASHINGTON, DC  - For Release October 2, 2008

WHAT:           50th Anniversary of ACM’s Washington, DC Chapter

  • Keynote address by Bjarne Stroustrup, creator of C++, one of the world’s dominant programming languages
  • Reception and Dinner
  • Silent Auction
  • Dress - Black tie optional
  • Registration and tickets


WHEN:           Saturday, November 1, 2008 – 6:30 p.m. Complimentary press registration (except meal)


WHERE:        Hilton/Downtown Silver Spring 8727 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD


WHO:              Keynote Speaker Bjarne Stroustrup

  • Designer and original implementer of C++, one of the world’s most widely used programming languages, with applications ranging from high-performance systems development to device drivers to games
  • Recipient of ACM’s Grace Murray Hopper Award in 1993 for outstanding young computer professional
  • Winner of 2008 Dr. Dobb’s Excellence in Programming award
  • ACM Fellow
  • AT&T Fellow
  • Professor, Texas A&M College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science
  • Author, Programming – Principles and Practice Using C++ (to be published November 2008)



About ACM
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

For More Information:   Cora Dickson

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