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Events and Sightings
July-September 2007 (vol. 29 no. 3)
pp. 62-66
Chigusa Kita, Kansai University
Jeffrey R. Yost, Charles Babbage Institute
Burt Grad, Burton Grad Associates
Thomas J. (Tim) Bergin, American University
Exploring International Records at CBI; Computer History Museum Meeting Reports; History of Programming Languages Conference (HOPL III); In Memoriam: Ken Kennedy; Obituary: George R. Trimble.

1. R.L. Wexelblat, History of Programming Languages (HOPL I), Academic Press, 1981; T.J. Bergin and R.G. Gibson, eds., History of Programming Languages, ACM Press/Addison-Wesley, 1996; the papers for HOPL III as "HOPL Proceedings"; and T.J. Bergin, Comm. ACM, vol. 50, no. 5, 2007, pp. 69-74. In addition, the HOPL Web site contains "What Makes History" by M.S. Mahoney (from HOPL II) and a 4-part oral history of Jean E. Sammet by T. Bergin. These materials are also available in the ACM Digital Library.
2. Jean E. Sammet served as the general chair and program chair for the first ACM SIGPLAN History of Programming Languages Conference in 1978, and J.A.N. Lee (a former Annals editor in chief) served as administrative chair. For HOPL II in 1993, Lee served as conference chair and Sammet chaired the Program Committee. (Jean Sammet also chaired the AFIPS History of Computing Committee [HOCC], which recommended creation of the Annals of the History of Computing. Indeed, the creation of Annals was announced at HOPL I; Bernie Galler, Annals' first editor, was a member of the Program Committee and actively served in the HOPL conferences. For reviews of the first HOPL conference, see Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 1, no. 1, 1979, pp. 68-71.
3. Diarmuid Pigott has created "HOPL: An Interactive Roster of Programming Languages," containing information on 8,512 languages and 17,837 bibliographic records. See http://hopl.murdoch.edu.auhome.prx.

Index Terms:
history of programming languages, George Trimble, Ken Kennedy, CBI, CHM
Citation:
Chigusa Kita, Jeffrey R. Yost, Burt Grad, Thomas J. (Tim) Bergin, Mike Marcus, "Events and Sightings," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 62-66, July-Sept. 2007, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2007.36
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