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Turing Colloquium Lecture: The Land Sharks Are on the Squawk Box | UC Berkeley

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall (UC Berkeley) | 2594 Hearst Ave, Berkeley, CA


Join for a special series of lectures by winners of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, considered the field’s equivalent of a Nobel Prize. The Turing laureates all have ties to UC Berkeley either as current or past faculty members or as alumni.

This Turing Award talk intermixes a bicycle ride across America during the summer of 1988 with the design, construction and commercialisation of Postgres during the late 80’s and early 90’s.

Striking parallels are observed, leading to a discussion of what it takes to build a new DBMS. Also indicated are the roles that perseverance and serendipity played in both endeavours.

Light refreshments will be served a half-hour before the lecture. This lecture will be live-streamed here.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 2594 Hearst Ave, Berkeley, CA

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