Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung
i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?"
Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing
completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving
the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical
Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not
(yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do
to vote is to go to the Further Details page of any nominee you'd like to see
end up in the top half of the poll when we close voting on Christmas Eve,
December 24, and cast your vote or votes. To access the Further Details of
each nominee just click on their name. Happy voting!
In alphabetical order the nominees are:
Tim Berner... (more)
I wonder how many people, as I did, found themselves thrown into confusion by
the death last week of Jean Ichbiah (pictured), inventor of Ada.
Learning that the inventor of a computer programming language is already old
enough to have lived 66 years (Ichbiah was 66 when he succumbed to brain
cancer) is a little like learning that your 11-year-old daughter has grown up
and left home or that the first car you ever bought no longer is legal
because it runs on gasoline in an age where all automobiles must run on
water. How can something as novel, as new, as a computing language possib... (more)
Early Bird Savings Cloud Expo
Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional
software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets
delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive
technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's
industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength.
The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob
Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers
is fast approaching.
Topics on which... (more)
Google on Ulitzer
"At Google, we run anywhere from 50 to 200 experiments at any given time on
Google sites all over the world," notes a Google spokesman in a recent
statement on The Google Official Blog.
That was last year, at a time when the search giant was running a small
experiment of a new Google homepage design that shows links when a user
mouses over the screen.
"This is just a test and a way for us see whether our users will celebrate an
even simpler search interface," explained Ben Gomes, Distinguished Engineer,
the author of the post.
It was an example of the kinds of ex... (more)
SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Expo, held on Nov. 19-21, 2008, in San
Jose, CA, attracted more than 40 sponsors with over 1,200 delegates. Cloud
Computing, through which massively scalable IT-related capabilities are
provided as a service using Internet technologies, has many interpreters just
now - and many interpretations. The next event, 2nd International Cloud Expo
will take place, March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City, with more than 60
sponsors and exhibitors and over 1,500 estimated delegeates from 27 different
The three content-packed days emphasized val... (more)