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DIGITAL60 MANCHESTER
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF THE MODERN COMPUTER

2008 sees the 60th anniversary of the world’s first stored program digital computer, designed and built here in Manchester.

To celebrate this achievement the University of Manchester has organised 4 major events for UK school children aged 7-19 and all adults who have any interests in the world of computing.

Digital60 Day

Digital60 Day

On Friday 20th June 2008 various activities successfully took place here in Manchester on Digital 60 Day celebrating the 60th anniversary of computing.

Activities included:
Schools Digital 60 Day.
The Industrial Forum.
The Kilburn Lecture and Medal Ceremony
The CCS Seminar.
View photo galleries from the links above.

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Program "The Baby" Competition

Program The Baby Competition

This competition was open to anyone interested in programming a JAVA simulator of The Baby, in its original low-level machine instruction code.

Closed: 1 May 2008.

 

goto the winners gallery Winners announced.

 

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UK Schools Computer Animation Competition

UK Schools Computer Animation 
					Competition

Over 400 UK school children aged 7-19 registered for this event and over 500 UK school children attended the Digital60 Day Celebrations.

The Competition Winners recieved various prizes at the Animation Festival on Friday 20 June 2008.

 

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Winners announced.
Visit the (Winners Gallery) to watch the animations.

 

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Kilburn Lecture

Kilburn Lecture

Speaker: Resident Professor, Steve Furber
(CBE, FRS, FREng ICL Professor of Computer Engineering).

"Biological systems demonstrate many of the properties we aspire to incorporate into our engineered technology, so perhaps that suggests a possible source of ideas that we could seek to incorporate into future novel computation systems?"

Event included 60th Anniversary drinks reception, medal ceremony and poster session.

IET tv

 

Watch the Kilburn lecture on IETtv.

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