UCLA Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Internet
Posted Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:08 pm
The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the internet with a public event that brings together the pioneers of the network with some of today’s leading visionaries. “Internet 50: From Founders to Futurists” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
To begin the symposium, a quintet of the internet’s builders and pioneers will discuss the culture that led to the creation of one the world’s greatest inventions. The conversation will feature UCLA computer science professor Leonard Kleinrock; Vint Cerf, chief internet evangelist at Google; Steve Crocker, CEO of Shinkuro, a research and development company; Charles Kline, an internet technology and network security consultant; and Bill Duvall, formerly of Stanford Research Institute. Kleinrock, Cerf, Crocker and Kline all were part of the team at UCLA in the 1960s and 70s that helped develop the protocols for the Arpanet, the progenitor of today’s internet.
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