Full title: “History Is Written by the Winners. How C Programming Language Was Created And What Was Forgotten As a Result.” by Oleg Girko
Abstract: There is a common perception that progress is linear and everything gets better all the time. Unfortunately, this is not true. Sometimes old achievements are forgotten to be reinvented much later in a different form. Or not reinvented at all. This talk describes one of such cases: rise of minicomputers that resulted in fall of mainframes, what was state of the art in programming languages at that time, how C programming language came to life and thrived on ruins of forgotten technologies, what we lost and still keep reinventing as a result.