John Chamberlain's Speaking:
Northeastern ACM Speaker Series
Date: 28 April 2003
Topic:The Importance of Robotics Development to Our Future
Abstract: It is no secret that future productivity depends on automation. What is less recognized is the importance of physical automation--robotics--to our future. As programmers we focus on informational automation and tend to see robotics as a sideline, one of many specialities, and one that is even a little distant because it appears hardware dependent. This may be an error in perception. Robotics is increasingly at the focal point of human development and software development is the single most important component of robotics. This talk will detail the pivotal role robotics has in our future and why it is crucial for computer scientists to take the lead in physical automation as well as informational automation.
OPeNDAP Technical Working Conference
Date: 21 March 2003
Topic: The OPeNDAP Data Connector
Abstract: The OPeNDAP Data Connector (ODC) is a cross-platform middleware tool for OPeNDAP. Using the ODC you can search for and retrieve datasets published by OPeNDAP data servers. This presentation will cover the capabilities of the ODC and the technology behind it.
Date: March 25-29, 2002 Moscone Center in San Francisco, California
Topic: An Introduction to the JavaTM Native Interface (JNI)