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Dr. Adele Goldberg

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University of Michigan
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Ann Arbor , Michigan 48109
United States

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  • Ph.D. , Information Science
    University of Chicago
  • bachelor's degree , Mathematics
    University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  • master's degree , Information Science
    University of Chicago
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WITI - Hall of Fame - Adele Goldberg, Founding Chairman, ParcPlace Systems, Inc,, 15 May 2014 [cached]
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Adele Goldberg, Founding Chairman, ParcPlace Systems, Inc,
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Adele Goldberg Founding Chairman, ParcPlace Systems, Inc,
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Adele Goldberg Founding Chairman, ParcPlace Systems, Inc,
Dr. Goldberg was a central participant in the invention of personal computing and pervasive networking at Xerox PARC, as one of the designers of the first completely object-oriented programming language and environment. As founding Chairman and CEO of ParcPlace Systems, Inc., she led the effort to commercialize this Xerox technology. Dr. Goldberg was president of the ACM from 1984 to 1986, and she won the 1987 ACM Software Systems Award with Alan Kay and Dan Ingalls. She has designed systems to author and deliver online courses as part of an educational company formed to enhance both equity and high achievement in secondary school math and science, to support collaboration among international neuroscientists and mental health experts, and to enhance strategic management of pharmaceutical drug development teams. She is an advisor to ViewPoints Research Institute and a long time Board Member of the SF Exploratorium.
About Zat, 3 Oct 2014 [cached]
We formed a technical advisory board, and convinced Adele Goldberg, Andries van Dam, and Hamish Forsythe to serve on it.
Adele is one of the creators of Smalltalk, and managed the research lab at Xerox PARC before founding ParcPlace Systems. Andy is a leading researcher on visual authoring environments, a co-founder of SIGGRAPH, founder of the computer science department of Brown University, and co-wrote the standard textbook on interactive computer graphics. He is also on the Technical Advisory Board for Microsoft.
Management & Board | Inuvo Investor Center, 10 Nov 2012 [cached]
Dr. Adele Goldberg Director
Dr. Goldberg is a founder and director of Neometron, Inc., a consultancy that specializes in knowledge management to support the operations of virtual organizations. Dr. Goldberg currently works with drug development teams, international research programs, and educational technology. She was founding Chief Technology Officer for Agile Mind, Inc., an educational technology company from 2002-2006. Prior to forming Neometron, Dr. Goldberg was the founding CEO and Chairman of the board of ParcPlace Systems, Inc. ParcPlace was formed as a spin off from the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, where Goldberg was a research laboratory manager and principal scientist. She holds a PhD and an MS in Information Sciences from the University of Chicago and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Michigan.
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Historical Facts about Women in Computing: Adele Goldberg, 3 Feb 2013 [cached]
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Adele Goldberg
Dr. Adele Goldberg is one of the most respected computer scientists in the software industry. She works for Xerox Palo Alto Research Center for many years and is the cofounder of ParcPlace-Digitalk, a company which produces application development environments for corporate software developers.
Adele Goldberg was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1945 but grows up in Chicago, Illinois. She receives her bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, her master's degree in Information Science from the University of Chicago, and her Ph.D. in Information Science in 1973 from the University of Chicago. Both a computer scientist and computer corporate executive, she is best known for her common work with Alan Kay in developing the object-oriented programming language Smalltalk-80 in the period between the 1970s and the 1980s. The language itself is later used to prototype the WIMP (windows, icons, menus, pointers) interface at Xerox PARC, the cornerstone for today's graphical user interfaces. For her work on Smalltalk Adele wins the Software Systems Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in 1987 and the PC Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990.
Goldberg starts working as a researcher for Xerox at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in California in 1973. There she manages the System Concepts Laboratory, whose team later develops Smalltalk-80, an object-oriented, dynamically typed, reflective programming language. Smalltalk-80 itself is designed along with a set of programming tools and a relevant user interface, which later remains in the history of computing technology as the first interface to use pictures that allow programmers to interact with the computer and to utilize a mouse to interact with overlapping windows on graphical display screens.
Adele Goldberg
Adele spends fourteen years at Xerox's PARC further developing Smalltalk and object-oriented programming in general. In order to get a wider audience and new applications for the language, she works out a technology exchange agreement with Xerox, and in 1988 cofounds ParcPlace Systems, a company which produces and sells development tools for Smalltalk-based applications. Goldberg herself serves as a president of ParcPlace from March, 1988 to April, 1992. On February 1, 1994, ParcPlace goes public and since then she is a chief strategist and chairman of the board of directors.
In 1984, Adele Goldberg is elected as President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). She remains at that post till 1986. In 1987, along with Alan Kay and Dan Ingalls, she wins the ACM Software Systems Award. She also serves as ACM's national secretary and as editor-in-chief of the ACM journal Computing Surveys. She is a Fellow of the ACM, a member of several ACM boards, and a member of the scientific advisory board for the German National Research Centers. Her most significant honors, however, remains the PC Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award, which she receives in 1990.
Since 1990, Goldberg concentrates primarily on issues related to helping computer programmers become more effective in using object-oriented technology to solve the different problems they encounter in their work every day. She also pays great attention on the topic of project management as well as on the design and analytical methods necessary to implement and advance object-oriented technology in general.
The information presented above is taken from the following online sources:
-- Adele Goldberg (MUIseum, The Museum of User Interfaces, University of Maryland)
-- World of Computer Science on Adele Goldberg (Adele Goldberg Biography, BookRags)
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