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Documentary Night: Computer Pioneer – Douglas Engelbart

January 26 @ 10:30 pm - January 27 @ 12:00 am

Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and [Internet pioneer](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_pioneers). He is best known for his work on founding the field of [human–computer interaction](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human%E2%80%93computer_interaction), particularly while at his [Augmentation Research Center](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmentation_Research_Center) Lab in [SRI International](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRI_International), which resulted in creation of the [computer mouse](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_mouse), and the development of [hypertext](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext), networked computers, and precursors to [graphical user interfaces](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_user_interface). These were demonstrated at [The Mother of All Demos](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mother_of_All_Demos) in 1968. [Engelbart’s law](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engelbart%27s_law), the observation that the intrinsic rate of human performance is exponential, is named after him.

AFTER the documentary – we can have a brief discussion session. NOTE: You must supply your own soda pop and popcorn! 🙂

Trivia may also follow, so bring your Jeopardy hats too

5:30 PM – Welcome and Introductions, Chapter business update; (on your own) Pizza, Popcorn and Soda Pop5:35 PM – Documentary6:40 PM – End of Documentary; Start of Q & A; Group Discussion7:00 PM – Wrap Up

ALL times are in EST/EDT (UTC-4 or UTC-5) depending upon local day light savings times in when effect

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/396520