[OxLUG Announce] Vinton Cerf - London, Fri 3rd Nov, 6.30pm (UKUUG/ISOC)

Alasdair G Kergon oxlug@lists.compsoc.net
Thu, 26 Oct 2000 22:17:05 +0100 (BST)

The UKUUG is pleased to announce another free evening meeting in the
very successful 1999/2000 series that has included well-known speakers
such as Richard Stallman, Eric Raymond, and recently James Gosling. 

Date:  Friday 3rd November 2000     

Times:  6.30 p.m. -  8.00 p.m.

Speaker:        Vinton G. Cerf 
                Sr. Vice President for Internet Architecture and  
                MCI WorldCom

Widely known as a "Father of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of
the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December
1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology
to Cerf and his partner, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the

Title:  The 21st Century Internet Tidal Wave

The talk opens with a brief bit of history and philosophy related to the
Internet, then discusses the current status and scale of the Internet,
where its services are available, and then goes on to explore
applications of the network, especially the newer ones in addition to
email, world wide web, and remote interaction.  The talk finishes up
with a look at expansion of the Internet beyond planet Earth. 

The talk will be followed by a question and answer session.

Vinton Cerf has been hailed as the father of the Internet. He co-created
TCP/IP 24 years ago and broke down policy barriers, a feat that turned
the government-based network into a revolutionary commercial medium.

Throughout his entire career, the 55-year-old Cerf has taken his love of
science fiction, his knowledge of computer science and his sensitivity
toward humanity and melded these qualities to vastly improve the way the
entire world communicates and gathers knowledge. The Internet has become
the fastest-growing communications network, touched by everyone from
techies at NASA to schoolchildren in rural America. 

Venue:  Cruciform Building Lecture Theatre 1  
        (Red Building - opposite UCL's main gate)
        University College London
        Gower Street
        London WC1

This event is open to all  -  free of charge; advance booking is not

For further details (Vint Cerf's full biography and related URLs) please
visit the UKUUG website:  http://www.ukuug.org/events/cerf

UKUUG Administration