CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF THE MODERN COMPUTER
2008 sees the 60th anniversary of the world’s first stored program digital computer, designed and built here in Manchester.
To celebrate this achievement the University of Manchester has organised 4 major events for UK school children aged 7-19 and all adults who have any interests in the world of computing.
On Friday 20th June 2008 various activities successfully took place here in Manchester on Digital 60 Day celebrating the 60th anniversary of computing.
UK Schools Computer Animation Competition
Over 400 UK school children aged 7-19 registered for this event and over 500 UK school children attended the Digital60 Day Celebrations.
The Competition Winners recieved various prizes at the Animation Festival on Friday 20 June 2008.
Visit the (Winners Gallery) to watch the animations.
Speaker: Resident Professor, Steve Furber
(CBE, FRS, FREng ICL Professor of Computer Engineering).
"Biological systems demonstrate many of the properties we aspire to incorporate into our engineered technology, so perhaps that suggests a possible source of ideas that we could seek to incorporate into future novel computation systems?"
Event included 60th Anniversary drinks reception, medal ceremony and poster session.
Watch the Kilburn lecture on IETtv.