Stanford CSD History:About

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About the Stanford Computer Science Department History Wiki

This is an experiment. Here's the story.

Some folks in the Computer Science Department wanted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the department's creation. As part of the celebration, Nils Nilsson created a [historical timeline] by collecting information from a variety of sources. Suzanne Bigas wanted to include the timeline in the materials distributed at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Computer Forum. She asked Denny Brown to help. Denny suggested putting up this wiki to make it easy to collect and edit contributions, and to provide a way to maintain this and similar historical info about the department.

Another contribution is a [Description of early computers at Stanford], provided by John Sauter and Gio Wiederhold.

A list of [Stanford CS Faculty members through the years] is intended to provide links to their PhD graduates, and their graduates, but the contents have not yet been moved from the [Stanford Historic Display] pages.

For now, Denny Brown (User:Dbrown) is the de facto content manager for the wiki. He has volunteered to configure the site, and set up initial contribution guidelines and policies. (NOTE: Denny is a rookie at wiki configuration and management; he figures this will be an opportunity to learn about what it takes.)

Anybody who wants to participate should Register as a user and read the Policies and Guidelines page.

Contact Denny User:Dbrown if you have any questions.

Thanks to Miles Davis for installing the software and protecting the site.

Page created --Dbrown 14:17, 23 March 2006 (PST)

Last edit --Dbrown 20:20, 2 April 2006 (PDT)