Alan is a Turing Award winner who has fundamentally shaped our world. Every day you work on something he has founded, created or influenced. #TuringAward
Alan Kay often asserts that “No one has benefited more from his research community”. His contributions while part of ARPA-Parc in the 60s and 70s have been recognized by the NAE Draper Prize “for the vision, conception, and development of the first practical networked personal computers”, the ACM Turing Award, “for pioneering many of the ideas at the root of contemporary object-oriented programming languages, leading the team that developed Smalltalk, and for fundamental contributions to personal computing”, and the Kyoto Prize “for creation of the concept of modern personal computing and contribution to its realization.” He has spent most of the years since then designing learning environments for children.
Topic focus: Programming
A few of Alan’s achievements: