Alan Curtis Kay (born May 17, 1940) is an American computer scientist best known for his pioneering work on object-oriented programming and windowing graphical user interface (GUI) design. At Xerox PARC he led the design and development of the first modern windowed computer desktop interface.
Alan Kay, in full Alan Curtis Kay, (born May 17, 1940, Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.), American computer scientist and winner of the 2003 A.M. Turing Award, the highest honour in computer science, for his contributions to object-oriented programming languages, including Smalltalk, and to personal computing.
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TED Speaker. Personal profile. One of the true luminaries of personal computing, Alan Kay conceived of laptops and graphical interfaces years before they were realized. At XeroxPARC, Apple, HP and Disney, he has developed tools for improving the mind.
Alan Kay stars in The HISTORY Channel's series Alone. Find out more about Alan Kay and the rest of the cast on The HISTORY Channel.
Who is Alan Kay? Alan Kay is the winner of History Channel’s premiere season of ALONE and a retired law enforcement officer born and raised in Georgia. He spent much of his childhood in the woods, building shelters with his beloved hatchet. Alan’s love of the woods intensified over time.
Blairsville resident Alan Kay is like the Kelly Clarkson of History's "Alone." He's now a survivalist superstar. With the second season coming up April 21, he called to talk about life since he ...
Season 1: Alan Kay. Season 1 winner, Alan Kay, survived for 56 days in the wild. After winning the show, Alan noted that it took time for him to settle back into modern life. When Alan appeared on the show, he was already married and had children. Reports claim that since then, Alan has gone through a divorce.
Alan Kay is considered by some as the “father of personal computers” because he envisioned a small computing system in the 1970’s, long before notebook computers were available. The One Laptop per Child program and the Children’s Machine have adopted his concepts about children and learning.
Alan Curtis Kay is an American computer scientist best known for his pioneering work on object-oriented programming and windowing graphical user interface design. While at the ARPA project at the University of Utah in the late 1960s, he invented dynamic object-oriented programming. Working at Xerox PARC, his credo was, “the best way to ...
Alan Kay - Survival. 21,363 likes · 10 talking about this. Winner of History Channel's premier season of ALONE.