[BangPypers] Announcing Bangalore::Hack 2013

ashish makani ashish.makani at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 11:10:09 CEST 2013

The point is, the chief guest, is an experience industry veteran, & if you
come to the hackathon ,we will benefit from his experience, advice &
It is pretty apparent from Ashish Agrawal 's followup post that his intent
was not to claim that Bill Coughran invented c, c++ & unix.

Lets focus on that it is an excellent opportunity to write code & get
advice & suggestions from the chief guest, rather than arguing
about the nuances in the wording of the hackathon invite email.

Let's not try to start a flame war just for the heck of it.

Happy Friday & have a great weekend everybody.
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On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 2:31 PM, Aditya Laghate <aditya at thinrhino.net.in>wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 01:09:44PM +0530, Ashish Agrawal wrote:
> >Heres a link to Bill's complete bio : http://www.coughran.net/wmcbio.html
> .
> >As you can see from it, Bill Coughran was a vice president at Bell labs
> and
> >also the SVP of engineering at Google. His teams and engineers who worked
> with
> >him drove the inventions discussed and Bill was often the sponsoring
> executive
> >who set the strategy and provided the guidance for these inventions to
> occur
> >and become the household names that you see today. Hope this helps
> clarify the
> >issue a little.
> LOL...
> Dude, Bill graduated from college in 1975. C was first noticed in the
> wild in 1972. Are you telling us, that he was the VP or
> whatever senior position at Bell labs, before he graduated?
> He might have been at a senior position in Google, when products like
> Chrome were designed and made. That does not make him the person who
> 'invented' C or C++ or Unix.
> Please get your facts right.
> Regards
> Aditya Laghate
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