James Gosling's Busy Week


On Tuesday, Oct 23rd, James participated in a panel at the OOPSLA conference in Montreal, Quebec to discuss programming's past, present and future.


Then on Oct 24th, also in Montreal,  the faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University held a ceremony to give James  the Award of Distinction in Computer Science. James was recognized as a distinguished member of the engineering and computer science communities and for his contributions, both nationally and internationally, to the advancement of their profession and society as a whole.


                                                         James Gosling accepts award from Concordia University    Photo courtesy of Concordia University


And then to wrap up the week, James was officially named to the Order of Canada. The 100th ceremony of the Order of Canada was held this morning (Oct 26th) at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

The Order of Canada is Canada's highest civilian honour, recognizing lifetime achievement and people who have demonstrated excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service in ways that bring special credit to the country.


Congratulations James!

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