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Richard P Gabriel

Richard P. Gabriel received a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1981, and an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College in 1998. He is chief scientist of a small laboratory at Sun Microsystems, President of the Hillside Group, and the CEO of Dream Songs, Inc.


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Posted by rpg on September 12, 2005 at 10:40 AM PDT

"I think OOPSLA is the best d*mned programming conference in the world: there is nothing else like it. OOPSLA is where people learn what they need today—and learn what they will be doing tomorrow.

The Three Bears - Lessig on Property Rights

Posted by rpg on July 28, 2003 at 4:53 PM PDT

On July 24, Larry Lessig gave a talk at the Sun CTO All-Hands meeting.

Are there other conferences worth attending?

Posted by rpg on June 15, 2003 at 1:48 PM PDT

JavaOne is over - thank God! It's a great conference for finding out who is doing what in Java, and there are lots of opportunities to learn Java-related things. But I prefer conferences not so identified with a single company - hey, even when it's my own.

Reputation and Sun

Posted by rpg on June 11, 2003 at 10:25 AM PDT

"How do we know that Sun won't censor or otherwise pollute with heliocentric notions—after all, Sun owns and operates the site?"

Belly of the Beast

Posted by rpg on June 9, 2003 at 5:25 PM PDT

I’m Dick Gabriel, a computer scientist at Sun. I’ve been working in and around programming languages since 1975 and around objects since 1984 or so. These days I’m active in OO conferences and software patterns, and most of my blogs will be about those.