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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.



Richard Gabriel presents the original vision for and welcomes you to a community-run site for Java developers.


"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...

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

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...

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

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...