Honoris Causa Degree in Informatica
to Alan Curtis Kay

15 June 2007
Aula Magna · Palazzo La Sapienza
via Curtatone e Montanara, 15
Pisa, Italy

The University of Pisa is granting to Alan Curtis Kay a Honoris Causa Degree in Informatica for his contributions to the development of the personal computer and of object oriented programming.

The ceremony will be held on June 15th, 2007 and it will be webcast live: use one of the links shown on the side bar.
The program of the ceremony is the following:

Address by the Rector
Prof. Marco Pasquali, Magnifico Rettore, Università di Pisa
Prof. Umberto Mura, Preside della Facoltà di Scienze MFN, Università di Pisa
Prof. Giuseppe Attardi, Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa
Musical Interlude
Coro dell'Università di Pisa
Alan Curtis Kay

In the afternoon an interview conversation with Alan Kay will be held at the Polo Carmingnani.

Conversation with Alan Kay
Alan Kay will be interviewed and respond to questions from the audience on subjects as:
  • the computer revolution yet to come
  • viewpoints on education and education through viewpoints
  • the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative
A prototype of the OLPC $ 100 personal computer will be shown, in one of its first appearances in Europe.

Aula Magna, Polo Carmignani, piazza dei Cavalieri