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-= Welcome to the Stanford Computer Forum Wiki =+= Welcome to the Stanford Computer Science Department History Wiki =
-This is an experiment. Here's the story.+This site is a repository of historical information about Stanford's Computer Science Department and Computer Systems Laboratory. For more about the site itself, including how to contribute to the site, see [[Stanford_CSD_History:About]].
-Some folks in the Computer Science Department wanted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the department's creation. As part of the celebration, Nils Nilsson created a historical timeline by collecting information from a variety of sources. Suzanne Bigas wanted to include the timeline in the materials distributed at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Computer Forum. She asked Denny Brown to help. Denny suggested putting up this wiki to make it easy to collect and edit contributions, and to provide a way to maintain this and similar historical info about the department. +Some of the history has already been added to this site:
 +* [http://cs.stanford.edu/about/department-timeline Timeline] - originally compiled by Nils Nilsson with extensive help from faculty and staff
 +* Notes on the [[founding]] of the Stanford CS department.
 +* [[Early_Computers_at_Stanford]] - Compiled by Gio and Voy Wiederhold, and John Sauter, with recent contributions from many early computer users.
 +* [[Historical Faculty List]] - focusing on former and retired faculty, compiled by Gio Wiederhold.
-For now, Denny Brown ([[User:Dbrown]]) is the ''de facto'' content manager for the wiki. He has volunteered to configure the site, and set up initial contribution guidelines and policies. (NOTE: Denny is a rookie at wiki configuration and management; he figures this will be an opportunity to learn about what it takes.) 
-Anybody who wants to participate should contact Denny somehow. (Put a link here...)+Some of the history will be here someday (Pseudo-links in red like this indicate pages that should be created):
 +* [[Faculty books]] - A list of textbooks written or co-written by the faculty
-Thanks to Miles Davis for installing the software and protecting the site.+* [[Faculty honors]] - A list of honors and awards for the faculty
-Consult the [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Configuration_settings configuration settings list] and the [http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide User's Guide] for information on customising and using the wiki software.+Some of the history is now on other sites:
 +* [http://forum.stanford.edu/carolyn/valley_of_hearts “From the Valley of Heart's Delight to the Silicon Valley: A Study of Stanford University's Role in the Transformation”] by Carolyn Tajnai.
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 +* [http://forum.stanford.edu/carolyn/terman "Fred Terman, The Father of Silicon Valley"] by Carolyn Tajnai.
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 +* [http://forum.stanford.edu/carolyn/links/ The Links Between Stanford University and Industry] by Carolyn Tajnai.
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 +* [http://www-db.stanford.edu/pub/voy/museum.html Computer History Exhibits] (web page compiled by Gio Wiederhold)
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 +* [http://infolab.stanford.edu/pub/voy/museum.html#trees Stanford Faculty Student Trees] (web pages compiled by Gio Wiederhold, to be moved to this wiki)
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 +* [http://www.stanford.edu/group/wellspring/ Wellspring of Innovation] A searchable compilation of companies founded by people affiliated with Stanford. According to this website, “In the last several decades, over 1,200 full-time companies were founded by members of the Stanford University community.” Just a few of these are listed in the timeline.
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 +Page created --[[User:Dbrown|Dbrown]] 14:07, 23 March 2006 (PST)
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 +Last edit --[[User:Dbrown|Dbrown]] 20:23, 2 April 2006 (PDT)
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 +Update --[[User:Gio|Gio]] 13:20, 4 July 2008 (PDT)
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 +Update --[[User:Jsauter|Jsauter]] 05:31, 30 September 2008 (PDT)

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Welcome to the Stanford Computer Science Department History Wiki

This site is a repository of historical information about Stanford's Computer Science Department and Computer Systems Laboratory. For more about the site itself, including how to contribute to the site, see Stanford_CSD_History:About.

Some of the history has already been added to this site:

  • Timeline - originally compiled by Nils Nilsson with extensive help from faculty and staff
  • Notes on the founding of the Stanford CS department.
  • Early_Computers_at_Stanford - Compiled by Gio and Voy Wiederhold, and John Sauter, with recent contributions from many early computer users.
  • Historical Faculty List - focusing on former and retired faculty, compiled by Gio Wiederhold.


Some of the history will be here someday (Pseudo-links in red like this indicate pages that should be created):

  • Faculty books - A list of textbooks written or co-written by the faculty

Some of the history is now on other sites:

  • Wellspring of Innovation A searchable compilation of companies founded by people affiliated with Stanford. According to this website, “In the last several decades, over 1,200 full-time companies were founded by members of the Stanford University community.” Just a few of these are listed in the timeline.


Page created --Dbrown 14:07, 23 March 2006 (PST)

Last edit --Dbrown 20:23, 2 April 2006 (PDT)

Update --Gio 13:20, 4 July 2008 (PDT)

Update --Jsauter 05:31, 30 September 2008 (PDT)