Bill Gates, circa 1989

A friend sent me this nugget of personal computing history.

It’s digitized recording of a Bill Gates speaking to the University of Waterloo Computer Science Club in 1989.

If you curious about learning more about the history of the personal computing revolution, I recommend Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine.

Chat with the Lab – DB2 9 pureXML in Action

Another DB2 Chat with the Lab session is coming up.  Here’s the details: 

DB2 9 pureXML in Action
Wednesday, March 28th
8 AM Pacific, 10 AM Cetral, 11 AM Eastern, 4 PM London, 5 PM Paris

Abstract
DB2 9 pureXML makes it easy to store, query, and manipulate XML.  In this session we’ll describe how pureXML can be used in various industries such as financial services, healthcare, and insurance.  Illustrations will be provided to show how pureXML can be part of a Forms, SOA, or Web 2.0 application.  We’ll also describe how you can get started with pureXML.

Join Sal Vella, Vice President of DB2 Development, and Susan Malaika, Senior Technical Staff Member, to find out more about pureXML applications and demonstrations.

Click to RSVP for this session.

We’re hiring Software Developers!

A few weeks back, I mentioned that the DB2 Runtime/Compiler area was hiring co-op students. 

Now, I’m excited to announce that we’re also hiring full-time C/C++ Software Developers.  The ideal candidates are innovative and energetic new graduates that want to develop world-class software at Canada’s largest software development facility, the IBM Toronto Lab.

You can read all the details on official job posting.