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ALOHAnet IEEE Milestone Dedication Ceremony

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Date:  Tue, October 13, 2020
Time:  10:30am - 11:30am
Location:  Holmes Hall and streaming on itunes
Speaker:  ALOHAnet founders Norman Abramson & Franklin Kuo, UH President David Lassner, College of Engineering Dean Brennon Morioka, Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige,and 2020 IEEE President-elect Susan K.(Kathy) Land

Holmes HallRegister to watch via live stream.

The Milestone plaque is to be displayed at the entrance of Holmes Hall at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, which was where the technology was developed, tested, and demonstrated. The plaque reads:

In June 1971, the ALOHA packet radio data network began providing inter-island access to computing facilities at the University of Hawaii. ALOHAnet was the first to demonstrate that communication channels could be effectively and efficiently shared on a large scale using simple random access protocols. It led directly to the development of Ethernet and personal wireless communication technologies.

Norm AbramsonDr. Frank Kuo

    Dr. Norm Abramson                 Dr. Frank Kuo


Welcome and introduction: Dean Morioka, College of Engineering
Remarks: President Lassner, University of Hawaiʻi
Remarks: Governor Ige, State of Hawaiʻi
Remarks: Vint Cerf, Google – via webcam
Commentary: ALOHAnet founders Dr. Norman Abramson & Dr. Franklin Kuo – via webcam
Dedication: IEEE President-elect Dr. Susan K. (Kathy) Land – via webcam
Unveiling of plaque
Media Q&A

Read more about the technology and its development in IEEE Spectrum article "ALOHAnet Introduced Random Access Protocols to the Computing World"

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