The ACM A.M. Turing Award - my thoughts for next year's selection

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On June 15 and 16 of 2012 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing (June 23, 1912) in San Francisco (http://turing100.acm.org/final_program/tcc_final_program.pdf) with 33 living ACM A.M. Turing Award winners!  It was especially great to see Nicklaus Wirth on the "Programming Languages: Past Achievements and Future Challenges" panel along with Susan Graham, Barbara Liskov and Frances Allen. You can watch the replays of the sessions at http://amturing.acm.org/acm_tcc_webcasts.cfm.  Each year the ACM gives out the Turing Award to a person (or persons) "for major contributions of lasting importance to computing."  I also visited the Alan Turing Codebreaker exhibit at the Science Museum in London back in September where I presented RAD Studio XE3 along with Bob Swart at our RAD Studio XE3 tour and the UK Developers Group meeting.

I am a huge fan of software engineering, programming, programming languages, compilers and tools.  There are many of my computer science heroes who have won the Turing Award in these categories, http://amturing.acm.org/bysubject.cfm?cat=34, including:

I hope some of the following will be considered for the 2012 ACM Turing Award (to be awarded in 2013), or in future years, based on their significant contributions to the world of computing:

I can't wait to see who will be selected by the ACM next year - http://amturing.acm.org/alphabetical.cfm
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