Montana State University

Noted Yahoo! computer programming architect to give public lecture at MSU, April 20.

April 11, 2011 -- MSU News Service

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Doug Crockford, senior JavaScript architect at Yahoo! and considered one of the world's best JavaScript practitioners and thinkers, will give a public lecture at Montana State University in Bozeman at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in room 103 of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Building.

Having popularized the data format JSON -- JavaScript Object Notation -- Crockford is the author of "JavaScript, The Good Parts," and is profiled in the technical bestseller "Coders at Work."

Crockford speaks nationally and internationally about computer programming and entrepreneurship. Crockford's lecture is entitled "Why JavaScript Matters." JavaScript is a rich and expressive programming language that is significantly transforming the Web and is increasingly being used by academic researchers for complex data visualization.

Crockford's lecture is made possible by TicketRiver.com and TicketPrinting.com, a Harlowton, Mont., based firm that serves more than 85,000 customers in entertainment, sports, nonprofit, education, performing arts, and music across North America, Australia, the U.K., and Europe. With over 600 ticket templates, design-your-own functionality, several event products, and most importantly, superior customer service, the online event and ticketing company aims to make online ticket sales as easy as ordering a book online.

Click here to visit TicketRiver's site on Crockford's lecture.

Contact: John Paxton, MSU Department of Computer Science, 406-994-4780, paxton@cs.montana.edu