ACM recently held a conference in celebration of the first 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award.
"Just over 50 years ago, ACM awarded its first A.M. Turing Award to Alan Perlis for his work on advanced programming techniques and compiler construction," said ACM president Vicki L. Hanson. "In total, 64 people from around the world have received the Turing Award, recognizing work that laid the foundations of modern computing."
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