Keeping Software Free-form with CSAIL's Hal Abelson

In this episode

CSAIL's Prof. Hal Abelson believes that free software empowers everyone to maintain the freedom to run, edit, contribute to, and share software, as well as see everything the software is doing.

Learn More

Read more about Prof. Abelson research in the CSAIL Alliances Researcher Spotlight.

Transcript

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About the speakers

Principal Investigator, MIT CSAIL
Creator, MIT App Inventor
Professor, MIT CSAIL

Harold Abelson is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and a Fellow of the IEEE. He holds an A.B. degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. degree in mathematics.

 

Industry Impact

Hal Abelson's work with the MIT App Inventor has fostered an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows anyone to build fully functioning apps for smartphones and tablets. This project seeks to democratize software development by empowering all people to move from technology consumption to technology creation. App Inventors in school and outside of traditional education settings have come together to achieve social impact to their communities through their apps.