October 1, 2012 | By Pender M. McCarter | email@example.com
Celebrate the achievement of Alan Turing, the man credited with "catapulting civilization into the digital age," at a reception, documentary screening and panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The advance screening of "Codebreaker," a new 53-minute film chronicling Turing's heroic life, tragic death and lasting legacy, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring one of the film's producers.
Turing, considered one of the 20th century's greatest technologists for his contributions computer science and artificial intelligence, is credited with laying the cornerstone of the computer age. He also helped to turn the tide of World War II by breaking Germany's Naval Enigma code.
View a two-minute trailer of the film can be seen here.
The panel includes: Patrick Sammon, one of the film's executive producers, David Alan Grier, 2013 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society president and associate professor of International Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University, and Glenn Zorpette, executive editor of IEEE Spectrum magazine. Club Member Tam Harbert, a high technology journalist, will moderate.
There is no charge for members. The cost for non-members is $20 for the reception, screening and discussion or $10 to attend the screening and discussion only.
The screening, reception and discussion are sponsored by the Events Committee.
Members should log in to obtain the complimentary admission, and register here.