Bill Gates’ visit to the University of Illinois


I didn’t realize that Microsoft hires more computer science graduates from U of I than any other school.  It’s a great school with a lot of bright people (I don’t miss the cold January days, though).

Bill Gates, the chief software architect for Microsoft, chose Illinois for his first stop on a three-day, five campus tour to promote computer science and engineering to students. Illinois is the only public university that is part of this tour. His February 24th talk, titled “Software breakthroughs: Solving the toughest problems in computer science,” was designed to highlight work being done at Microsoft, universities and research labs around the world.

If you click on Help->About Internet Explorer, you’ll see a couple of references to Illinois.

Based on NCSA Mosaic. NCSA Mosaic(TM); was developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Comments (3)

  1. UW says:

    Actually the University of Waterloo held that distinction for a very long time, if Illinois did in fact pass them, it would only be recently.

  2. Buck Hodges says:

    Your comment made me realize that I goofed in the original post. I have changed it to be confined to CS grads, as noted in the speech.

  3. Hehe says:

    You should soon stop presuming and add a "if you use Microsoft Internet Explorer…" ;-)

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