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Document Details


Title: Kenneth W. Kolence
Local code: OH 348
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Software industry pioneer Kenneth W. Kolence begins by discussing his time as maintenance and operations head on the UNIVAC for the Navy; his work setting up the operations organization and scheduling procedures for the engineering programming efforts at RCA; his tenure at North American Aviation developing process design and instrumentation time; and his joining Control Data Corporation to work on integrated management and design processes, SW product concepts, and performance measurement tool prototyping. Much of the interview concentrates on Kolence’s co-founding of K & K Associates, which was soon renamed Boole & Babbage, the first software company in Silicon Valley. Other topics include Boole & Babbage’s competition with IBM, and the founding 1968 NATO Software Engineering Conference.
Extent: 84 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=316
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Kolence, Kenneth W.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer; Military personnel
Document location: Palo Alto, CA
Document date: 03-Oct-2001
Interviewer: Yost, Jeffrey
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023987-25531