Friday, 13 January 2017

What's the link between Alpha Tracker and the inventor of the spreadsheet?

Did you know that every time you use asbestos system Alpha Tracker you are using software written by the inventor of the spreadsheet, Dan Bricklin?

Dan is a legendary computer programmer and co-created Visicalc, the first modern spreadsheet program.  Imagine what life would be like without spreadsheets... how many times a day or week do you open Excel or Google Sheets and take the system of formulae, rows & columns for granted? Well, someone had to invent the idea of the "spreadsheet" and that person is Dan Brickin, the CTO at Alpha Software.

Start Software's director Robin Bennett with Dan Bricklin
Dan's code appears in Alpha Anywhere, the software that powers asbestos software Alpha Tracker and we have had the privilege of meeting and presenting with Dan at the Alpha DevCon developer conferences over the last few years.

Dan's TEDx talk is just brilliant and well worth watching.  Hope you enjoy meeting Dan as much as we do!




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