Past Meetup

JavaScript Meetup - The Mother of All Demos

This Meetup is past

24 people went

Every last Wednesday of the month


415 North Tejon Street · Colorado Springs, CO

How to find us

Come on in the front doors. We'll gather in the main space.

Location image of event venue


This year marks the 50th anniversary of a spectacularly groundbreaking computer demonstration, known retroactively as "The Mother of All Demos". After this 90-minute demonstration at a 1968 computer conference in San Fransisco, Douglas Engelbart, previously considered something of a crackpot was described as a visionary, "dealing lightning with both hands".

This live presentation essentially demonstrated almost all the fundamental elements of modern personal computing: the first time they had been demonstrated together in a single system.

- Windows

- Hypertext

- Graphics

- Efficient navigation and command input

- Video conferencing

- The computer mouse

- Word processing

- Dynamic file linking

- Revision control

- A collaborative real-time editor

WHAT! Seeing all of that for the first time in 1968?! I know, pretty wild! Come and share this experience with fellow computer science and/or history enthusiasts. No prior knowledge of computer systems or any specific programming language is required to appreciate this landmark presentation.