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Grady Booch Receives 2012 Lovelace Medal from British Computing Society

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The British Computing Society has awarded its Lovelace Medal to Grady Booch for his “innovative work in software architecture, software engineering and collaborative environments.”

The Lovelace Medal was established in 1998 and is awarded for contributions in Engineering, Science or Products and Practices. According to the press release,

Booch’s work has become the foundation of much of contemporary software engineering and has been successfully applied to virtually every domain of software intensive systems. Internationally renowned Booch was responsible for originating the terms and practice of object orientated design, (OOD) as well as the term and practice of collaborative development environments (CDE).

Grady Booch is one of the creators of the Unified Modeling Language (UML). He serves as Chief Scientist of Rational Software Corporation since its founding 1981. Grady is currently working on the Handbook of Software Architecture.

When receiving the award, Grady responded:

I am thrilled to accept the Lovelace Medal from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The flowering of modern computing can be traced back to the time of Charles Babbage and Ada Augusta, Countess of Lovelace, for whom this award is named. It is a distinct privilege and responsibility to be counted among those men and women who have helped advance the technology of computing for the advancement of the human spirit.

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