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<ul><li><p>Computer Magazine Celebrates Alan Turing's 100th Birthday with Bletchley Park Video </p><p>LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 22 June, 2012 In commemoration of the 100thbirthday of Alan </p><p>Turing, Computer magazine produced a video documenting the research center where the computer science </p><p>pioneer, mathematician, and wartime code-breaker did much of his early work. </p><p>View the "Alan Turing at Bletchley Park" video via the IEEE Computer Society's YouTube channel </p><p>at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nK_ft0Lf1s&amp;list=PL54E3809040EE1338. </p><p>Considered the birthplace of modern computer science, Bletchley Park is located between Cambridge and Oxford </p><p>universities, north of London. As the world's first "skunk works," it gathered leading researchers in a highly </p><p>collaborative environment to help crack German codes during World War II as well as solve broader computing </p><p>problems. </p><p>Turing was one of the handful of researchers who were recruited to work at the facility. While at the Government </p><p>Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Turing was responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. He devised </p><p>several techniques for breaking German ciphers, including the BOMBE, an electromechanical machine that could </p><p>find settings for the Enigma machine. </p><p>Each month, Computer magazine includes videos and podcasts to supplement its feature articles and columns. For </p><p>information or to subscribe, visit http://www.computer.org/computer. </p><p>About the IEEE Computer Society </p><p>The IEEE Computer Society is the worlds leading computing membership organization and the trusted information </p><p>and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, </p><p>software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, </p><p>inspiration, and collaboration, the IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to </p><p>provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis. The Computer Society provides a wide </p><p>range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferences, publications, and a </p><p>comprehensive digital library online, unique training webinars, professional training - e-learning courses, and a Corporate Affiliate Program to help organizations increase their staffs technical knowledge and expertise. To find </p><p>out more about the community for technology leaders, visit: http://www.computer.org. </p><p> Contact Information Media Contact: Margo McCall : Corporate Communications Manager mmccall@computer.org (714) 816-2182 (office) (714) 822-9253 (mobile) </p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nK_ft0Lf1s&amp;list=PL54E3809040EE1338http://www.computer.org/computerhttp://www.computer.org/portal/web/guest/homehttp://www.computer.org/portal/web/conferences/homehttp://www.computer.org/portal/web/publicationshttp://www.computer.org/portal/web/webinarsview-source:http://www.computer.org/portal/web/e-learning/homehttp://www.computer.org/portal/web/guest/caphttp://www.computer.org/mmccall@computer.org</p></li></ul>