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Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) and Anderson Library visit including a tour of the Archive Caverns

Date of Event: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 5:30pm
University of Minnesota, Anderson Library


For the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area

Free parking tickets will be handed out in the meeting.

Meeting   Announcement:


April 5th, 2018

5:30-8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:00 start of meeting

Anderson Library - Room 120 (West Bank - Please note following directions)
Minneapolis, MN


Anderson Library is adjacent to the law school on the West Bank.

An hourly pay parking lot is next to the Law School (C-86--the most convenient parking option). TwinSPIN will provide parking passes to the lot as we do for the Washington Avenue Ramp. Follow signs from C-86 parking lot to Anderson Library.
A map is available here.

This Month’s Meeting Topic:

Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) and Anderson Library visit including a tour of the Archive Caverns 

Speaker: Jeffrey Yost, PhD., Director, Charles Babbage Institute and Faculty, Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Professor Yost is a historian of science and technology. His research projects include a book project on the history of the computer services industry (under contract with MIT Press), and a book project on the history of computer security. He was a past Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, and continue to serve on the journal’s board (as well as several other editorial boards). He was Principal Investigator on a $488,000 four-year National Science Foundation-sponsored project, “Building a Future for Software History.” Professor Yost has led or co-led more than $1.6 million in National Science Foundation-sponsored projects, and has conducted and published more than 70 research-grade oral histories.


Professor Yost will review the Charles Babbage Institute research program, the oral history program, and the archives. A high light of the meeting will be a tour of both the CBI suite and more importantly, the underground cavern where the archives are located.

The Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) is an archives and research center dedicated to preserving the history of information technology and promoting and conducting research in the field. CBI is located in Elmer L. Andersen Library, a state-of-the-art facility designed for Archives and Special Collections. Primary support for CBI is provided by the University of Minnesota, through the College of Science and Engineering and the University Libraries. Additional support is provided by corporate donors and individuals through the Friends of CBI.

Program Manager: 

Anthony Harder - Senior Integration Architect at Hazelden Betty Ford

Twin-SPIN Mission Statement:
The Twin-SPIN software process improvement network (SPIN) is a regional organization established in January of 1996 as a forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences and ideas. Representatives from industry, government, academia, other professional organizations, and consultants are welcome to participate. Our mission is to help sustain commitment and enhance skills in the area of software process improvement through an active program of networking and mutual support. The organization strives to serve as a source of educational and experiential information for its members, other SPIN organizations, and the general community of software professionals.  

Meetings are normally held on the 1st Thursday of each month from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Twin-SPIN is a non-profit organization and is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Software Engineering (UMSEC). See

2018 Sponsors:

Facility Sponsor
University of Minnesota, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

$2,000 Sponsors
University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center (UMSEC)

$500 Sponsors

$100 Sponsors

Glewwe's Castle Brewery


Quality Software Technologies

Best regards.   Hope to see you on April 5st  

Dick Hedger

Twin-SPIN Meeting Planner


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