|Postlight Sessions: Come see the man who killed Clippy!
March 15, 6:30PM at Postlight's offices. Dean Hachamovitch is one of the most influential human beings who ever served time in the software industry. He served as Corporate Vice President of Internet Explorer at Microsoft — and oversaw the launch of IE9. Under Dean’s management, Microsoft helped millions of people experience a secure, private, responsive, cross-platform, and standards-based Web.
That responsibility was earned: Before IE, starting in 1990, Dean led the development of several versions of Word and Office on both Windows and Mac. AutoCorrect? Dean. Automated formatting? Dean. Clippy? NOT Dean. His team was the one that killed Clippy in 2007. RIP.
Dean is a modest person and does not enjoy being promoted, but the truth is he’s had as much of an impact on culture and software as nearly anyone alive. He has graciously agreed to speak about his work at Microsoft, building software at a huge, global scale before anyone knew what that meant — and, if we are very lucky, he might do his Ballmer impersonation.
At Postlight’s offices in NYC.