[SIGCIS-Members] Tony Sale Award

Dag Spicer dspicer at computerhistory.org
Fri Nov 18 10:53:02 PST 2016

This year’s winner, How to Program ENIAC: http://www.tnmoc.org/news/news-releases/tony-sale-award-2016

Tony Sale Award blurb from Computer Conservation Society website:

The National Museum of Computing warmly welcomes the establishment of the Tony Sale Award by The Computer Conservation Society. Here is the CCS release issued on 8 May 2012:

A new international award for computer conservation has been established in memory of Tony Sale, a pioneer of computer conservation and globally acclaimed for rebuilding Colossus, the world's first electronic programmable computer.

The Tony Sale Award, managed by the Computer Conservation Society (CCS) and supported by Google UK Ltd, is to recognise an individual or group that has made an outstanding engineering achievement in computer conservation. The closing date for nominations for the first award is 31 July 2012.

The award will be for demonstrable computer conservation work, preferably completed in the past three years, which is already on display or could be made publicly accessible. Open to any individual or group anywhere in the world, the award will be judged by an international judging panel appointed by the CCS. The award will be presented at a special event each October.

Tony Sale, in whose honour the award has been established, is perhaps best known for leading the team that rebuilt the Colossus computer. He was also a key figure in starting the campaign to save Bletchley Park in the early 1990s, in helping to found of The National Museum of Computing and in jointly establishing the Computer Conservation Society.

Dag Spicer
Senior Curator
Computer History Museum
Editorial Board, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
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Mountain View, CA 94043-1311

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