The Rexx Language Association - Rexx Symposium

Background to the Rexx Symposium

Here is a little background from Cathie Dager on the origins of the Rexx Symposium:

"In the spring of 1990 I knew of six people who had written Rexx implementations but they had not met and I wanted to get them together. Also I knew that Rexx was superior to Basic and wanted a means of  promoting Rexx, which was independent of IBM.  I thought a gathering of Rexx implementors to speak to each other and to users would be beneficial to the audience and also help promote the use of the language.

So I asked Rexx author Mike Cowlishaw if he would attend such a gathering and be the featured speaker.  When he agreed, I announced the first Rexx Symposium for Developers and Users.  It was held in June of  1990 at the location of my employer, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.  The authors of all  current implementations of Rexx attended and spoke and 118 participants represented five countries and all Rexx user communities.

The annual international Rexx Symposium has continued as the premier  technical conference where Rexx users and developers gather to exchange ideas and information and plan for the future of the language.  The ANSI standard and Rexx Language Association are two important outcomes of the Symposium."


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1997

  • The 8th Annual Rexx Symposium was held April 22-24, 1997 in Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Read Jenny Szawlewicz's report of the proceedings.

1996

  • The 7th Annual Rexx Symposium was held May 13-15, 1996 in Austin, Texas.

1995

  • The 6th Annual Rexx Symposium was held May 1-3, 1995 at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center at Stanford University in Stanford, California. Read Melinda Varian's report of the proceedings.

1994

  • The 5th Annual Rexx Symposium was held May 2-4, 1994 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Read Melinda Varian's report of the proceedings.

1993

  • The 4th Annual Rexx Symposium was held May 18-20, 1993 in La Jolla, California. Read Melinda Varian's report of the proceedings.

1992

  • The 3rd Annual Rexx Symposium was held May 3-5, 1992 in Annapolis, Maryland. Read Melinda Varian's report of the proceedings.

1991

  • The 2nd Annual Rexx Symposium was held May 8-9, 1991 at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California.

1990

  • The 1st Rexx Symposium was held June 11th, 1990 at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
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