I often provide pointers to free resources on the web. In one of my latest wanderings I discovered a treasure of information on the NATO conference that literally began software engineering! It has the pdf's of the first and second NATO conferences on software engineering in 1968 and 1969 -- the documents that began software engineering. You can find this remarkable collection here.
Thanks to Brian Randell (one of the original editors) and the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne for scanning and hosting these documents. Brian also provides a retrospective and some incredible pictures of the staff and luminaries that attended the conference. Future posts will delve into these documents.