Centage Corporation, a provider of cloud-based budgeting and forecasting software (Budget Maestro) for mid-market organizations, will be honoring the inventors of the first computer spreadsheet program, VisiCalc, during an event taking place on National Spreadsheet Day, October 17, 2017.
Centage will be naming its training center in honor of Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston during the celebration which will take place at the Centage headquarters and filmed for the public via Facebook Live at 11:30AM EDT. The ceremony will include an informative and engaging presentation by Mr. Bricklin on “The Birth of the Spreadsheet.”
VisiCalc is widely credited for fueling the rapid growth of the personal computer industry – Steve Jobs was even quoted as saying “VisiCalc ... propelled … the success [of Apple]… more than any other single event.” As co-founders of Software Arts, Mr. Bricklin and Mr. Frankston developed VisiCalc in 1979.
“The invention of the VisiCalc program not only advanced software applications for personal computers, but it also revolutionized how accounting, budgeting and planning is done,” said Barry Clapp, president and chief executive officer of Centage Corporation. “Having built software for the next generation of budgeting, Centage wants to honor the men who gave us the stepping stones to get there. We hope everyone will join us on Facebook Live to help honor and celebrate the contributions of Mr. Bricklin and Mr. Frankston.”
Those interested in watching the event can tune in on Facebook Live on October 17 at 11:30 AM EDT on the Centage Facebook page.