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1997 Mathematica Developer Conference

The 1997 Mathematica Developer Conference was held on October 27-29 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. Mathematica developers from all over the world attended the featured tutorials, forums, computer labs, and other Mathematica-related sessions.

The conference featured tutorials, forums, an open computer lab, and many informative, practical sessions. Several tutorial sessions were dedicated to helping users create Mathematica application packages, MathLink applications, Mathematica books, and interactive texts.

One of the highlights of the conference was the programming challenge. Check out some of the interesting results and the winning notebook.


(Note: Many of the presentations from the conference are available in notebook and html formats.)

Opening Address
Stephen Wolfram
Founder and President, Wolfram Research, Inc.

  • Control System Professional
  • Optica
  • Wavelet Explorer
  • Time Series
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Mathematica Link for LabVIEW
  • Dynamic Visualizer
  • MathTensor
  • Tensors in Physics


  • Application Design and Programming Styles
  • Developing New Palettes
  • The Mathematica Programming Language
  • Mathematica Graphics
  • Mathematica Numerics
  • Mathematica Symbolics
  • Documenting Applications
  • Application Review and Testing
  • The Developer's Role in Marketing
  • MathLink
  • Style Sheets and Authoring Tools
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Parallel Programming
  • Quantum Computing
  • Performance Programming

Technology Sessions

  • Kernel Technology
  • Front End Technology
  • The Future of Mathematica

Business Sessions

  • The Mathematica Developer Program
  • Application Marketing and Distribution


  • Mathematica Developer Forum
  • Mathematica Courseware Forum
  • Suggestions Forum/Bug Roast
  • Mathematica Publishing Forum