The application development language, COBOL, turns 60 this year. September 1959 saw the
first mention of the technical acronym “COBOL”, which was then adopted as the name for the
language being specified and developed.
The session will explore, and celebrate, the language’s continued relevance, use cases and
prevalence. A number of defining characteristics have ensured COBOL remains in widespread
usage, and we will ask ourselves the question—why not another 60 years? Join the COBOL
community to celebrate, and look forward!