The Next Billion: A Conversation with Kiva Executive Chair Julie Hanna
Technology innovation and economic valuation often go hand in hand. But what of social impact? A growing number of innovators and entrepreneurs are focused on the next billion—the billion people who are digitally excluded, many of whom live in extreme poverty, globally and locally. For example, since its first loan to a fishmonger in Uganda, Kiva, the world's largest crowdlending marketplace for underserved entrepreneurs, has allowed people to lend money via the internet to underserved entrepreneurs.
On November 16, CHM Live hosted a fireside chat with Kiva’s Julie Hanna and CHM Exponential Center’s Marguerite Gong Hancock to talk about social impact and "The Next Billion."READ MORE
Remembering Erich Bloch
Erich Bloch (January 9, 1925–November 25, 2016), German-American electrical engineer, had a long and successful career, first at IBM and then with the US National Science Foundation (NSF). Bloch was honored as a Fellow of the Computer History Museum in 2004.
Computing Luminaries Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom
Established in 1963, the Presidential Medal of Freedom is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed by the President of the United States. This year, among other distinguished honorees, the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom will be awarded to computer pioneers Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, Richard Garmin, Margaret Hamilton, and Bill and Melinda Gates.
Oral History of Rich Hilleman
Computer game guru and video game producer Rich Hilleman discusses his first experience with computers in elementary school, his work as an 18-year-old courier at the Nevada National Security Site, and his prolific career at Electronic Arts (EA) in his 2012 oral history.
Women in Computing Tour
Women have played a crucial role in the history of computing at many levels, from programming and engineering to marketing, business, and leadership. Learn more from our "Women in Computing" tour, featuring nine remarkable women who have impacted computer history.