A Walk through the 2016 Vintage Computer Festival
Started in 1997 by Bay Area entrepreneur Sellam Ismail, the Vintage Computer Festival (VCF) is a grass-roots showcase of historical computers. After a nine-year hiatus on the West Coast, the festival was resurrected in 2016 by the Vintage Computer Federation, spearheaded by Evan Koblentz, with CHM volunteer and docent Eric Klein serving as producer.
VCF has a rich history that makes for intriguing commentary about the preservation versus presentation of historical objects and is a favorite event among computer enthusiasts. This year was no different. Take a walk through VCF 2016, hosted at CHM, with curator Chris Garcia.READ MORE
Silicon Valley: A Century of Entrepreneurial Innovation
Entrepreneurial innovation in Silicon Valley today can be traced from the area around Stanford University in the late 1900s. Each wave of innovation built on the skills and experience of prior decades but launched a radically new product that changed the world in ways that even their inventors could not have predicted.
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.
University Video Communications (UVC) Collection
Co-founded in Palo Alto, California, in 1987 by Judith Lemon and Karen Mathews Tucker, University Video Communications (UVC) was a technology education company that produced and distributed classroom-ready video lectures by pioneering industry scientists and engineers. CHM acquired the extensive collection in 1999 and is releasing 112 newly digitized lectures on its YouTube channel.