ABOUT HEIDI HACKFORD

Heidi Hackford is the content and curriculum director for the Exponential Center at the Computer History Museum. She is responsible for leading the development of educational materials focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. Heidi previously worked at Monticello, where she edited Thomas Jefferson’s family letters. At the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, she established a digital archive and conducted teacher workshops on incorporating digital history resources in the classroom. After moving to Silicon Valley, Heidi directed the start-up of a new foundation promoting wilderness conservation through art.

HEIDI HACKFORD ARTICLES (6)

Silicon Valley: The Heart of the Untold Story

Silicon Valley: The Heart of the Untold Story

  6 days ago
Silicon Valley: The Untold Story, a new three-part documentary from award-winning Kikim Media airing on Discovery’s Science Channel in March 2018, reveals what has made Silicon Valley a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship for decades. As...   Read More
Not Just for Calling Anymore: The Social Impact of the iPhone Revolution

Not Just for Calling Anymore: The Social Impact of the iPhone Revolution

  3 weeks ago
It will ruin your eyes, turn your brain to mush, and kids will see things they shouldn’t. The content is all just designed to sell stuff. It will destroy relationships—people won’t interact with family and friends...   Read More
Making Trouble: Leslie Berlin Explores the People Who Built Silicon Valley

Making Trouble: Leslie Berlin Explores the People Who Built Silicon Valley

  January 05, 2018
One of Silicon Valley’s great advantages, says author Leslie Berlin, is how accessible experienced founders and legendary CEOs are to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Steve Jobs counted David Packard of Hewlett-Packard and Robert Noyce of...   Read More
From Sailboats to Startups: Diane Greene’s Silicon Valley

From Sailboats to Startups: Diane Greene’s Silicon Valley

  December 15, 2017
Diane Greene says her favorite experience ever was when, as a young woman, she windsurfed 15 miles from Molakai to Maui . . . alone. That confidence in her abilities and comfort with taking risks has...   Read More
Opening Doors and Disrupting Labs: Entrepreneurs Daphne Koller and Debra Sterling Expand Education

Opening Doors and Disrupting Labs: Entrepreneurs Daphne Koller and Debra Sterling Expand Education

  December 07, 2017
It takes both vision and commitment to see that expanding educational opportunities today will make a better future and then to create a company to do just that. Calico Chief Computing Officer and Coursera cofounder and...   Read More
10 Years Old and 1.2 Billion Sold: The Business of iPhone

10 Years Old and 1.2 Billion Sold: The Business of iPhone

  November 03, 2017
Before the iPhone landed like a meteorite in 2007, it wasn’t clear that a revolution in mobile phones was coming or even necessary, says Benedict Evans, partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Back in 2006, it seemed that...   Read More