Upcoming Events

Aug 24, 2017 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
Technology, Health & Equality
California Endowment SVP Dr. Anthony Iton in Conversation with P2Health Ventures Co-founder Vanessa Mason
In an age of sophisticated healthcare technologies and research tools, the doctors you see or hospitals you visit are only a small part of what determines your health. Through extensive research and data analysis, one doctor has discovered that your zip code may matter more to your well-being than your genetic code.

Join us for a conversation about how data helped Dr. Anthony Iton identify this problem—and the role technology can play in solving it.
In an age of sophisticated healthcare technologies and research tools, the doctors you see or hospitals you visit are only a small part of what determines your health. Through extensive research and data analysis, one doctor has discovered that your zip code may matter more to your well-being than your genetic code.

Dr. Anthony Iton first witnessed the link between health and socio-economic status as a Johns Hopkins medical student working in East Baltimore at the height of the crack and AIDS epidemics. This connection became more clear in his role as the director of the Public Health Department for Alameda County. As the person responsible for signing the county’s thousands of death certificates, Dr. Iton started to notice patterns in the ages, causes of death, ethnicities, and zip codes of the deceased. Since then, he has dedicated his career to researching these correlations across the country. Today, Dr. Iton is focused on improving health conditions in 14 low-income communities throughout California as the senior vice president of the California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities initiative.

Join us for a conversation about how data helped Dr. Iton identify this problem—and the role technology can play in solving it.

Prior to his appointment at The California Endowment and his position at the Alameda County Public Health Department, Iton also served for three years as director of Health and Human Services and School Medical Advisor for the City of Stamford, Connecticut. Concurrent to that, he also served as a physician in internal medicine for Stamford Hospital's HIV Clinic. Additionally, Iton served for five years as a primary care physician for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page: facebook.com/computerhistory.
Aug 25, 2017 5:00 PM Community Events
Friday Nights @CHM
Eat, Drink & Be Techie
Kick Off Your Weekend with Friday Nights @CHM
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

As a special thank you to our Mountain View community, Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night, from 5 to 9 p.m. Bring your proof of Mountain View residency or employee badge to enjoy free Museum admission. This offer is good from July 7 through October 27.

Join CHM and the Silicon Valley community for Friday Nights @CHM and discover something new! On select Fridays, enjoy interactive, tech-themed programming, including film screenings, trivia nights, talks and lectures, demos, and much more! Continue to check our events listings for special Friday Nights @CHM programming.
Sep 1, 2017 5:00 PM Community Events
Friday Nights @CHM
Eat, Drink & Be Techie
Kick Off Your Weekend with Friday Nights @CHM
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

As a special thank you to our Mountain View community, Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night, from 5 to 9 p.m. Bring your proof of Mountain View residency or employee badge to enjoy free Museum admission. This offer is good from July 7 through October 27.

Join CHM and the Silicon Valley community for Friday Nights @CHM and discover something new! On select Fridays, enjoy interactive, tech-themed programming, including film screenings, trivia nights, talks and lectures, demos, and much more! Continue to check our events listings for special Friday Nights @CHM programming.
Sep 8, 2017 5:00 PM Community Events
Friday Nights @CHM
The Silicon Valley Science Fiction Short Film Festival
Screening of 16 Short Films from Around the World
Please join us for a screening of 16 of the world’s best science fiction short films. For the fifth time, the Silicon Valley Science Fiction Short Film Festival has assembled a two-hour block of enchanting, engrossing, and occasionally enraging cinema. Award-winning filmmakers, including Oscar, Emmy, and Annie nominees, present works that look at what it means to create art, to live in an unfair world, to deal with the big problems, and ultimately, to be human.
For the fifth time, the Silicon Valley Science Fiction Short Film Festival has gathered short films from around the world to screen in a two-hour block of enchanting, engrossing, and occasionally enraging cinema. The lineup includes incredible narrative films from the U.S., U.K., Australia, and France, alongside animations from Iran, South Korea, The Netherlands, Austria, and Canada. Award-winning filmmakers, including Oscar, Emmy, and Annie nominees, present works that look at what it means to create art, to live in an unfair world, to deal with the big problems, and ultimately, to be human. These shorts feature famous actors of television and film, newcomers you'll be hearing from.,and experimental works that will thrill all viewers!

Join us for Friday Nights @CHM before the program! Enjoy dinner at Off the Grid’s street food market and drinks from our Cloud Bistro. Museum exhibits are open from 5 to 9 p.m. As a special thank you to our Mountain View community, Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night, from 5 to 9 p.m. Bring your proof of Mountain View residency or employee badge to enjoy free Museum admission. This offer is good from July 7 through October 27.
Sep 13, 2017 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
Our Relationship with AI
Siri Co-founder Tom Gruber, AAAI President Subbarao Kambhampati & IBM Distinguished Research Scientist Francesca Rossi
Artificial Intelligence could improve our ability to communicate, problem-solve, and understand the world around us. How do designers, engineers, and technologists build systems that help us work with machines? As part of a series produced in collaboration with the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, please join us for a conversation with Apple’s Tom Gruber, AAAI President Subbarao Kambhampati, and IBM Distinguished Research Scientist Francesca Rossi.
When considering artificial intelligence, you may think of what it can do for machines. However, a primary goal of building AI tools is augmenting the perception, cognition, and problem-solving abilities of people. From a physician using machine learning to diagnose disease to cars that can protect drivers from accidents, positive collaboration between human and machine is what gives artificial intelligence its potential.

So how are technologists, engineers, and organizations designing AI tools that enable people and devices to understand and work with each other? In collaboration with the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, CHM Live presents a conversation with Apple’s Tom Gruber, AAAI President Subbarao Kambhampati, and IBM Distinguished Research Scientist Francesca Rossi.

This will be streamed live on our Facebook page: facebook.com/computerhistory. This event is the first in a two-part series focusing on the influences and implications of artificial intelligence for our society.
Sep 15, 2017 5:00 PM Community Events
Friday Nights @CHM
Eat, Drink & Be Techie
Kick Off Your Weekend with Friday Nights @CHM
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

As a special thank you to our Mountain View community, Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night, from 5 to 9 p.m. Bring your proof of Mountain View residency or employee badge to enjoy free Museum admission. This offer is good from July 7 through October 27.

Join CHM and the Silicon Valley community for Friday Nights @CHM and discover something new! On select Fridays, enjoy interactive, tech-themed programming, including film screenings, trivia nights, talks and lectures, demos, and much more! Continue to check our events listings for special Friday Nights @CHM programming.
Sep 22, 2017 5:00 PM Community Events
Friday Nights @CHM
Eat, Drink & Be Techie
Kick Off Your Weekend with Friday Nights @CHM
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

As a special thank you to our Mountain View community, Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night, from 5 to 9 p.m. Bring your proof of Mountain View residency or employee badge to enjoy free Museum admission. This offer is good from July 7 through October 27.

Join CHM and the Silicon Valley community for Friday Nights @CHM and discover something new! On select Fridays, enjoy interactive, tech-themed programming, including film screenings, trivia nights, talks and lectures, demos, and much more! Continue to check our events listings for special Friday Nights @CHM programming.
Sep 28, 2017 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
AI and Social Good
Facebook Director of AI Research Yann LeCun, Google Principal Scientist Greg Corrado & Microsoft Technical Fellow Eric Horvitz
AI is often mentioned as a driver of high-tech products and services. However, engineers and technology experts competing for the hearts and minds of consumers are not the only ones interested in the potential of artificial intelligence. AI scientists are joining with experts and practitioners in education, medicine, public health, sustainability, housing, and other fields to address long-standing societal challenges. In collaboration with the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, CHM Live presents a conversation with Facebook Director of AI Research Yann LeCun, Google Principal Scientist Greg Corrado, and Microsoft Technical Fellow and Director of Microsoft Research Labs Eric Horvitz.
We often hear about the promise of AI for creating new kinds of products and services. Less known are efforts to harness AI for societal good. AI scientists are joining with experts and practitioners in education, medicine, public health, sustainability, housing, and other fields to address long-standing social and societal challenges. We will focus on answers to this question, surveying current efforts and reflecting about the longer-term promise of AI for social good.

In collaboration with the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, CHM Live presents a conversation with Facebook Director of AI Research Yann LeCun, Google Principal Scientist Greg Corrado, and Director of Microsoft Research Labs Eric Horvitz.

This event is the second in a two-part series focusing on the impact and implications of artificial intelligence for our society.

This will be streamed live on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/computerhistory.
Sep 29, 2017 5:00 PM Community Events
Friday Nights @CHM
Eat, Drink & Be Techie
Kick Off Your Weekend with Friday Nights @CHM
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

As a special thank you to our Mountain View community, Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night, from 5 to 9 p.m. Bring your proof of Mountain View residency or employee badge to enjoy free Museum admission. This offer is good from July 7 through October 27.

Join CHM and the Silicon Valley community for Friday Nights @CHM and discover something new! On select Fridays, enjoy interactive, tech-themed programming, including film screenings, trivia nights, talks and lectures, demos, and much more! Continue to check our events listings for special Friday Nights @CHM programming.
Oct 6, 2017 5:00 PM Community Events
Friday Nights @CHM
Eat, Drink & Be Techie
Kick Off Your Weekend with Friday Nights @CHM
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

As a special thank you to our Mountain View community, Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night, from 5 to 9 p.m. Bring your proof of Mountain View residency or employee badge to enjoy free Museum admission. This offer is good from July 7 through October 27.

Join CHM and the Silicon Valley community for Friday Nights @CHM and discover something new! On select Fridays, enjoy interactive, tech-themed programming, including film screenings, trivia nights, talks and lectures, demos, and much more! Continue to check our events listings for special Friday Nights @CHM programming.
Oct 10, 2017 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
The Understanding Computer
Google VP and Engineering Fellow Dr. Fernando Pereira in Conversation with Museum Historian John Markoff
Dr. Fernando Pereira needs you to talk to your phone. The Google VP and Engineering Fellow is relying on user interaction with products like the Pixel Phone and Google Home to conduct research that could change the way our devices understand us. His team is the brains behind Google Assistant, a software tool powered by machine learning that depends on large amounts of user data to train and improve itself. Dr. Pereira’s end goal is for computers to derive meaning from text—in other words, he wants to teach your phone how to read emails or listen to voice commands and actually understand the content. Dr. Pereira joins us to explain how he’s teaching computers to understand context in language—and his vision for a future where our devices can act upon it.
At Google’s annual developer conference in 2016, the search giant unveiled Google Assistant, an AI-powered robot that many compared to Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa. However, Google hopes that Assistant will be far more capable than making reservations and playing your favorite songs on command. Since its launch, the tool has quietly collected data from the millions of users who regularly use it. Through machine learning, the software is capable of training itself to understand the words users are saying and even how the physical world works.

What are some of the biggest challenges with teaching a machine to extract meaning from our everyday voice and text commands? How are neural networks being used to show devices the complexities and limitations of the human language? Google VP and Engineering Fellow Dr. Fernando Pereira, who currently leads projects in natural language understanding, believes the answers to these questions will allow him to further create a virtual assistant equipped with the ability to do anything you ask.

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Fernando Pereira about Google Assistant and his vision for the future of intelligent computing.

Dr. Fernando Pereira joined Google in 2008 after leaving his post as the chair of the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He received a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh in 1982. He has several patents and over 120 research publications on computational linguistics, machine learning, bioinformatics, speech recognition, and logic programming.

This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page: facebook.com/computerhistory.
Oct 13, 2017 6:30 PM Community Events
Friday Nights @CHM
Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production
Film Screening
Please join us for this special screening of Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production, hosted by Friday Nights @CHM. This documentary follows the evolution of graphic design production from the 1950s to the 1990s, from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF.
It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer.

Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s—from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF. Join us for a special screening.

Watch the trailer.
Join us for Friday Nights @CHM before the program! Enjoy dinner at Off the Grid’s street food market and drinks from our Cloud Bistro. Museum exhibits are open from 5 to 9 p.m.
Oct 20, 2017 5:00 PM Community Events
Friday Nights @CHM
Eat, Drink & Be Techie
Kick Off Your Weekend with Friday Nights @CHM
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

As a special thank you to our Mountain View community, Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night, from 5 to 9 p.m. Bring your proof of Mountain View residency or employee badge to enjoy free Museum admission. This offer is good from July 7 through October 27.

Join CHM and the Silicon Valley community for Friday Nights @CHM and discover something new! On select Fridays, enjoy interactive, tech-themed programming, including film screenings, trivia nights, talks and lectures, demos, and much more! Continue to check our events listings for special Friday Nights @CHM programming.
Oct 27, 2017 5:00 PM Community Events
Friday Nights @CHM
Eat, Drink & Be Techie
Kick Off Your Weekend with Friday Nights @CHM
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative curbside cuisine and live music from Off the Grid, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.

As a special thank you to our Mountain View community, Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with the City of Mountain View to offer Mountain View residents and businesses free admission to all Museum exhibits every Friday night, from 5 to 9 p.m. Bring your proof of Mountain View residency or employee badge to enjoy free Museum admission. This offer is good from July 7 through October 27.

Join CHM and the Silicon Valley community for Friday Nights @CHM and discover something new! On select Fridays, enjoy interactive, tech-themed programming, including film screenings, trivia nights, talks and lectures, demos, and much more! Continue to check our events listings for special Friday Nights @CHM programming.
Nov 15, 2017 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
The Future of War
Endgame Inc. CEO Nathaniel Fick in Conversation with the New York Times' Nicole Perlroth
How is the US government using technology to protect its citizens—and prosecute hackers? How have policy initiatives in this area changed as hacks have intensified? And what does national cybersecurity policy look like under President Donald Trump?

Endgame Inc. CEO Nathaniel Fick joins us to consider these questions and more.
In 2012, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned that the US was at risk of a “cyber Pearl Harbor.” He pointed to rapid technological advancement in aggressor nations like China, Russia, and Iran, and cited security holes in American transportation, financial, and government systems.

Panetta’s statements came one year or more prior to state-sponsored attacks on the United States Office of Personnel Management, the State Department, Sony, the New York Times, Google, and many others. In the five years after Panetta’s dire comments, it has become clear that cyber threats are no longer just the work of teenagers in parents’ basements or even organized crime groups.

How is the US government using technology to protect its citizens—and prosecute hackers? How have policy initiatives in this area changed as hacks have intensified? How is the government working with the private sector to prevent attacks? And what does national cybersecurity policy look like under President Donald Trump?

Endgame Inc. CEO Nathaniel Fick joins us to consider these questions and more. Endgame is a next-generation endpoint security software company that automates the hunt for the most advanced cyber threats. He is also an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he works with management teams to build durable companies. Before joining Endgame, Nate was CEO of the Center for a New American Security, a national security research organization. He served as a Marine Corps infantry and reconnaissance officer, including combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. His book about that experience, One Bullet Away, was a New York Times bestseller, a Washington Post "Best Book of the Year," and one of the Military Times "Best Military Books of the Decade."

This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page: facebook.com/computerhistory.
Nov 30, 2017 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
Imagineers of War
Author Sharon Weinberger in Conversation with Museum Historian John Markoff
From Agent Orange to Predator drones, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has developed some of the world’s most infamous warfare technologies. Today, the agency’s work is at the forefront of innovation in robotics and autonomous driving. How has DARPA played such a quiet—yet impactful—role in the development of both military and civilian technology?

Join us as Sharon Weinberger shares her most riveting findings about DARPA’s history and her vision for its future.
From Agent Orange to Predator drones, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has developed some of the world’s most infamous warfare technologies. However, this testing ground for solving the Pentagon’s biggest challenges has also created digital tools we rely on daily, like the internet and graphical user interfaces. Today, the agency’s work is at the forefront of innovation in robotics and autonomous driving. How has DARPA played such a quiet—yet impactful—role in the development of both military and civilian technology?

Journalist and author Sharon Weinberger’s newest book, The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, is a comprehensive look at the history and modern impact of DARPA. She follows the agency from its founding in response to the Sputnik launch in 1958 to its recent success in self-driving cars. Weinberger’s account is drawn from interviews with dozens of Pentagon and DARPA officials (many of whom have never been interviewed about their work before), as well as public records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

As a journalist and author covering the intersection of national security, science, and technology, Weinberger’s job is reporting on “War 2.0.” She is the national security editor at The Intercept and the author of Imaginary Weapons: A Journey Through the Pentagon’s Scientific Underworld. She is currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Weinberger has written about military science and technology for Nature, BBC, Discover, Slate, Wired, and The Washington Post, among others.

Join us as Sharon Weinberger shares her most riveting findings about DARPA’s history and her vision for its future.

This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page: facebook.com/computerhistory.

Dec 6, 2017 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
Programmed Inequality
Dr. Marie Hicks in Conversation with the Museum's Center for Software History Director David C. Brock
In her book, Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing, author and historian Dr. Marie Hicks explores how changing gender discrimination, labor demographics, and government policy led to the UK’s rise and fall as a leader in computing. She also explains how Britain’s lag in technological progress had detrimental economic effects on the UK—and why the US may be facing the same risks today.

Dr. Marie Hicks sits down with David C. Brock, Director of the Museum’s Center for Software History, to share insights from her book.
According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology, women held just 25 percent of professional computing jobs in the US in 2015. How damaging is this gender gap to the future of the tech industry?

The rise and fall of Britain’s electronic computing industry between 1944–1974 holds clues. In her book, Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing, historian Marie Hicks explores how gender discrimination, changing labor demographics, and government policy during this 30-year period shaped the UK’s path in computing. She also explains how this path had detrimental economic effects on the UK—and why the US may be facing similar risks today.

Dr. Marie Hicks sits down with David C. Brock, Director of the Museum’s Center for Software History, to share insights from her book.

Hicks received her BA from Harvard University and her MA and PhD from Duke University. Before entering academia, she worked as a UNIX systems administrator. She is currently an assistant professor of history at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Her work focuses on how gender and sexuality bring hidden technological dynamics to light and how women’s experiences change the core narratives of the history of computing.


This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page: facebook.com/computerhistory.
The Programmed Inequality event is co-produced by the Museum's Center for Software History, which collects, preserves, interprets, and presents to the world the history of software and its ongoing impact on global society.