Upcoming Events

Jan 17, 2017 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
How the World Builds Software
GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath in Conversation with Fortune Senior Writer Michal Lev-Ram
Join us as GitHub CEO and Co-founder Chris Wanstrath sits down with Fortune Senior Writer Michal Lev-Ram to discuss the fascinating story of GitHub’s growth, the most amazing pieces of software built on the platform, and his vision for the future of coding education.
Launched in 2008, social-coding site GitHub supports over 15 million users who use the online platform to collaborate, build, and store software. Appealing to organizations with a large base of software developers, including Google, NASA, and even the White House, GitHub taps into the growing enthusiasm for open source projects and currently houses the world’s largest collection of public software. The site’s popularity among its user community has also attracted attention and dollars from major investors, including Sequoia Capital and Andreessen Horowitz. Last year, the company raised $250 million, valuing it at more than $2 billion.

GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath, who was named to Fortune's 40 Under 40 in 2015, likens the medium to Facebook but for programmers. “You log in, you’re connected to people, but instead of seeing photos of their baby, you see their code,” he says.

Join us as GitHub CEO and Co-founder Chris Wanstrath discusses the fascinating story of GitHub’s growth, the most amazing pieces of software built on the platform, and his vision for the future of coding education. Wanstrath sits down with Fortune Senior Writer Michal Lev-Ram, who covers technology for both Fortune magazine and its website. She is also co-chair of Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference and Most Powerful Women Next Gen event. Her outstanding reporting contributed to Fortune winning a SABEW Best in Business Award for its technology coverage in 2012.

Mar 9, 2017 6:30 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
Hunting for Space Treasure
Planetary Resources CEO Chris Lewicki in Conversation with John Hollar
Join us as Planetary Resouces CEO Chris Lewicki sits down with Museum CEO John Hollar
Forget Silicon Valley: could outer space be the next place to make your fortune?

Planetary Resources is developing technology that could enable humans to fly spacecraft to asteroids and mine minerals that could be worth millions of dollars. The company is backed by luminaries like Larry Page and Richard Branson and raised $21 million in May.

As part of the technology the company is working on to reach asteroids, it created an earth observation system called Ceres. This platform’s infrared and hyperspectral sensors far surpass the capability of human eyes. Through this technology, Ceres could enable more sophisticated tracking of climate change, crop growth, forest fires and many other environmental changes.

Chris Lewicki has been intimately involved with the lifecycle of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers and the Phoenix Mars Lander. He performed system engineering development and participated in assembly, test and launch operations for both Mars missions. He was Flight Director for the rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and the Surface Mission Manager for Phoenix. The recipient of two NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals, Lewicki has an asteroid named in his honor: 13609 Lewicki. Chris holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona.