Upcoming Events

Aug 24, 2018 5:00 PM Speaker Series
Friday Nights @CHM
Women of Silicon Valley: Intersections
Conversations with Diversity and Inclusion Advocates
CHM is proud to partner with Women of Silicon Valley, a “Humans of New York” spin-off showcasing diverse and resilient members of the tech community to tackle this question. Join us on August 24 for an event in which race, gender and other identities represented in the tech world are explored through conversations with rising leaders from Google, Facebook and more.
CHM is proud to partner with Women of Silicon Valley, a “Humans of New York” spin-off showcasing diverse and resilient members of the tech community to tackle this question. Join us on August 24 for an event in which race, gender and other identities represented in the tech world are explored through conversations with rising leaders from Google, Facebook and more.

Our panelists, who are Black, LatinX, and Indigenous employees at tech companies across the Bay Area, will "debug" what exactly intersectional feminism means to them. They will share journeys of "making it" here in Silicon Valley and combatting adversity at the junction of their identities - race, gender, ability and more. This panel will be followed by a fireside chat with Kamilah Taylor, senior software engineer and a diversity and inclusion advocate.

Guests are invited to network with fellow attendees before and after the program. Visitors are also encouraged to submit their resumes here the prior to the event.
About 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 cuisine from CateredToo, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.
Sep 7, 2018 5:00 PM Speaker Series
Friday Nights @CHM
From STEM to STEAM: How an Engineer Wrote a Play
Film Screening followed by a Panel Discussion
Join us for the Bay Area debut screening of the award-winning narrative science film Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie (40 mins), based on Frontczak’s performance. The film will be followed by a keynote presentation & panel discussion exploring the intersection of STEM and the performing arts — and why STEAM is vital in shaping global opportunities in the 21st century.
How can software engineering inspire work in theater and film?

After spending more than a decade at Hewlett Packard, learn how Susan Marie Frontczak’s background in engineering, math and performing arts helped her create an acclaimed living history portrayal of world-renowed scientist Marie Skłodowska Curie.

Join us for the Bay Area debut screening of the award-winning narrative science film Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie (40 mins), based on Frontczak’s performance. The film will be followed by a keynote presentation & panel discussion exploring the intersection of STEM and the performing arts — and why STEAM is vital in shaping global opportunities in the 21st century.
As one of the world’s most renowned scientists, two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Skłodowska Curie is best known for pioneering the field of radioactivity — including early experiments to treat cancer with radium therapy — but few understand the obstacles she faced just to enter the laboratory.

What if she could tell her story?
Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie invites audiences to meet Marie Curie as she recollects her quest to isolate two elements — polonium and radium. From her childhood in Poland to groundbreaking research in France, Dr. Curie shares the struggles, failures and triumphs behind her scientific discoveries and remarkable collaboration with companion scientist & husband Pierre Curie.

Produced & Directed by Jen Myronuk, Humanity Needs Dreamers is an immersive living history film designed to be screened with a live audience, breaking the digital fourth wall between theater and cinema. Produced by STEM on Stage, a STEAM initiative to promote narrative science through living history film & immersive media. STEM on Stage is part of a NSF-funded collaborative outreach study with Princeton Center for Complex Materials.
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 cuisine from CateredToo, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.
Sep 20, 2018 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live | Inside the Transformation
Leading Matters: Lessons from My Journey
An Evening with Alphabet Chairman John Hennessy in Conversation with Marissa Mayer
"It's an indispensable guide for leaders at every level." - Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In his new book, Leading Matters: Lessons from My Journey, current Chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, former President of Stanford University, and “Godfather of Silicon Valley” John L. Hennessy shares the core elements of leadership that helped him become a successful tech entrepreneur, esteemed academic, and venerated administrator.
In Leading Matters: Lessons from My Journey, current Chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, former President of Stanford University, and “Godfather of Silicon Valley” John L. Hennessy shares the core elements of leadership that helped him become a successful tech entrepreneur, esteemed academic, and venerated administrator.

Hennessy's approach to leadership is laser-focused on the journey rather than the destination. Each chapter in Leading Matters looks at valuable elements that have shaped Hennessy's career in practice and philosophy. He discusses the pivotal role that humility, authenticity and trust, service, empathy, courage, collaboration, innovation, intellectual curiosity, storytelling, and legacy have all played in his prolific, interdisciplinary career.

Hennessy takes these elements and applies them to instructive stories, such as his encounters with other Silicon Valley leaders including Jim Clark, founder of Netscape; Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State and Stanford provost; John Arrillaga, one of the most successful Silicon Valley commercial real estate developers; and Phil Knight, founder of Nike and philanthropist with whom Hennessy cofounded Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University.

Across government, education, commerce, and non-profits, the need for effective leadership could not be more pressing. Join us as John Hennessy sits down with Marissa Mayer, cofounder of Lumi Labs and former CEO and President of Yahoo, to discuss his new book.

We are pleased to have Books Inc. onsite selling copies of Leading Matters: Lessons from my Journey before and after the program. This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page.

About the Exponential Center @CHM
This event is produced by the Exponential Center @CHM. The Exponential Center captures the legacy—and advances the future—of entrepreneurship and innovation in Silicon Valley and around the world. The center explores the people, companies, and communities that are transforming the human experience through technology innovation, economic value creation, and social impact.