Upcoming Events

Jun 22, 2018 5:00 PM Speaker Series
Friday Nights @CHM
Teen Takeover: Power Up the Future
The Teen Engagement Council at CHM fosters collaboration among teens to create, coordinate, execute, and promote events by teens for teens. “Power Up the Future” is a pilot event aimed at paving the way for increased teen participation at the Computer History Museum.
Food. Music. Prizes. The Teen Engagement Council is proud to present “Power Up the Future,” the Computer History Museum’s first-ever teen takeover. Join us at the Museum after-hours on June 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. for a fun-filled night packed with activities, prizes, food, and music.

“Power Up the Future” is a free event coordinated by the Museum’s new Teen Engagement Council. This event aims to empower teens through an exploration of the past and present of computing to provide a gateway into the future. Explore past technology, discuss present ventures, and imagine the future. See how technology is used throughout countless fields such as art, music, politics, and medicine. Engage in activities with your friends and explore the wonders of the Computer History Museum. “Power Up the Future” will show you how cool it really is to be a geek!

The Teen Engagement Council at CHM fosters collaboration among teens to create, coordinate, execute, and promote events by teens for teens. “Power Up the Future” is a pilot event aimed at paving the way for increased teen participation at the Computer History Museum.

Register through Eventbrite or through the link below and receive 15% off at our Museum Store. Offer valid for this event only.
Jul 11, 2018 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live | Inside the Transformation
The New Electricity
Deeplearning.ai Founder Andrew Ng in Conversation with Museum Historian John Markoff
Andrew Ng, the former head of Baidu’s AI Lab and the Google Brain project, joins us to discuss the potential economic and social impacts of artificial intelligence, the research and entrepreneurship opportunities AI is creating, and the technologies driving rapid growth in this field.
Andrew Ng, the former head of Baidu’s AI Lab and the Google Brain project, joins us to discuss the potential economic and social impacts of artificial intelligence, the research and entrepreneurship opportunities AI is creating, and the technologies driving rapid growth in this field. Save the date! More event details to come. Please check back soon.
Jul 25, 2018 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live | Inside the Transformation
Quantum Questions
Microsoft Research’s Krysta Svore, Google Quantum AI Lab’s John Martinis & IBM Research’s Jerry Chow
Microsoft Principal Researcher & Research Manager Krysta Svore, Google Quantum AI Lab Member John Martinis, and Manager of Experimental Quantum Computing at IBM Research Jerry Chow join Center for Software History Director David C. Brock to discuss the history of quantum computing, their current work, and predictions for the future.
Imagine an entirely new kind of computer based on the surprising physics of the quantum world. They leave digital computing behind in order to solve some incredibly complex calculations in a flash. Such a machine could leave our most powerful digital supercomputers behind for modeling everything from molecules to the climate, changing the way we understand our planet, develop medicines, crack codes, and analyze financial markets. This is the vision for quantum computing.

Academic research labs, startups and tech giants are all making significant bets on making quantum computing a reality. But what exactly is quantum computing and what distinguishes it from the computers we use today? What are the different approaches to making a quantum computer? Have any been made? What impact could quantum computing have on our lives?

Join us as Center for Software History Director David C. Brock leads a conversation with researchers from Google, IBM, and Microsoft about the history, the science, and the future applications of quantum computing.

This event is produced by the Center for Software History @ CHM.

This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page.
Aug 8, 2018 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live | Inside the Transformation
Algorithms of Oppression
Author Safiya Noble in Conversation with Center for Software History Director David C. Brock
Author Safiya Noble sits down with the Museum’s Center for Software History Director David C. Brock to discuss her book on how negative biases are embedded in the world’s largest search engines.
Author Safiya Noble sits down with the Museum’s Center for Software History Director David C. Brock to discuss her book on how negative biases are embedded in the world’s largest search engines. Save the date! More event details to come. Please check back soon.
Oct 23, 2018 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live | Inside the Transformation
The Front Page of the Internet
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman in Conversation with Fortune Senior Writer Michal Lev-Ram
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman shares the site’s origin story, discusses the technology powering the platform, and describes the company’s approach to privacy, free speech, and much more.
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman shares the site’s origin story, discusses the technology powering the platform, and describes the company’s approach to privacy, free speech, and much more. Save the date! More event details to come. Please check back soon.