Upcoming Events

Jun 23, 2017 6:00 PM Community Events
Friday Nights @CHM
Easy to Learn, Hard to Master
Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Bruno Grampa and Narrator Bil Herd
Please join us for this special screening of Easy to Learn, Hard to Master, hosted by Friday Nights @CHM. The film follows the story of Atari and the dynamic team that charted the company’s course. After the screening, Executive Producer Bruno Grampa and Narrator Bil Herd will be available to take questions from the audience.
Atari has an impressive collection of “firsts”: it is responsible for producing the first coin-operated videogame, the first general-purpose console to win the market, and one of the first marriages between the videogame and movie industries. It was also the fastest-growing company in US history at its peak and contributed to a crash that reshaped the video game industry. Easy to Learn, Hard to Master follows the story of Atari and the dynamic team that charted the company’s course. Produced by The 8bit Generation Project, the film features interviews with Nolan Bushnell, Allan Alcorn, Warner VP Manny Gerard, and Former Atari CEO Ray Kassar.

The 8bit Generation Project is dedicated to research, collection, and presentation of history from the era of the 8-bit microprocessor, popular in machines from the early 1970s to the end of the 1980s.

Executive Producer Bruno Grampa and Narrator Bil Herd will join Museum CEO John Hollar for audience Q&A. 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.
Jun 30, 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 this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits. On select Fridays, we'll be bringing you 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.
Jul 7, 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 this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits. On select Fridays, we'll be bringing you 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.
Jul 11, 2017 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
Why Software Matters to Government Intelligence
IARPA Director Jason Matheny in Conversation with the Museum's Center for Software History Director David C. Brock
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), also known as “DARPA for spies,” is the science and technology research arm for the intelligence community. On behalf of the 17 organizations that comprise this community, IARPA invests in “high risk/high payoff” programs to tackle the biggest challenges in intelligence gathering and analysis.

IARPA Director Dr. Jason Matheny joins us to discuss some of the organization’s most exciting research projects, explains how IARPA approaches research investment, and tells us why software matters to the intelligence community.
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), also known as “DARPA for spies,” is the science and technology research arm for the intelligence community in the Office of the Director for National Intelligence. On behalf of the 17 military and civilian agencies and organizations that comprise this community, IARPA invests in “high risk/high payoff” programs to tackle the biggest challenges in intelligence gathering and analysis. IARPA programs range from quantum computing and autonomous vehicles, to bioinformatics and neuroscience to machine detection of emerging technology. IARPA also sponsors prize challenges as a way to spur new ideas and projects.

IARPA Director Dr. Jason Matheny joins us to discuss some of the organization’s most exciting research projects, explains how IARPA approaches research investment, and tells us why software matters to the intelligence community.

This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page: facebook.com/computerhistory.
The Why Software Matters to Government Intelligence 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.
Jul 14, 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 this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits. On select Fridays, we'll be bringing you 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.
Jul 18, 2017 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
Building Ships, Companies, and the Cloud
Google Cloud Senior Vice President Diane Greene in Conversation with Exponential Center's Marguerite Gong Hancock
Diane Greene has designed ships, run engineering teams, and co-founded software virtualization giant VMware. Now she leads Google’s cloud business and sits on the boards of Alphabet, Intuit, and MIT. Join us as Greene sits down with Exponential Center Executive Director Marguerite Gong Hancock to discuss her evolution from engineer to entrepreneur, how Silicon Valley has changed throughout her career, and what lies ahead for Google’s cloud business.
Whether as an engineer or an entrepreneur, Diane Greene’s career can be best described as “storied.” She has designed naval ships, run engineering teams, and co-founded multiple startups. Now she leads Google’s cloud business and sits on the boards of Alphabet, Intuit, and MIT. How did she evolve from engineer to serial entrepreneur to global executive?

After receiving degrees in mechanical engineering, naval architecture, and computer science from University of Vermont, MIT, and UC Berkeley, respectively, Greene held engineering and management positions for SGI, Tandem, and Sybase. In 1998 she co-founded and served as CEO of virtualization giant VMware. Over the course of 10 years, she took the company public and to a $2 billion run rate. In 2016 Dell Technologies acquired VMware as part of its $67 billion merger with EMC, the largest technology deal in history.

In her role as SVP of Google Cloud, Greene oversees the growth and strategy of a major business partnering with customers like Snapchat, Disney, and eBay. She took on this role in 2015, after Bebop, the cloud developer platform she co-founded, was acquired by Google for $383 million. As the search giant enters a sector dominated by Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM, she has set the ambitious goal to lead the cloud computing market by 2022.

Join us as Diane Greene sits down with Exponential Center Executive Director Marguerite Gong Hancock to share her story, discuss how Silicon Valley has changed throughout her career, and talk about what lies ahead for Google’s Cloud business.

This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page: facebook.com/computerhistory.
About the Exponential Center
This event is co-produced by CHM's Exponential Center. 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.
Jul 21, 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 this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits. On select Fridays, we'll be bringing you 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.
Jul 28, 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 this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits. On select Fridays, we'll be bringing you 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.
Aug 4, 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 this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits. On select Fridays, we'll be bringing you 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.
Aug 11, 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 this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits. On select Fridays, we'll be bringing you 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.
Aug 18, 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 this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits. On select Fridays, we'll be bringing you 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.
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 this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits. On select Fridays, we'll be bringing you 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 this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum this summer.

From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday Nights @CHM is partnering with Off the Grid and our own Cloud Bistro to bring you the techiest block party in Silicon Valley. Enjoy seven food trucks, CHM exhibits with new extended hours, and live music. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and unwind at our beer garden or relax near our fire pits.
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 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.
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 11:00 AM 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.