Upcoming Events

Aug 2, 2016 10:00 AM Education Series
CHM Summer Workshops
Make Software Workshop for Children Entering Grades 3-5
Software allows computers to touch nearly every aspect of our daily lives. In this workshop, students will explore the myriad impacts of software and investigate ways that they too can be makers of software. Students will use Raspberry Pi computers, learning about ways they can create software, while completing a group project.
Software allows computers to touch nearly every aspect of our daily lives. In this workshop, students will explore the myriad impacts of software and investigate ways that they too can be makers of software. Students will use Raspberry Pi computers, learning about ways they can create software, while completing a group project.

The Computer History Museum’s Summer Workshops explore the ongoing impact of computer history in our world. Through hands-on activities that emphasize collaboration and problem-solving, participants develop a deeper understanding of the history of technology and its role in shaping our present and future.

This is a public workshop, and is open to students in elementary school. No previous knowledge or experience is required. Attendance is free, but advance registration is required.
Aug 6, 2016 9:30 AM Education Event
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build Educators' Edition
Level 1: Introductory
Design_Code_Build for Educators combines elements of both the introductory and intermediate student programs, helping K12 classroom teachers and community educators explore concepts of computer programming, work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, and discover meaningful strategies for incorporating computer science and computer history into cross-curricular learning environments.
Design_Code_Build for Educators combines elements of both the introductory and intermediate student programs, helping K12 classroom teachers and community educators explore concepts of computer programming, work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, and discover meaningful strategies for incorporating computer science and computer history into cross-curricular learning environments. Educators will benefit as they gain experience and discuss how to create a framework of support that can enhance student learning.

The Design_Code_Build program welcomes educators from around the Bay Area to a one-day event that will provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and explore the intersection of history and engineering, science, technology, and math. The event will feature a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who will share his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. The rock stars will explore their personal journey and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest.

This program is appropriate for educators who work with students in all grades from K through 12.
Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
Aug 7, 2016 9:30 AM Education Event
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build
Level 2: Intermediate
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.

Level 2 builds on the introductory program, digging deeper into the engineering design process as students work in small teams to solve a tech challenge using Raspberry Pi technology. Throughout the day, participants design, code, and build with a variety of electronic components and household supplies, and explore the Museum’s galleries as they learn from history to design for the future. This program is suitable for students who have previously participated in the introductory program or who have some experience with computer programming.

Please note that this program is for students in grades 6 through 8.
Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
Aug 7, 2016 9:30 AM Education Series
CHM Summer Workshops
Cracking the Code Family Workshop
Humans have been using codes to communicate and share information for centuries. In this workshop, participants will uncover the motivations behind code-writing, and explore how code is used by computers today.

This workshop is open to children ages 7 and up accompanied by at least one adult. Attendance is free, but advance registration is required.
Humans have been using codes to communicate and share information for centuries. In this workshop, participants will uncover the motivations behind code-writing, and explore how code is used by computers today.

The Computer History Museum’s Summer Workshops explore the ongoing impact of computer history in our world. Through hands-on activities that emphasize collaboration and problem-solving, participants develop a deeper understanding of the history of technology and its role in shaping our present and future.

This workshop is open to children ages 7 and up accompanied by at least one adult. Attendance is free, but advance registration is required.
Aug 17, 2016 11:30 AM Speaker Series
CHM Live
Cleanrooms and Dirty Water: The Environmental Legacy of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley, the world’s most dynamic center of digital innovation, has more EPA Superfund sites than any other region in the United States. In this talk, Christophe Lécuyer, professor of the history of science and technology at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris, reconstructs the chemical handling and disposal practices of semiconductor firms that left behind this environmental legacy and were the source of high illness rates among Silicon Valley workers.
Silicon Valley, the world’s most dynamic center of digital innovation, has more Superfund sites than any other region in the United States. In this talk, Christophe Lécuyer, professor of the history of science and technology at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris, reconstructs the chemical handling and disposal practices of semiconductor firms that caused this environmental debacle and were the source of high illness rates among Silicon Valley workers.

Lecuyer also investigates the controversies that brought the region’s health and water contamination crises to light in the late 1970s and first half of the 1980s. These controversies were initiated by radical labor activists interested in unionizing Silicon Valley. In order to mobilize workers and build community support for the organizing of the semiconductor industry, they attacked corporate negligence regarding employee safety and health and the storage of toxic chemicals. Their campaign led to a revolution in safety in Silicon Valley and large-scale environmental remediation efforts supervised by the Federal government.

Join us at the Computer History Museum as Professor Christophe Lécuyer investigates the environmental history of Silicon Valley.
Sep 24, 2016 9:30 AM Education Event
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build
Level 1: Introductory
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.

Level 1 introduces students to concepts of computer programming, as participants work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to “program” a partner through a life-size maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. This program is suitable for students with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, to help students gain confidence and see themselves as active, capable problem-solvers and future innovators.

Please note that this program is for students in grades 6 through 8.
Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
Sep 25, 2016 9:30 AM Education Event
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build
Level 2: Intermediate
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.

Level 2 builds on the introductory program, digging deeper into the engineering design process as students work in small teams to solve a tech challenge using Raspberry Pi technology. Throughout the day, participants design, code, and build with a variety of electronic components and household supplies, and explore the Museum’s galleries as they learn from history to design for the future. This program is suitable for students who have previously participated in the introductory program or who have some experience with computer programming.

Please note that this program is for students in grades 6 through 8.
Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
Oct 1, 2016 9:30 AM Education Event
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build
Level 1: Introductory
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.

Level 1 introduces students to concepts of computer programming, as participants work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to “program” a partner through a life-size maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. This program is suitable for students with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, to help students gain confidence and see themselves as active, capable problem-solvers and future innovators.

Please note that this program is for students in grades 6 through 8.
Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
Oct 2, 2016 9:30 AM Education Event
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build
Level 2: Intermediate
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.

Level 2 builds on the introductory program, digging deeper into the engineering design process as students work in small teams to solve a tech challenge using Raspberry Pi technology. Throughout the day, participants design, code, and build with a variety of electronic components and household supplies, and explore the Museum’s galleries as they learn from history to design for the future. This program is suitable for students who have previously participated in the introductory program or who have some experience with computer programming.

Please note that this program is for students in grades 6 through 8.
Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
Oct 15, 2016 9:30 AM Education Event
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build
Level 1: Introductory
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.

Level 1 introduces students to concepts of computer programming, as participants work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to “program” a partner through a life-size maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. This program is suitable for students with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, to help students gain confidence and see themselves as active, capable problem-solvers and future innovators.

Please note that this program is for students in grades 6 through 8. Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
Oct 16, 2016 9:30 AM Education Event
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build
Level 2: Intermediate
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.

Level 2 builds on the introductory program, digging deeper into the engineering design process as students work in small teams to solve a tech challenge using Raspberry Pi technology. Throughout the day, participants design, code, and build with a variety of electronic components and household supplies, and explore the Museum’s galleries as they learn from history to design for the future. This program is suitable for students who have previously participated in the introductory program or who have some experience with computer programming.

Please note that this program is for students in grades 6 through 8.
Nov 5, 2016 9:30 AM Education Event
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build
Level 1: Introductory
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.

Level 1 introduces students to concepts of computer programming, as participants work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to “program” a partner through a life-size maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. This program is suitable for students with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, to help students gain confidence and see themselves as active, capable problem-solvers and future innovators.

Please note that this program is for students in grades 6 through 8.
Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
Nov 6, 2016 9:30 AM Education Event
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build
Level 2: Intermediate
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology, and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.

Level 2 builds on the introductory program, digging deeper into the engineering design process as students work in small teams to solve a tech challenge using Raspberry Pi technology. Throughout the day, participants design, code, and build with a variety of electronic components and household supplies, and explore the Museum’s galleries as they learn from history to design for the future. This program is suitable for students who have previously participated in the introductory program or who have some experience with computer programming.

Please note that this program is for students in grades 6 through 8.
Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.