Upcoming Events

Sep 21, 2016 6:30 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
A Tale of Deleted Cities
A Conversation with Geocities Co-founder David Bohnett | Introduction by Deleted City Artist Richard Vijgen
Join us as GeoCities co-founder David Bohnett sits down with Museum CEO John Hollar to share the story of the web-hosting site from its founding to its preservation. The program will include a brief introduction from artist Richard Vijgen.
Before Facebook and Myspace, Geocities housed the web’s largest online community. Started in 1994 as Beverly Hills Internet, the site’s tens of millions of "homesteaders" created personal pages in theme-based neighborhoods of their choice. Those neighborhoods started out as webcams in real places in Los Angeles—one in the gay mecca of West Hollywood, another in Beverly Hills for high-end shopping. But when GeoCities invited users to add their own pages on those themes, a virtual land rush began. After a spectacular IPO, GeoCities was bought by Yahoo! in 1999 for over $3 billion.

Yahoo! eventually decided GeoCities was obsolete. All 38 million pages of the main English-language site were to be erased in October 2009 until hacker preservationists like The Internet Archive, Archive Team, and other volunteers stepped in. To showcase the tens of millions of pages they preserved, artist Richard Vijgen created an interactive visualization of the 650-gigabyte backup of GeoCities, titled Deleted City, now on display at the Computer History Museum.

Join us as GeoCities co-founder David Bohnett sits down with Museum CEO John Hollar to share the story of the web-hosting site from its founding to its preservation. The program will include a brief introduction from artist Richard Vijgen.
Artist Richard Vijgen will be available to answer questions near the Deleted City exhibit located in the Museum lobby.
Sep 22, 2016 7:00 PM Speaker Series
Exponential Center
Pioneers of the Possible: 3 Women Entrepreneurs on Innovation and Impact
A Conversation with Julie Hanna, Heidi Roizen, and Michelle Zatlyn
Silicon Valley is home to pioneers of the possible. From Bill Hewlett and David Packard to Mark Zuckerberg, history, media, and pop culture frequently showcase the stories of Silicon Valley’s male founders. What about women?

Join us to hear from three remarkable women founders who have made their mark in Silicon Valley and continue to impact the world in microfinance, cyber-security, venture capital, education, and more. DFJ Operating Partner Heidi Roizen, Kiva Board Executive Chair Julie Hanna and Cloudflare co-founder Michelle Zatlyn sit down with Exponential Center Executive Director Marguerite Gong Hancock to share their entrepreneurial journeys.
Silicon Valley is home to pioneers of the possible. From Bill Hewlett and David Packard to Mark Zuckerberg, history, media, and pop culture frequently showcase the stories of Silicon Valley’s male founders. What about women?

While tech companies and venture capitalists today are starting to actively support rising female stars, women entrepreneurs often are unheralded. During the past two years, female founders raising Series A capital jumped from 10 percent to 14 percent in 2015, but they are still too rare. What can we learn from successful women entrepreneurs who have forged their own paths for innovation and impact?

Julie Hanna has been founder or founding executive of five Silicon Valley companies from startup to scale-up. Since 2009, she has served as executive chair of the board at Kiva, the crowd-lending marketplace that has delivered nearly $1 billion in loans to 2 million entrepreneurs in 190+ countries. Julie is also an active advisor and investor in Lyft, Lending Club, IdeaLab, and others. In 2015 President Obama appointed her Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.

Heidi Roizen is a venture capitalist, Stanford lecturer, and “recovering entrepreneur.” In 1983 she co-founded software company T/Maker and served as CEO for over a dozen years until its acquisition. After a year as VP of Worldwide Developer Relations at Apple, she became a venture capitalist, and is now the operating partner at DFJ. She serves on the the board of directors for DMGT, ICIX, Intematix, ShareThis, and Zoox and lectures at Stanford on entrepreneurship.

Michelle Zatlyn is co-founder and head of user experience for CloudFlare, a web performance and security company selected by the Wall Street Journal as the "Most Innovative Internet Technology Company" for two successive years and member of the unicorn club, with a private valuation of more than $1 billion. Zatlyn has been named "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum and "40 Under 40” leaders by the San Francisco Business Times.

Join us as these three remarkable women founders sit down with Exponential Center Executive Director Marguerite Gong Hancock to share their entrepreneurial journeys.
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 Mentors' Special Edition
Level 1: Introductory
This special event welcomes mentors and their middle school-aged mentees to take part in an exploration of computer programming concepts. Mentor pairs will work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to "program" each other through a life-sized maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. The event is suitable for participants with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
Mentor pairs and groups supported by organizations throughout the Bay Area are invited to participate in a special Design_Code_Build event!

This special event welcomes mentors and their middle school-aged mentees to take part in an exploration of computer programming concepts. Mentor pairs will work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to "program" each other through a life-sized maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. The event is suitable for participants with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

This Design_Code_Build program is a one-day event filled with hands-on experiences that provide opportunities for mentors and students to learn with and from each other and become inspired as they share ideas. Students will also see engineering, science, technology and math as exciting adventures that they can participate in. The event features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry who will share the knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion gained through their personal journey.

Please note that this event is for students in grades 6 through 8 and their adult mentors. 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.
Jan 17, 2017 6:30 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
How the World Builds Software
A Conversation with GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath
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.
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.