Upcoming Events

Nov 15, 2014 8:30 AM Education Event
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build II
Design_Code_Build II
Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is a daylong education program put on by the Computer History Museum. Each event is filled with activities that explore the basics of computer programming, from concept to coding. Students will meet inspiring tech industry “rock stars,” build their own working computers using a Raspberry Pi, and investigate how programming was done in the past. The day will end with creative group presentations in which students will showcase the concepts and skills they have learned.
Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is a daylong education program put on by the Computer History Museum. Each event is filled with activities that explore the basics of computer programming, from concept to coding. Students will meet inspiring tech industry “rock stars,” build their own working computers using a Raspberry Pi, and investigate how programming was done in the past. The day will end with creative group presentations in which students will showcase the concepts and skills they have learned.

Please note that this program is designed for grades 6 through 8.

About Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build
Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is a program of interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) events put on by the Computer History Museum. These one day long events are designed to introduce Bay Area middle school students, particularly those from populations that are typically underrepresented in high-tech professions, to the basic concepts behind coding and applied mathematics, in order to excite them about pursuing STEM in their education and future careers.

Through activities that emphasize problem solving, collaboration, creativity, and project-based learning, students gain hands-on experience building and programming a Raspberry Pi, designing instruction sets to navigate a life-sized maze, and working with Museum docents to investigate historic methods of computer programming. Each event is keynoted by a “rock star” – a tech industry luminary who shares his or her personal story to inspire students and pique their interest – and supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors throughout the day.

IMAGE USE CONSENT:
Note that by registering for this program, you grant permission to the Computer History Museum (CHM) to take photos and video to use in materials related to CHM programs, and further understand and agree that CHM is not legally liable, financially or otherwise, for use of these images.
Nov 18, 2014 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Presents Revolutionaries
IBM's Chairman & CEO Ginni Rometty in Conversation with Museum CEO John Hollar
Join us tonight as John Hollar sits down for a conversation with Ginni Rometty about technology, innovation and change.
IBM is at the center of computing’s history and future like few other enterprises in the world. Today it is a globally integrated technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York. In its 103-year history of solving problems and providing leading-edge technology to businesses, governments and non-profits, it has had only nine chief executives. In this edition of Revolutionaries, we welcome Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty.

Ginni Rometty began her career at IBM 33 years ago and has held a series of leadership positions, most recently as Senior Vice President and Group Executive, IBM Sales, Marketing and Strategy. In January 2012 she was appointed to her current position as the company’s chief executive.

Under her leadership, IBM is embarking on a bold transformation agenda to lead in a new era of computing, where unprecedented amounts of data are being generated every moment, powerful business and technology services are accessed via the cloud, and people are connecting in new ways through mobile and social networks, placing new demands on security.

Join us tonight as John Hollar sits down for a conversation with Ginni Rometty about technology, innovation and change.

This event is part of the Museum's acclaimed Revolutionaries speaker series, featuring renowned innovators, business and technology leaders, and authors in enthralling conversations often with leading journalists. Our audiences learn about the process of innovation, its risks and rewards, and failure that led to ultimate success.
Dec 7, 2014 8:30 AM Education Event
Broadcom Presents
Design_Code_Build III
Design_Code_Build III
Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is a daylong education program put on by the Computer History Museum. Each event is filled with activities that explore the basics of computer programming, from concept to coding. Students will meet inspiring tech industry “rock stars,” build their own working computers using a Raspberry Pi, and investigate how programming was done in the past. The day will end with creative group presentations in which students will showcase the concepts and skills they have learned.

Please note that this program is designed for grades 6 through 8.
Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is a daylong education program put on by the Computer History Museum. Each event is filled with activities that explore the basics of computer programming, from concept to coding. Students will meet inspiring tech industry “rock stars,” build their own working computers using a Raspberry Pi, and investigate how programming was done in the past. The day will end with creative group presentations in which students will showcase the concepts and skills they have learned.

Please note that this program is designed for grades 6 through 8.

About Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build
Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is a program of interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) events put on by the Computer History Museum. These one day long events are designed to introduce Bay Area middle school students, particularly those from populations that are typically underrepresented in high-tech professions, to the basic concepts behind coding and applied mathematics, in order to excite them about pursuing STEM in their education and future careers.

Through activities that emphasize problem solving, collaboration, creativity, and project-based learning, students gain hands-on experience building and programming a Raspberry Pi, designing instruction sets to navigate a life-sized maze, and working with Museum docents to investigate historic methods of computer programming. Each event is keynoted by a “rock star” – a tech industry luminary who shares his or her personal story to inspire students and pique their interest – and supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors throughout the day.
IMAGE USE CONSENT:
Note that by registering for this program, you grant permission to the Computer History Museum (CHM) to take photos and video to use in materials related to CHM programs, and further understand and agree that CHM is not legally liable, financially or otherwise, for use of these images.
Dec 9, 2014 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Presents Revolutionaries
Theranos Founder & CEO Elizabeth Holmes in Conversation with KQED's Michael Krasny
Theranos Founder & CEO Elizabeth Holmes in Conversation with KQED's Michael Krasny
We’re very pleased to welcome KQED’s Michael Krasny back to our stage to moderate an in-depth conversation with a woman who wants nothing less than to revolutionize the health care system using technology, creativity and innovation.
I don’t want to make an incremental change in some technology in my life. I want to create a whole new technology, and one that is aimed at helping humanity at all levels regardless of geography or ethnicity or age or gender.
Elizabeth Holmes
Fortune Magazine June 12, 2014


Elizabeth Holmes believed from an early age that starting her own company would afford her the greatest opportunity to make change in the world. She left Stanford's School of Engineering in 2003, at the age of 19, to found Theranos – a new paradigm of diagnosis designed to detect the onset of disease in time to do something about it, without having to wait for the emergence of physical symptoms. It’s now worth more than $9 billion, with just under 700 employees, and is headquartered in Palo Alto. In addition to being its founder & CEO, she is a named inventor on 98 U.S. and 205 foreign patent applications, of which 19 in the U.S. and 75 abroad have been issued.

Holmes believes that access to real-time, affordable diagnostic information is a basic human right. Theranos is thus on a mission to make actionable health information accessible to people everywhere in the world at the time it matters, enabling early detection and intervention of disease. She has led the creation of a laboratory infrastructure that requires just a few drops of blood to perform up to 70 tests on a single sample. By optimizing the chemistries used and leveraging software, Theranos’ labs can perform these tests faster, cheaper and with much less discomfort, to fundamentally redefine the paradigm of clinical diagnosis.

We’re very pleased to welcome KQED’s Michael Krasny back to our stage to moderate an in-depth conversation with a woman who wants nothing less than to revolutionize the health care system using technology, creativity and innovation.

We are very pleased that KQED Radio will be recording tonight's program for future broadcast.

This event is part of the Museum's acclaimed Revolutionaries speaker series, featuring renowned innovators, business and technology leaders, and authors in enthralling conversations often with leading journalists. Our audiences learn about the process of innovation, its risks and rewards, and failure that led to ultimate success.
Dec 17, 2014 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Presents Revolutionaries
Defy Ventures' Catherine Hoke in Conversation with NPR's Laura Sydell
Tonight Catherine Hoke, Founder and CEO of Defy Ventures, will sit down for a conversation with NPR’s Digital Culture Correspondent Laura Sydell. They’ll talk about Hoke’s background, her experience in private equity and venture capital here in the Bay Area, and how visiting a prison in Texas transformed her life and ultimately showed her the value of "investing in the margins." Later in the conversation they'll be joined on stage by one of Defy’s EITs, who will give a firsthand account of the impact of the program and its power to transform lives. Please join us for an inspirational evening.
"I wish we'd ask ourselves, what would it be like if I was only known for the worst thing I've done? Moved by empathy, we’d recognize people for who they are today and not for the mistakes they made yesterday. Millions with criminal histories would unlock their potential."
Catherine Hoke
Founder & CEO, Defy Ventures


Defy Ventures is a NYC-based entrepreneurship, employment and character training program that recognizes that many former drug dealers and gang leaders can become successful, legal entrepreneurs. Defy “transforms the hustle” of formerly incarcerated Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) by offering intensive leadership development, Shark Tank-style business plan competitions, executive mentoring, financial investment and startup incubation. Defy intentionally builds life-giving, authentic community between EITs and their executive volunteers as they bond in their humanity.

Leveraging technology, Defy has created a "blended learning" model that holds the promise of scaling globally to revitalize the most underserved communities. Defy's online instructors include underdog-loving influencers like Tim Draper (Founder, Draper Fisher Jurvetson), Duncan Niederauer (CEO, NYSE), and Seth Godin (marketing guru).

Tonight Catherine Hoke, Founder and CEO of Defy Ventures, will sit down for a conversation with NPR’s Digital Culture Correspondent Laura Sydell. They’ll talk about Hoke’s background, her experience in private equity and venture capital here in the Bay Area, and how visiting a prison in Texas transformed her life and ultimately showed her the value of "investing in the margins." Later in the conversation they'll be joined on stage by one of Defy’s EITs, who will give a firsthand account of the impact of the program and its power to transform lives. Please join us for an inspirational evening.

This event is part of the Museum's acclaimed Revolutionaries speaker series, featuring renowned innovators, business and technology leaders, and authors in enthralling conversations often with leading journalists. Our audiences learn about the process of innovation, its risks and rewards, and failure that led to ultimate success.
Feb 27, 2015 8:30 AM Education Series
CHM Presents
Talking to the Future 2015
Talking to the Future 2015
Talking to the Future is a live annual event that brings local high school students and their teachers together with a diverse group of innovators.
Talking to the Future is a live annual event that brings local high school students and their teachers together with a diverse group of innovators to share ideas on how to solve real-world problems and learn the steps necessary to transform ideas into technology-based solutions. This program exposes students to various tech careers, gives them an insider’s perspective, and sparks curiosity for creative thinking.

The schools participating in Talking to the Future program on February 27, 2015 are John F. Kennedy High School, Burlingame High School and El Cerrito High School.