Upcoming Events

Oct 23, 2018 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live | Inside the Transformation
Digital Resilience
Chairman & CEO of RedSeal Ray Rothrock in Conversation with Brunswick Partner Siobhan Gorman
Digital Resilience
Join us on October 23rd for a revealing conversation with Cybersecurity Analytics Firm RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock and Brunswick Partner Siobhan Gorman. They will discuss why cyber attacks don’t always have to end in disaster and reflect on insights from Rothrock’s new book, Digital Resilience.
2018 has already been rife with devastating cybersecurity breaches. Some of the most damaging include state-sponsored Russian hackers infiltrating US power companies, a data exposure of 340 million records from the marketing and data aggregation firm Exactis, and a VPN Filter malware attacks impacting more than 500,000 routers worldwide. And as the number of cyber attacks increases, hackers are developing new ways to breach networks and access valuable data. The conversation has turned from “if” the network will be attacked to “when” and “how”. So, what can people, companies, and governments do to protect themselves? Can companies assess their vulnerability to cyber threats? And what steps can they take to minimize the damage after a security breach takes place?

Join us on October 23rd for a revealing conversation with Cybersecurity Analytics Firm RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock and Brunswick Partner Siobhan Gorman. They will discuss why cyber attacks don’t always have to end in disaster and reflect on insights from Rothrock’s new book, Digital Resilience.

We are pleased to have Books Inc. onsite selling copies of Digital Resilience before and after the program. This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page.
Oct 26, 2018 5:00 PM Speaker Series
Friday Nights @CHM
Artful Design
How We Shape Technology, and How Technology Shapes Us
Artful Design
Join us for a talk that explores the deep intersections of design, art, and technology, drawing from Ge Wang’s new book: Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime (A MUSICOMIC MANIFESTO) -- a design manifesto, in comic book form, about how we shape technology in today's world, and how technology shapes us.
Join us for a talk that explores the deep intersections of design, art, and technology, drawing from Ge Wang’s new book: Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime (A MUSICOMIC MANIFESTO) -- a design manifesto, in comic book form, about how we shape technology in today's world, and how technology shapes us.

The world we inhabit, increasingly, is the world we engineer. In this presentation, we examine the nature, purpose, and meaning of design in human life, and ask the fundamental questions of what design is, why we (ought to) design beauty into useful things, and the ways in which the fashioning of technology reflects who we are. Using computer music as a vehicle, we will break down the design of music programming languages, instruments for laptop orchestras, toy-like apps like Ocarina for the iPhone, and games. This is a meditation on design for engineers, tool-builders, and anyone who has ever been curious (excited, or concerned) about the shaping of technology.

Learn more: Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime

We are pleased to have Books Inc. onsite selling copies of Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime before and after the program.
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum.

CHM is now open after hours, from 5 to 9 p.m., and we're hosting the techiest block party in Silicon Valley, featuring innovative cuisine from CateredToo, patio festivities at our Cloud Bistro beer garden, and special live programming on select Fridays for visitors of all ages.
Nov 13, 2018 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live | Inside the Transformation
Disruptive Solutions: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Prosperity
Innovation Expert Clayton Christensen in Conversation With Intuit Cofounder and Chair Scott Cook
Join us as “the World’s Most Influential Business Management Thinker” discusses his ground-breaking ideas, including how to apply disruptive innovation to companies, countries, and even our personal lives, with Intuit Cofounder and Chair Scott Cook.
When Clayton Christensen’s book The Innovator’s Dilemma came out in 1997, it disrupted the business world and became an instant classic, named by the Economist as one of the six most important books about business ever written. In it, the Harvard professor explained how and why new competitors could come seemingly out of nowhere and cause leading companies to fail. Join us as “the World’s Most Influential Business Management Thinker” discusses his ground-breaking ideas, including how to apply disruptive innovation to companies, countries, and even our personal lives, with Intuit Cofounder and Chair Scott Cook.

In nearly a dozen books and more than a hundred articles, award-winning Christensen has applied his theory of disruptive innovation to a range of industries and institutions, including healthcare and education, demonstrating how to remain competitive in a quickly-changing world. His upcoming book, Prosperity Paradox, tackles the challenge of economic development, asking why, despite billions of dollars in investment over decades, so many investments fail to generate sustainable prosperity. The solution? A new, sustainable framework based on entrepreneurship and market-creating innovation to help lift nations out of poverty.

This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page.
Mar 28, 2019 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
Ada Lovelace: the Making of a Computer Scientist
Augusta Ada King’s Life in Mathematics, 1815-1843
Ada Lovelace: the Making of a Computer Scientist
Join two of the co-authors of Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist, Ursula Martin and Adrian Rice for a discussion of Ada Lovelace’s life in mathematics and its meaning for us today.
Augusta Ada King, the Countess of Lovelace, is an iconic figure in our vision of computing’s past for her remarkable work with Charles Babbage and on the possibilities of computing machines. And yet her engagement with computing at a time before the roles and definitions of digital computing emerged has made the characterization of her life and contribution a matter of continued study. The new book, Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist, draws extensively on archival collections at Oxford’s famed Bodleian Library to put Ada Lovelace’s life-long pursuit of mathematics at its center.

Born into the heights of the British aristocracy, Ada’s passion for mathematics was encouraged by her mother, Lady Byron, who shared it. From private tutors, Ada’s mathematical education continued under one of the leading British mathematicians of her day, Augustus de Morgan. For a decade, starting at the age of eighteen, Ada collaborated with Charles Babbage on his revolutionary computing machinery, adding her own insights. For most of this collaboration, Babbage was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and the University of Cambridge, the seat once held by Isaac Newton.

Join two of the co-authors of Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist, Ursula Martin and Adrian Rice for a discussion of Ada Lovelace’s life in mathematics and its meaning for us today.

We are pleased to have Books Inc. onsite selling copies of Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist before and after the program.

This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page.