Upcoming Event: Lessons from Silicon Valley's Tech Boom
Wednesday, September 21 6-8pm
Hi all - I wanted to pass along an invitation to the below event being hosted at the Northwestern San Francisco Campus next Wednesday, September 21st from 6-8pm. Hope you can make it!
Please join Northwestern’s West Coast Regional office for an insightful conversation about the growing identity crisis within the tech industry. Anya Cheng ’08 MS, founder and chief executive officer of Taeler, will moderate a discussion with authors Margaret O’Mara ’92 and Mike Trigg ’92. As the global hub for high-tech innovation that has experienced unprecedented growth, Silicon Valley also faces criticism for issues around privacy, market dominance, and growing wealth inequality. The speakers will delve into the positive impact and dark side of Big Tech as well as the emerging focus on purpose, impact, and trust. Register to attend here!
The authors will be available to sign books following the program. We encourage you to purchase your copy from the links below, at your local bookstore, or at the event.
Bit Flip, by Mike Trigg, published August 2022
The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America, by Margaret O'Mara, published July 2019
In other news…
Consensus, co-founded by Eric Olson ’16 and Christian Salem ’16 launched publicly last week! Consensus is a new search engine that uses AI to instantly surface evidence-backed answers in published research to users' questions.
Factions of Sol, an engine-building board game incubated at The Garage launched on Kickstarter! The team surpassed their fundraising goal in under 8 hours.
SteadyScrib, a writing utensil for patients with Parkinson’s Disease took home first place at Jumpstart, The Garage’s summer accelerator. Renota, which automates the grading and feedback process for math teachers won second place, and Overture Games, which makes rehearsing musical instruments more fun through video games won third place.
If you’d like to be connected to any of the teams above, let me know!