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Sunday, October 8 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Coding, Crunching, Changing the World: Silicon Valley’s Early Years

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A conversation between two authors who made their mark on the valley: Ellen Ullman, one of the first female programmers whose career began in 1979, and Leslie Berlin, Stanford’s Silicon Valley historian. What were the dreams then? What is the reality now? How did some businesses become so wildly successful while others failed? What work is there still to do? Moderated by Brad Stone. $10 adv / door 

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Brad Stone

Brad Stone is senior executive editor for technology at Bloomberg News and the author of The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World. His bestselling 2013 book The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon was... Read More →

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Leslie Berlin

Leslie Berlin is Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University. She also writes the "Prototype" column on innovation for The New York Times. Her newest book is Troublemakers: Silicon Valley’s Coming of Age, a narrative of the Silicon Valley generation... Read More →
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Ellen Ullman

Ellen Ullman wrote her first computer program in 1979, and went on to have a 20-year career as a computer programmer and software engineer. She is the author of two novels: By Blood, a New York Times Notable Book; and The Bug, a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her memoir, Close... Read More →

Sunday October 8, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107