This week on the GeekWire Podcast, we talk about the time we spent with a “60 Minutes” crew, the opening of Zynga’s new office in Pioneer Square, and the city’s plan to bring better Internet connectivity to the Seattle neighborhood, to the potential benefit of the many startups headquartered there.
Our guest in the studio is Ed Lazowska, the longtime University of Washington computer science professor, who talks about the latest trends he’s seeing in computer science research, his take on Paul Allen vs. Bill Gates, the state of funding for computer science education, the rising demand for top-notch engineers, and the areas he would focus on if he were just starting out in the field.
In our final segment we bring back our Name that Tech Tune contest with a special prize for anyone who gets it right: A limited-edition GeekWire laptop sticker. If you think you know, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and also include your mailing address so we can send you a sticker if you’re right.
Here’s the MP3 file for this week’s episode.
Continue reading for links related to subjects we discuss on the show…
Ed Lazowska: Home Page … UW Computer Science and Engineering … UW CSE news feed … MIT event on “Computation and the Transformation of Practically Everything.”