GeekWire Podcast: 60 Minutes, Zynga, and what’s hot in computer science now

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 todd@geekwire.com, and also include your mailing address so we can send you a sticker if you’re right.

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Continue reading for links related to subjects we discuss on the show…

Paul Allen on 60 Minutes: Book about history, not revenge against Bill Gates

Meet Neil Roseman: The ex-Amazon exec leading the charge for Zynga in Seattle

Is the Seattle underground the key to solving Pioneer Square’s Internet woes?

Ed Lazowska: Home PageUW Computer Science and EngineeringUW CSE news feed … MIT event on “Computation and the Transformation of Practically Everything.”