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Cloud City Meetup: Margaret O’Mara, author of The Code
September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join the author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America for a behind-the-scenes look at the rise of Big Tech in America. It is a story of mavericks and visionaries, but also of powerful institutions, from the Pentagon to universities.
This definitive history tells how “the Valley and its sister technopolis of Seattle” rose to become central to the American economy. There are close ties — of people, tech, companies, and money — between Seattle and Silicon Valley. They’ve evolved together but there are also material differences.
Looking back at history helps inform some of today’s biggest tech questions: the future of innovation, regulation and the role of government, the impact of the cloud, and if we are living in a bubble, what a reset might bring?
About our speaker:
Margaret O’Mara is the Howard & Frances Keller Professor of History at the University of Washington. She writes and teaches about the history of U.S. politics, the growth of the high-tech economy, and connections between the two.