The Kamla Show - Andy Hertzfeld

SILICON VALLEY PIONEERS: ANDY HERTZFELD PART-2

From our 5-part series on Silicon Valley Pioneers meet Andy Hertzfeld known as “software wizard” at Apple computers. In Part-2 of our conversation we pick up the threads and discover Hertzfeld’s thoughts on kindness and empathy, how he came to be known as software wizard, how he came to work on Apple’s Macintosh project and… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show: Bill Atkinson on Apple, Macintosh and Steve Jobs

SILICON VALLEY PIONEERS: BILL ATKINSON ON APPLE’S MACINTOSH, LISA & MORE

Bill Atkinson was part of the team that created the original Macintosh at Apple computers. In Part-2 of our conversation Atkinson shares what it was like to work with Steve Jobs on the Lisa project. He shares the backstory of how Quickdraw and MacPaint were created and what it was it like working for Apple… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show with Dr. Arghavan Salles on Women in STEM TV Series

WOMEN IN STEM: DR. ARGHAVAN SALLES

From our Women in STEM TV series meet Dr. Arghavan Salles who is currently a Scholar in Residence at School of Medicine, Stanford University. She is a medical doctor, a surgeon, and an activist. Her research focus is on  on gender equity and physician well-being. In our one-on-one conversation Dr. Salles talks  about her life… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Kamini Dandapani on Women in STEM TV Series

WOMEN IN STEM: KAMINI DANDAPANI

From our  Women in STEM TV series meet Kamini Dandapani, who was senior director of engineering at Linkedin when we taped our conversation. She was at LinkedIn for nearly 6 years, where she lead the infrastructure and productivity team for LinkedIn’s application. In March 2020 Dandapani joined AirBnB as director of engineering for developer platform.… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Women in STEM - Myra Nawabi

KRCB PBS STATION IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AIRS OUR NEW SEASON OF WOMEN IN STEM SERIES

KRCB PBS station in Northern California starts airing our new season of Women in STEM from Silicon Valley. The 4-part series debuts on Sunday, April 4, 2020 on KRCB. Our first guest is Myra Nawabi, who came as a young refugee from Afghanistan to the US. We talk to her about her journey to America… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show: Bill Atkinson on Apple, Macintosh and Steve Jobs

SILICON VALLEY PIONEERS: BILL ATKINSON ON APPLE, MACINTOSH & STEVE JOBS

Meet Bill Atkinson from our 5-part series on Silicon Valley Pioneers. Atkinson was part of the team that created the original Macintosh at Apple computers. Atkinson’s contributions include Hypercard, dropdown menu, Macintosh paint and other innovative features for Apple’s User Interface. Atkinson is an entrepreneur, author and a nature photographer. In Part-1 of our conversation Atkinson… Continue Reading


Women in STEM TV Series: Dr Kristina Yu of Exploratorium

WOMEN IN STEM: DR. KRISTINA YU OF EXPLORATORIUM

From our Women in STEM TV series meet Dr. Kristina Yu, Director of the Living Systems Department at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The Exploratorium is a unique museum that spans science, technology and arts and offers a wide variety of interactive exhibits as well as learning tools for students, teachers and adults. How did Dr. Yu… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show Women in STEM TV Series

NEW WOMEN IN STEM SERIES – SILICON VALLEY’S HIDDEN FIGURES

We have a new 4-part Women in STEM from Silicon Valley. The four hidden figures in our new series of Women in STEM are Myra Nawabi, Kamini Deshpande, Kimberly Wiefling and Dr. Arghavan Salles. The series  starts airing on Utah’s UEN TV on Mondays at 9.30 pm MT and repeats on Fridays at 4.30 am MT.… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Women in STEM TV Series Dr. Jun Axup

WOMEN IN STEM: DR. JUN AXUP ON WHY SCIENTISTS ARE RELUCTANT TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS

From our Women in STEM TV series meet Dr. Jun Axup, PhD. She is scientific advisor and partner at Indiebio accelerator. Dr. Axup trained as a scientist, who went on to become an entrepreneur and is interested in helping scientist become entrepreneurs. We wondered why are scientists reluctant to become entrepreneurs and Dr. Axup gives… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show Women in STEM TV Series

WOMEN IN STEM: MIKU JHA of AgSHIFT

From our Women in STEM TV series meet Miku Jha, CEO and Founder of AgShift in Silicon Valley.  This is a highlight of our extended conversation with Jha where she explains how her startup is helping address food quality and food waste issue in the food industry. One-third of available good goes to waste in… Continue Reading


Linda Pouliot on The Kamla Show

WOMEN IN STEM: LINDA POULIOT

From our Women in STEM TV series meet Linda Pouliot, who is an entrepreneur and investor in Silicon Valley. She co- founded 2 robotics company. The first one was Neato that made a home cleaning robot and the second company is Dishcraft, which was in stealth mode when we recorded our conversation. In 2019 Dishcraft… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN STEM: HADIYAH MUJHID of HBCUvc

Hadiyah Mujhid is founder and CEO of HBCUvc, a not-for-profit organization that helps black students learn about entrepreneurship and venture capital. The organization works with Historical and Black Colleges and Universities in the US and the goal is to promote diversity in tech entrepreneurship and venture capital. We sat down to speak with Mujhid to… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN STEM: DR. SANDRA FABER

Dr. Sandra Faber is Professor Emerita and former chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). We asked her on how women have progressed in the field of science and technology over the years. “In my field there has been a big improvement,” points out Dr. Faber.… Continue Reading


Dr. Julie Yu of Exploratorium on The Kamla Show in Women in STEM TV series

WOMEN IN STEM: Dr. JULIE YU OF EXPLORATORIUM, PART-1

Science, education and teaching is what Dr. Julie Yu is passionate about and that is what keeps her engaged in her role as a Senior Scientists at the Exploratorium, San Francisco.   We bring you a 2-part conversation with Dr. Yu. We sat down with her to find out how she developed an interest in… Continue Reading


TRACY EDWARDS & THE FIRST ALL-FEMALE SAILING TEAM IN WHITBREAD RACE

 Tracy Edwards is a trailblazer, who was the captain of the first all-female sailing crew that sailed around the world. This was in 1989 when Edwards and her crew successfully participated and completed the Whitbread race. They sailed for 9 months and were the first all-female crew to sail in this race. The name of… Continue Reading


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WHUT TV BROADCASTS OUR 5-PART SERIES WITH BILL ATKINSON & ANDY HERTZFELD

WHUT-TV,  PBS station in Washington DC is airing our 5-part series with Silicon Valley pioneers Andy Hertzfeld and Bill Atkinson. You can watch the series in July on Wednesday nights 8.30 pm EST.  Here is the schedule: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – Bill Atkinson Part-1 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – Bill Atkinson Part-2 Wednesday, July… Continue Reading


MARC PORAT ON INFORMATION ECONOMY & GENERAL MAGIC

Marc Porat is an entrepreneur, venture capitalists and co-founder of General Magic. He coined the phrase “information economy.” In this wide ranging interview we talk to Porat on information economy and the frontier of privacy and how he came to co-found Genera Magic in 1990 and why he thinks Silicon Valley reminds him of Florence… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show on KCOS-TV, El Paso PBS Station

KCOS-TV PBS STATION IN EL PASO IS BROADCASTING OUR WOMEN IN SCIENCE & TECH SERIES

, KCOS-TV, PBS station in El Paso, Texas is broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science and Technology in Silicon Valley  series.  On Thursday, May 16, 2019 you can watch our conversation with Hadiyah Muhjid, Founder and CEO of HBCUvc. Mujhid is a software engineer, who worked for corporations before becoming an entrepreneur. And on… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show on WHUT TV

WHUT TV IN WASHINGTON DC IS BROADCASTING OUR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECH SERIES

PBS station WHUT/Howard University in Washington DC is broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science and Technology in Silicon Valley series. You can catch the series on Wednesday nights at 11.30 pm EST on Channel 32 in Washington DC. A big thank you to WHUT for broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science… Continue Reading


Tony Misch - The Kamla Show

TONY MISCH ON HIDDEN FIGURES AT LICK OBSERVATORY, ALBERT EINSTEIN & JOHANNES KEPLER

Tony Misch is director of Lick Observatory Historical Collection projects  Lick Observatory located in Silicon Valley  is a historic observatory and  one of the oldest observatories in western USA. In this conversation we talk to him about the early women astronomers – the “hidden figures of Lick Observatory,” and the important role of the  observatory in… Continue Reading


DR. MICHAEL MERZENICH ON BEING A SCIENTIST AND AN ENTREPRENEUR

Dr. Michael Merzenich is an author, entrepreneur and an educator, who won the Kavli Prize for neuroscience in 2016. He is the co-founder and chief scientist at Posit Science of San Francisco that makes brain training software products. In our 2-part series of conversation we spoke to Dr.Merzenich about what drew him to study the brain, his… Continue Reading


Linda Pouilot on The Kamla Show

WOMEN IN TECH: LINDA POULIOT

Linda Pouliot moved from New York to  Silicon Valley to start a company, but did not know what kind of startup she wanted to create. That she did not have an engineering degree or a background in tech companies did not faze Pouliot. All she wanted to do is start a company in Silicon Valley… Continue Reading


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KENW PBS New Mexico Is Broadcasting Our Women in Science and Tech Series

KENW PBS Portales New Mexico is broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science and Tech from Silicon Valley series. KENW started broadcasting the 13-part series from September 2018. You can catch the next episode from our series on Friday, Oct 12, 2108 at 4.30 pm Mountain Daylight Time. KENW PBS Portales New Mexico broadcasts… Continue Reading


Dr. Gini Deshpande on The Kamla Show

Women in Tech: Dr. Gini Deshpande of NuMedii

Dr. Gini Deshpande is the founder and CEO of NuMedii, a biotech startup in Silicon Valley. We talk to her about raising money from Venture Capitalists (VC) and how valuations work. She pitched to 40 VCs before successfully raising a round of funding from 2 of them. This is a highlight of a longer interview… Continue Reading


Kamla Show UEN TV

UEN TV Broadcasts Our Women in Science & Tech Series

Utah Education Network TV (UEN) is broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science and Tech from Silicon Valley series. UEN started broadcasting the 13-part series on Women in Science and Tech from September 2018 and will run through December 2018. You can catch the series on UEN TV on the following days at Mountain… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Interview with the filmmakers of Science Fair

SCIENCE FAIR FILMMAKERS CRISTINA CONSTANTINI & DARREN FOSTER

We spoke with filmmakers Darren Foster and Christina Constantini about the making of their lover letter of a film called Science Fair.  The film won an audience award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. “Olympics of Science Fair,” is how one of the students describes this annual science festival that changes the lives of high school… Continue Reading


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THE KAMLA SHOW YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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The Kamla Show interview of Andy Hertzfeld

ANDY HERTZFELD & BILL ATKINSON ON MACINTOSH & GENERAL MAGIC

Bill Atkinson and Andy Hertzfeld dropped out of their respective PhD programs and joined Apple Computer when it was still a young company. Steve Jobs persuaded them to join the company and they share how his persuasion worked. Both Atkinson and Hertzfeld made key and valuable contributions to Apple’s early products and some of them… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Interview with Noel Dockstader on POINT OF NO RETURN

FILMMAKER NOEL DOCKSTADER ON POINT OF NO RETURN

Filmmaker Noel Dockstader shares why his creative partner Quinn Kanaly and he were drawn into making  their “in the moment” film Point of No Return. The filmmakers spent over 3 years in making their film about the first solar plane – Solar Impulse – that flew around the world by using renewable energy. What drew them… Continue Reading