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TONY MISCH ON ALBERT EINSTEIN’S CONNECTION TO SILICON VALLEY

Albert Einstein has an interesting connection to Silicon Valley explains Tony Misch, Director, Lick Observatory Historical Collections. Turns out that Einstein’s famous theory of relativity needed to be proven and it was an astronomer from Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley, who helped prove the theory in 1922 shares Misch. This is a highlight of an… Continue Reading


Bill Atkinson on his mother as his role model

APPLE PIONEER BILL ATKINSON: MY MOTHER IS MY ROLE MODEL

“My mother is my role model,” shares Bill Atkinson, who is well-known for his pioneering work at Apple Computers.QuickDraw,MacPaint,HyperCard,dropdown menu are some of the things that Atkinson created when he was with Apple.He then went on to co-found General Magic with Andy Hertzfeld and Marc Porat. We caught with Atkinson during the San Jose premiere… Continue Reading


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PBS GUAM AIRS OUR 9-PART SERIES ON WOMEN IN SCIENCE & TECH FROM Silicon Valley

PBS Guam starts airing our 9-part series on Women in Science and Tech from Silicon Valley on Sundays at 6.00 pm Guam time, which is 1.00 am PST. The first episode features Suzanne Frey of Google and airs on Sunday, July 15. 2018 at 6.00 pm. The series on Women in Science and Tech is… Continue Reading


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PBS STATION KSMQ AIRS OUR 13-PART SERIES ON WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECH

Our 13-part series on Women in Science and Technology from Silicon Valley starts airing from July on KSMQ, PBS station for Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. The weekly episode air on Saturdays at 9.30 CST right after  Masterpiece Theatre. KSMQ is available on on  Dish Network, Direct TV, Jaguar or Antenna on Channel 15 and Channel 779… Continue Reading


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GUNEET MONGA ON KARAN JOHAR & THE LUNCHBOX

Filmmaker Guneet Monga is consumed by films and filmmaking and it should come as no surprise that earlier this year she became a member of  Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. We caught up with Monga earlier this year in San Francisco Bay Area to find out how she became a filmmaker and what… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN SCIENCE & TECH: LEILA TAKAYAMA

Dr. Leila Takayama is a cognitive scientist with a deep interest in human-robotics interaction. She is a teacher at University of California, Santa Cruz. This is a highlight of an upcoming interview with Dr. Takayama where she shares how she got interested in math and science and how she developed an interest in cognitive science… Continue Reading


VIDEO: EDDIE REDMAYNE ON STEPHEN HAWKING & “THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING”

Renowned British physicist Dr.Stephen Hawking passed away on March 14, 2018. He was 76 years old. In 2014 Eddie Redmayne essayed the role of Dr. Hawking in the film The Theory of Everything. I got a chance to interview Redmayne about how he prepared for the role and his meeting with Dr. Hawking. Here is… Continue Reading


VIDEO: ALEXANDRA DEAN ON BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Filmmaker Alexander Dean shares why she made Bombshell:The Hedy Lamarr Story. The Hollywood actress was known for her beauty but not her interest in technology. During World War II Lamar co-invented a secret communication systems based on frequency hopping. It was only decades later that Lamarr got recognition for her work. Bombshell:The Hedy Lamarr Story… Continue Reading


VIDEO: RINA SHAIKH-LESKO ON SCIENCE WRITING

What does a science writer do? We turned to Rina-Shaikh Lesko, who trained and worked as an epidemiologist and then switched gears and became a science writer. But, before becoming a science writer Shaikh-Lesko went back to school to study Science Communication from University of California Santa Cruz. This interview is part of an upcoming… Continue Reading


Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali greetings to all those celebrating the Indian festival of lights, where good wins over evil. Wish you all a wonderful year.  


UTAH’S UEN TV AIRING OUR 9-PART SERIES ON WOMEN IN SCIENCE, TECH & BUSINESS FROM SILICON VALLEY

Delighted to share that Utah Education Network (UEN) TV is currently airing our 9-part series on Women in Science, Technology and Business in Silicon Valley. Each episode airs on 2 different days of the week (Mondays at 10.30 pm and Fridays at 430 am on Channel 9 in Salt Lake City, UT. Here are a… Continue Reading


VIDEO: ALEXANDRA DEAN ON BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Filmmaker Alexandra Dean wrote and directed a new documentary on Hedy Lamarr, who was a Hollywood actress and an inventor. Lamarr was often described as the “most beautiful woman in the world” But, what was little known is that Lamarr was an inventor and her invention paved the way for bluetooth, GPS, wi-fi and other… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & BUSINESS SERIES AIRING ON PBS STATIONS

Our 9-part series on Women in Science, Technology and Business from Silicon Valley is airing on PBS College Station, TX on Sundays at 11.30 am CST. The first episode aired on Sunday, Aug 9, 2017 and the last episode airs on Sunday, September 3, 2017. And, starting on Friday, Sept 8th the series will air… Continue Reading


VIDEO: NANCY ZAYED, CO-FOUNDER & CTO OF MAGICCUBE INC

We sat down to speak with Nancy Zayed co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of MagicCube, a Silicon Valley startup. Zayed previously worked for Apple, Palm and Cisco before she decided to co-found her startup. This interview is part of our Women in Science, Tech & Business  TV series. MagicCube makes security easy for mobile and… Continue Reading


VIDEO: WOMEN IN TECH – NANCY ZAYED OF MAGICCUBE INC

Meet Nancy Zayed, Founder and CTO of MagicCube Inc, a Silicon Valley-based mobile digital security startup. Working in a startup demands a lot or time and attention and cuts into your personal life. Zayed grew up with working parents. Her father was a medical doctor and her mother was a pharmacist. What did she learn… Continue Reading


VIDEO: SHIREEN SANTOSHAM, CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER AT SAN JOSE

Meet  Shireen Santosham, Chief Innovation Officer in Mayor Sam Liccardo’s office of San Jose. We sat down to speak with her about her role as a Chief Innovation Officer about building a smart city. How do you harness technology to improve the lives of denizens of this Silicon Valley city? How do you improve digital infrastructure… Continue Reading


VIDEO: AMY GUITTARD OF SAN FRANCISCO’S GUITTARD CHOCOLATE COMPANY

Amy Guittard is a fifth generation member of the family and the first woman to work in Guittard Chocolate Co of San Francisco. This is a 150 year chocolate company that runs 24/7 and produces over 200 chocolate products.


VIDEO: WOMEN IN TECH SERIES – SUZANNE FREY OF GOOGLE

Meet Suzanne Frey, Director, Trust, Security, Privacy, Google Apps at Google. Frey has a liberal arts degree from Wellesley College and ended up working in the technology sector. After working for a few years,  Frey decided to get an MBA from MIT and was on her way to becoming an entrepreneur when she got an offer from… Continue Reading


VIDEO: NICOLE LAZZARO ON VIRTUAL REALITY & DESIGNING GAMES

We sit down to talk to Nicole Lazzaro,CEO of XEO Design about the fun and emotion of games and why we play them. This is part of our Women in Science and Tech series. Lazzaro talks about her fascination with designing and creating games and about Virtual Reality (VR). Lazzaro has been designing games for… Continue Reading


VIDEO: SHALINI GOVIL-PAI ON COMPUTER GRAPHICS, PIXAR & YOUTUBE

Shalini Govil-Pai is an engineer and author of two books on computer graphics. She fell in love with computer graphics as a teenager. Unsurprisingly she went on to get her under-graduate and graduate degrees in computer engineering. And with persistence and single-minded focus she got a job at Pixar Animation. As technical director at Pixar she… Continue Reading


PODCAST: DANIELLE APPLESTONE ON ENGINEERING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Meet Danielle Applestone of Other Machine Company that makes desktop milling machine. Applestone talks about how growing up in Arkansas and discovering her love for math and science and how she decided to study engineering. She went to MIT to study chemical engineering and discovered that what she really wanted to study was material science. She… Continue Reading


VIDEO: INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS WITH NICOLE LAZZARO ON WONDER, GAMING AND VIRTUAL REALITY

Nicole Lazzaro is CEO of XEO Design, a San Francisco Bay area company. She has over 20 years experience designing and developing games for various platforms. Here are highlights from an upcoming interview from our Women in Science and Tech series where she talks about the joy of wonder and developing games for virtual reality. What… Continue Reading


VIDEO: WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECH SERIES

For the past 2 years we have produced a special TV series on Women in Science & Tech. Our sense was that this series would resonate with our audience in the San Francisco Bay area. Happily we got very encouraging feedback from viewers and programming folks from various TV stations.  And then we expanded our footprint… Continue Reading


PODCASAT: OSCAR NOMINEE THEODORE MELFI ON HIDDEN FIGURES & MATH BOOT CAMP

We caught up with Oscar nominee Theodore Melfi of Hidden Figures in San Francisco. Melfi directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Alison Schroder. We talked to him about the making of Hidden Figures, how he got attached to the film. the math boot camp for his actors and the music by Pharrell Williams and Hans… Continue Reading


VIDEO: MOTOBOT AN AUTONOMOUSE MOTORCYLE-RIDING HUMANOID

A robot riding a motorcycle? Yes, there is one. Meet MOTOBOT an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid. This is a collaborative project between Yamaha and SRI International of Menlo Park. Mike Stevens from the Robotics Group at SRI International walks us through a demo of Motobot at the RoboBusiness Conference in San Jose in 2015. You can subscribe to… Continue Reading


VIDEO: A CONVERSTATION WITH DANIELLE APPLESTONE OF OTHER MACHINE CO.

Danielle Applestone is CEO of Other Machine Co., a hardware company that makes desktop milling machine called Other Mill. The company is based in Berkeley and manufactures its desktop milling machines locally in San Francisco Bay area. We sat down to speak to Applestone on how she developed in interest in math and science from… Continue Reading


PODCAST: CURATOR CHRIS GARCIA OF COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM ON SILICON VALLEY’S HISTORY & CULTURE

We sat down with Chris Garcia, curator at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View to find out about the evolution of technology and the  history and legacy of Silicon Valley. The Computer History Museum is the place to see those huge computers that used punch cards to the advent of personal computers and smart… Continue Reading


PODCAST: PUNIT SONI ON WORKING IN SILICON VALLEY & COMING TO AMERICA

Punit Soni is an engineer, investor and advistor to startups. He is an ex-Googler and the former Chief Product Officer of Flipkart, an Indian ecommerce company. We sat down with Soni to talk about his journey to America from Mumbai, India. What prompted him to pursue a MBA degree after working as an engineer in Silicon… Continue Reading


VIDEO: MICHAEL PRICE, CTO OF SEISMIC WARNING SYSTEMS

Michael Price is Chief Technology Officer of Seismic Warning Systems, a Silicon Valley company. We sit down to speak with Price about earthquakes and early warning systems. What happens during an earthquake? How many seconds of warning do you get before the earthquake shock waves hit?  How does their technology and signal help facilities like a… Continue Reading