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 - Andy Hertzfeld

SILICON VALLEY PIONEERS: ANDY HERTZFELD PART-1

From our 5-part series on Silicon Valley Pioneers meet Andy Hertzfeld known as “software wizard” at Apple computers. He was part of the original Macintosh team at Apple computers. In the 1990s Hertzfeld along with his colleague Bill Atkinson and Marc Porat cofounded General Magic and their goal was to produce a personal communicator device. … 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


WOMEN IN STEM: PROF. SHAILAJAH VENKATSUBRAMANYAN

From our Women in STEM TV series meet Prof. Shailaja Venkatsubrmanayan, associate professor emeritus, School of Information Systems and Technology (MIS) at San Jose State University (SJSU).  She never dreamt  she would be a teacher in a MIS department. Her career after high school was geared towards becoming an accountant. Growing up Prof. Subrmanyan was… 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


Isabel Hawkins on The Kamla Show

WOMEN IN STEM: DR. ISABEL HAWKINS

Dr. Isabel Hawkins is  an astronomer and educator at the Exploratorium, San Francisco and a competitive salsa dancer.   We sat down with Dr. Hawkins to find out what triggered her interest in astronomy? How did she decide to become an astronomer? What does an astronomer do and what are the practical implications of studying… 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


The Kamla Show - Dr. Gini Deshpande

WOMEN IN STEM: NuMEDII’S DR. GINI DESHPANDE

Dr. Gini Deshpande is founder and CEO of NuMedii, a funded startup in Silicon Valley. “We are a data-driven drug discovery company,”says Dr. Deshpande. Numedii leverages big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve the way of drug discovery process explains Dr. Deshpande. There is lot of data available about patients from different resources and… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Women in STEAM

PBS STATION KRCB STARTS AIRING OUR WOMEN IN STEAM SERIES

Northern California PBS station KRCB starts airing our 10-part series on Women in Arts, Science and Technology (STEAM) on Sundays at 4.30 pm PST. The series debuts with our conversation with Lois Vossen, executive producer of Independent Lens. The series spotlights “hidden figures” from the San Francisco Bay Area who are engineers, teachers, film makers,… Continue Reading


Dr. Julie Yu on The Kamla Show

WOMEN IN STEM: DR. JULIE YU PART-2

Dr. Julie Yu is a Senior Scientist at the Exploratorium, San Francisco. Kindling our interest in science in a fun and engaging way is one way to describe Dr. Yu’s mission at the Exploratorium and the Teacher Institute.  She really makes you think as you will observe in our conversation where she ignited our curiosity… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show- Drl Leila Takayama

WOMEN IN STEM: DR. LEILA TAKAYAMA

Dr. Leila Takayama is a social scientist, teacher and an author. She is a computational media professor at University of California at Santa Cruz. She is passionate about  human-robotics and human-computer interactions and in 2019 won a faculty award from Google to research how robots can learn from human peers. We sat down with Dr.… Continue Reading


PBS STATIONS AIRS OUR NEW 10-PART SERIES ON WOMEN IN STEAM

We are excited to share about  our new 10-part Women in Arts, Science and Technology (STEAM) series that airs in some PBS and Independent TV stations in the US. The guests or the “hidden figures” featured in this new STEAM  series are: Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, Independent Lens, PBS  Part-1 Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, Independent Lens,… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN STEM: CELESTE FORD

Celeste Ford is a rocket scientist turned entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Stellar Solutions that is headquartered in Silicon Valley.  We sat down with Ford to find out how she got interested in science and math in school?  What led her to study engineering?  Why did she decide to become an entrepreneur… Continue Reading


Shivani Govil on The Kamla Show

WOMEN IN STEM: SHIVANI GOVIL

Shivani Govil was VP, Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Products at SAP Ariba when we recorded this conversation. She is now EVP of Emerging Tech and Ecosystem, Sage, an enterprise software company. We sat down with Govil to find out about there work in artificial intelligence and big data and how she got interested in science and… 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 & MAIDEN

Tracy Edwards is a sailor, entrepreneur, author and a social activist. Edwards journey is brilliantly captured in Alex Holme’s 2019 documentary Maiden.  Edwards is a trailblazer, who captioned the first all-female sailing crew sailed around the world. This was in 1989 when Edwards and her crew successfully participated and completed the Whitbread race. Their journey… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN STEM: JYOTSNA KAKI OF GOOGLE

Meet Jyotsna Kaki, program manager at Google in Mountain View, CA. She never imagined she would end up working at Google. Kaki’s story in an inspirational one filled with grit, determination and a dogged refusal to give up. Kaki’s father recommended she consider studying computer science since it provides strong career path. She refused to… Continue Reading


Lois Vossen on The Kamla Show

SNEAK PEEK: LOIS VOSSEN OF INDEPENDENT LENS

Lois Vossen is executive producer at Independent Lens, PBS in San Francisco.  This clip is a highlight of our upcoming 2-part interview with Vossen, who shares how she grew up in a farm in Minnesota and never dreamt that one day she would be living in San Francisco and working with filmmakers. Imagine her utter… 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


TOM QUINN ON COLEWELL & KAREN ALLEN

Tom Quinn wrote and directed Colewell, a quiet and evocative film set in a rural town in Pennsylvania. The film stars Karen Allen, Kevin J. O’Connor and others. Colewell had its world premiere at the 2019 SFFILM, which is where we caught up with Quinn. We spoke about the making of Colewell, how he got… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN STEM: LINDA POULIOT & DR.KRISTINA YU

In our Women in Science and Technology TV series from Silicon Valley we speak with  Linda Pouliot and Dr. Kristina Yu. Pouliot is a serial entrepreneur & founder of Dishcraft Robotics, while Yu is Director of the  Living Systems Department at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Pouliot and Yu share who mentored them, how they… Continue Reading


Kamla Show - Karen Allen Interview

KAREN ALLEN ON MARION RAVENSWOOD, ANIMAL HOUSE, COLEWELL & TEXTILE DESIGN

Karen Allen is an actor, director and a textile designer. We caught up with Allen at 2019 SFFILM in San Francisco where her new film Colewell by director Tom Quinn had its world premier. Colewell is a poetic film with a touch of melancholy on how economic change is re-shaping small towns in rural America.… Continue Reading