Cloud City Meetup: Margaret O’Mara, author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America
[This special Cloud City Meetup is a reschedule of our earlier planned event with Margaret. We're joining the official Seattle book reading and celebration. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noble-presents-the-code-with-author-margaret-omara-tickets-74224683025 ]
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. Margaret will draw from her definitive history of how “the Valley and its sister technopolis of Seattle” became central to the American economy. She will look at the close ties – of people., tech, companies, and money – between Seattle and Silicon Valley, how they evolved together, but also what’s different about Seattle. And how looking back at history helps inform some of today’s biggest 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?
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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 the connections between the two.