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Thursday, September 11
 

4:30pm

Adam Rodgers discussing his book Proof: The Science of Booze
Limited Capacity seats available

Rogers, articles editor at WIRED Magazine, has just published a book, titled Proof: The Science of Booze, which details humanity's long-standing relationship with the sauce and what we are only just now coming to understand about how it works.

The book explores the accidental beginnings of hooch and argues that it was a civilizing force—in spite of how uncivilized it can often make people behave. He dives into the science of how beer is made, wine is pressed and spirits are distilled. Rogers even gives his readers the most important information of all—what science knows about what causes hangovers, and how they can be effectively combated.

Speakers
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Adam Rogers

Author
Adam Rogers is the author of PROOF: The Science of Booze. He is the articles editor at Wired, where his feature story “The Angels’ Share” won the 2011 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. Before Wired, he was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and a writer covering science and technology for Newsweek. He lives in Berkeley, California.



Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Zero1 Garage 439 S. 1st Street San Jose, Ca 95113

5:00pm

Yasha Levine discussing the Surveillance Valley
Limited Capacity seats available

Yasha Levine, a writer for Silicon Valley techblog PandoDaily and former editor-in-chief of The eXile, will be returning from a summer vacation on the front lines of the conflict in Ukraine to discuss his research into the massive amount of personal information that is collected on a daily basis by private tech companies around the valley, and what those companies are doing and could potentially do with that information.

While everyone has their undies in a bunch over revelations that the NSA has been spying on American citizens, companies like Google and Facebook are sucking up data on everything from political sympathies to sexual orientation. Furthermore, Tor—which purports to anonymize online searches—was developed, built and financed by the U.S. military and intelligence establishment.

Speakers
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Yasha Levine

Dditor of The eXiled, NSFWCORP.com
Yasha Levine is an editor of The eXiled and a co-founder of the SHAME Project. He used to edit The eXile in Moscow before the paper was shut down by the Russian government. His work has appeared in Wired, The Nation, Playboy, Penthouse and others. He is currently convalescing on the beaches of Venice, California. Read his book: The Corruption of Malcolm Gladwell. | | He is currently a staff writer at NSFWCORP.com


Thursday September 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Zero1 Garage 439 S. 1st Street San Jose, Ca 95113
 
Friday, September 12
 

4:00pm

Vivek Wadhwa on Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology With Elisa Camahort Page from BlogHer
Limited Capacity seats available

Academic, entrepreneur and writer Vivek Wadhwa has been chastising Silicon Valley of late, calling on the tech industry to end its elitism and its arroganceóand, above all, its sexism.

“The percentage of women in engineering jobs is embarrassingly low,” Wadwha wrote in a recent article for the Wall Street Journal. And unlike some who have suggested that the reason for the dearth of women in tech is due to a lack of women studying computer science, Wadwha blames the tech companies for not doing enough to ensure their workforces are diverse. In his C2SV talk on Friday, Sept. 12, he will discuss what he has learned about this issue while researching a forthcoming book on the subject.

Vivek will be speaking with Elisa Camahort Page, Co-founder | COO of BlogHer.

Elisa Camahort Page is one of the three co-founders of BlogHer, Inc., along with Lisa Stone and Jory Des Jardins. As COO of the company, Elisa leads the BlogHer conference business, including the BlogHer annual conference, which hosted more than 5,500 attendees in 2012. Elisa also leads the research/consumer insights division, as well as the company’s public relations and social media efforts. Prior to BlogHer, Elisa worked as a high-tech marketing executive and consultant.

Moderators
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Elisa Camahort Page

Co-founder | COO, BlogHer
Elisa Camahort Page is one of the three co-founders of BlogHer, Inc., along with Lisa Stone and Jory Des Jardins. As COO of the company, Elisa leads the BlogHer conference business, including the BlogHer annual conference, which hosted more than 5,500 attendees in 2012. Elisa also leads the research/consumer insights division, as well as the company’s public relations and social media efforts. Prior to BlogHer, Elisa worked as a high-tech... Read More →

Speakers
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Vivek Wadhwa

Author, Entrepreneur, Stanford Fellow
Vivek Wadhwa is a Fellow at Stanford University’s Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, the Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering and a Distinguished Fellow at Singularity University. | | He is author of  “The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial... Read More →


Friday September 12, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Zero1 Garage 439 S. 1st Street San Jose, Ca 95113