Thursday, October 3, 2013

GHC Gets Going - Keynote Day 2

This morning we heard Megan Smith give the morning's keynote.  She touched on a number of things, from innovation and 'moonshot' thinking to addressing how we can build diversity into the tech world.  She showed us examples from the space program, how Google is using big data and geo tech to map the world and build self-driving cars, and then bridged into examples of extraordinary women who helped develop these technologies throughout the 20th century.

Smith also mentioned the Makers documentary made by PBS.  If you haven't watched it, I highly recommend it!  Although centered on American women, it is still very inspiring and shows great examples of women who pioneered their way through various fields, from politics to high tech.  Check it out, it's a great way to spend some downtime at GHC!

What did you think of the Keynote this morning?

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