Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice. First with the Linux kernel which helps power the internet, and again with Git, a version control system (VCS) for tracking changes in computer files and co-ordinating work on those files among multiple people. It’s primarily used for software development but it can be used to keep track of changes […]
Brian Sweeney is the New York-based Chairman of SweeneyVesty, a global corporate communications company founded in Wellington, New Zealand in 1987 with Jane Vesty, an international leader in Public Relations. He is dedicated to the idea of New Zealand exporting its services, innovation and creativity, and to the related positioning and communications New Zealand must […]
On February 10, 2015, Suzanne Barakat’s brother Deah, her sister-in-law Yusor and Yusor’s sister Razan were murdered by their neighbor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The perpetrator’s story, that he killed them over a traffic dispute, went unquestioned by the media and police until Suzanne Barakat spoke out at a press conference, calling the murders […]
ThinkUp co-founder and tech blogger Anil Dash questions what happens to our civic discourse when our online conversations occur under the terms of service of a small group of privately-owned tech companies whose sense of civic-mindedness is questionable at best? Are we part of the problem by not being part of the solution?
At 22 months old, Sam Berns was diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, more commonly known as progeria. This was his philosophy for a happy life. He is featured in the documentary ‘Life According to Sam’ that premiered on October 21, 2013.
David Allen helps people get focused on what they need to do, on doing the things that matter with a clearer understanding of why. He gives us a perspective in which work is aligned with our goals and that fosters habits and practices where we can grow and develop and get the right things done […]
It’s a classic underdog tale: David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling, beats Goliath, the mighty warrior. The story has transcended its biblical origins to become a common shorthand for unlikely victory. But, asks Malcolm Gladwell, is that really what the David and Goliath story is about?
Amy Webb was having no luck with online dating. The dates she liked didn’t write her back, and her own profile attracted crickets (and worse). So, as any fan of data would do: she started making a spreadsheet. Hear the story of how she went on to hack her online dating life –with frustrating, funny […]
Alexa Meade takes an innovative approach to art. She selects a topic and then paints it, literally. She covers everything in a scene: people, chairs, food, you name it, in a mask of paint that mimics what’s below it. In this eye-opening talk Meade shows off photographs of some of the more outlandish results, and […]