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Dissecting the Tech Industry Charles Mok @charlesmok GirlSpark Camp 2015
…the first female computer programmer Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) “The science of operations, as derived from mathematics more especially, is a science of itself, and has its own abstract truth and value.”
Dr. Grace Hopper Wrote the first compiler, developed the COBOL programming language and coined the term “debug” (1951-2012)
Margaret Hamilton Computer science pioneer and engineer who took the Apollo XI to the Moon
Sally Ride (1951-2012)
dis•rupt verb \dis-?r?pt\ to cause (something) to be unable to continue in the normal way : to interrupt the normal progress or activity of (something)
Technology redefining products, services and markets
media TV revolution
education Learning is free: anything, anytime, anywhere
transport Future of commuting? GOGORO Uber JETME
finance Internet vs banks: Social lending, crowdfunding…
payment wallets reimagined: Contactless, mobile
personal “Uber for X” On-demand services
personal Democratized content generation
To end…3 quotes
"If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat."
Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook
“If you can find something that you're really passionate about, whether you're a man or a woman comes a lot less into play. Passion is a gender-neutralizing force."
Marissa Mayer CEO and President of Yahoo
“You can kill a man but you can't kill an idea."
Meg Whitman Chairman, CEO, and President of HP