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Kamla Show from Silicon Valley

The Kamla Show is a unique show from Silicon Valley about authentic conversations with real people. Often, when we talk about the success of a company, film or book, we tend to overlook the person behind that success. The Kamla Show is about asking those questions you would be asking if you had the chance to sit with our guests in your living room over a cup of tea. What was the first record you owned? Why did you study engineering? What was the first piece of computer code you wrote? Or, what does money mean to you? The Kamla Show is not just about technologists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers and authors, but also about ordinary people doing extraordinary things and sharing their memories with us. As we say - it is about Life, People and Ideas.

  • Bill Atkinson Part 1
    Friday, November 22
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bill Atkinson was part of the team that created the original Macintosh at Apple computers. He helped create the hypercard, dropdown menu and other innovative features for Apple's User Interface. Atkinson grew up in Los Gatos in Silicon Valley when it was known as the "Valley of Heart's Delight." He was studying to be a neuroscientist at the University of Washington, Seattle, when he got a call from his former university teacher Jeff Raskin to come and visit Apple Computers. Atkinson had neither heard of Steve Jobs nor did he know anything about Apple computers when he got that call from Raskin. Atkinson declined the invitation to visit Apple. Finishing his PhD was his priority. But then he got a roundtrip ticket from Raskin with a note: "Just visit for a weekend. No strings attached." Atkinson decided to visit Apple and shares: "Steve Jobs spent the entire day recruiting me. He took me around and I met all 30 (people at Apple)." And Jobs told him: "Come to Apple, where we're inventing the future and you can help to invent it." And that is what Atkinson did. He dropped out of his PhD program, joined Apple in 1978 and helped invent the future in personal computing technology.
  • Bill Atkinson Part 2
    Monday, November 25
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bill Atkinson was part of the team that created the original Macintosh at Apple computers. In Part-2 of our conversation Atkinson shares what it was like to work with Steve Jobs on the Lisa project. He shares the backstory of how Quickdraw and MacPaint were created and what it was it like working for Apple when it was a young company. Atkinson talks about his childhood and what it was like growing up in Los Gatos in Silicon Valley when it was known as the "Valley of Heart's Delight." Both his parents were physicians. His mother was one of the early female students to study medicine at Cornell University. She nurtured Atkinson's interest in science and helped him with his projects. He considers his mother his role model. He says his mother "instilled in me the belief that I could do anything that I set my heart to as long as I was willing to work really hard." He was interested in science and studied chemistry for his undergraduate and was pursuing his PhD in neuroscience at the University of Washington, Seattle when he got that call from his former teacher Jeff Raskin to come visit Apple Computers. He dropped out of his studies and came back to work at Apple in Silicon Valley. When Atkinson left to pursue his studies the area was known as Valley of Heart's Delight and he came back to discover it was now called Silicon Valley. After working at Apple Computers Atkinson cofounded General Magic to create a personal communicator device. The company failed to succeed. Atkinson then pursued his interest in photography, neuroscience, how the brain works and Artificial Intelligence (AI). He also has a photo app called PhotoCard. Atkinson says, "I used to think what the earth needed was more wisdom. And now I think it needs more compassion and empathy. So sometimes the technologies that we unleash have unintended consequences."
  • Bill Atkinson Part 2
    Friday, November 29
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bill Atkinson was part of the team that created the original Macintosh at Apple computers. In Part-2 of our conversation Atkinson shares what it was like to work with Steve Jobs on the Lisa project. He shares the backstory of how Quickdraw and MacPaint were created and what it was it like working for Apple when it was a young company. Atkinson talks about his childhood and what it was like growing up in Los Gatos in Silicon Valley when it was known as the "Valley of Heart's Delight." Both his parents were physicians. His mother was one of the early female students to study medicine at Cornell University. She nurtured Atkinson's interest in science and helped him with his projects. He considers his mother his role model. He says his mother "instilled in me the belief that I could do anything that I set my heart to as long as I was willing to work really hard." He was interested in science and studied chemistry for his undergraduate and was pursuing his PhD in neuroscience at the University of Washington, Seattle when he got that call from his former teacher Jeff Raskin to come visit Apple Computers. He dropped out of his studies and came back to work at Apple in Silicon Valley. When Atkinson left to pursue his studies the area was known as Valley of Heart's Delight and he came back to discover it was now called Silicon Valley. After working at Apple Computers Atkinson cofounded General Magic to create a personal communicator device. The company failed to succeed. Atkinson then pursued his interest in photography, neuroscience, how the brain works and Artificial Intelligence (AI). He also has a photo app called PhotoCard. Atkinson says, "I used to think what the earth needed was more wisdom. And now I think it needs more compassion and empathy. So sometimes the technologies that we unleash have unintended consequences."
  • Andy Hertzfeld Part 1
    Monday, December 2
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Andy Hertzfeld was one of the members of the original Macintosh team at Apple Computers. In Part-1 of our conversation Hertzfeld shares how he discovered his love for computers in high school in Pennsylvania. He thought he would become a math professor and had no idea he would be working as a computer scientist in an iconic Silicon Valley company. After completing his undergraduate studies at Brown University in Rhode Island Hertzfeld came out to Berkeley, California to pursue his graduate studies in computer science. He vividly recollects how he bought his first Apple computer in Berkeley and how he spent the first evening just turning the on and off switch on his computer. This was his first personal computer that he could use anytime he wanted. That Apple computer changed his whole life he shares and built his first software program for it while he was a student at Berkeley. And, it was that first Apple software program he wrote that brought him attention from Apple Computers and Steve Jobs, He got an offer to work at Apple and he joined them after completing his Masters and did not pursue his PhD. He joined Apple in 1979 and helped write software programs for their products. Hertzfeld is known as "software wizard," and there is a reason why he was got that title.
  • Andy Hertzfeld Part 1
    Friday, December 6
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Andy Hertzfeld was one of the members of the original Macintosh team at Apple Computers. In Part-1 of our conversation Hertzfeld shares how he discovered his love for computers in high school in Pennsylvania. He thought he would become a math professor and had no idea he would be working as a computer scientist in an iconic Silicon Valley company. After completing his undergraduate studies at Brown University in Rhode Island Hertzfeld came out to Berkeley, California to pursue his graduate studies in computer science. He vividly recollects how he bought his first Apple computer in Berkeley and how he spent the first evening just turning the on and off switch on his computer. This was his first personal computer that he could use anytime he wanted. That Apple computer changed his whole life he shares and built his first software program for it while he was a student at Berkeley. And, it was that first Apple software program he wrote that brought him attention from Apple Computers and Steve Jobs, He got an offer to work at Apple and he joined them after completing his Masters and did not pursue his PhD. He joined Apple in 1979 and helped write software programs for their products. Hertzfeld is known as "software wizard," and there is a reason why he was got that title.
  • Andy Hertzfeld Part 2
    Monday, December 9
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Andy Hertzfeld was one of the members of the original Macintosh team at Apple Computers. In this episode Hertzfeld shares how he got the title of "Software Wizard" when he was working at Apple. He shares how he came to work for the original Macintosh team in 1981. Steve Jobs asked Hertzfeld "Are you any good? We only want good people working on the Macintosh. And I don't think you're good." Hertzfeld said, "Yeah, I'm good." And Jobs said, "Okay, well, I'll look into it. " And Hertzfeld says "a few hours later, he came by my cubicle, said, "Congratulations. You're on the Mac team now." Hertzfeld shares what it was like working at Apple and why he finally left the company in 1984. He says "The best thing about the Macintosh and creating the Macintosh was I made a great computer and family of computers that I could use for the rest of my life, 35 years later. If I didn't have Macintoshes, my life would be much poorer."
  • Andy Hertzfeld Part 2
    Friday, December 13
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Andy Hertzfeld was one of the members of the original Macintosh team at Apple Computers. In this episode Hertzfeld shares how he got the title of "Software Wizard" when he was working at Apple. He shares how he came to work for the original Macintosh team in 1981. Steve Jobs asked Hertzfeld "Are you any good? We only want good people working on the Macintosh. And I don't think you're good." Hertzfeld said, "Yeah, I'm good." And Jobs said, "Okay, well, I'll look into it. " And Hertzfeld says "a few hours later, he came by my cubicle, said, "Congratulations. You're on the Mac team now." Hertzfeld shares what it was like working at Apple and why he finally left the company in 1984. He says "The best thing about the Macintosh and creating the Macintosh was I made a great computer and family of computers that I could use for the rest of my life, 35 years later. If I didn't have Macintoshes, my life would be much poorer."
  • Bill Atkinson and Andy Hertzfeld
    Monday, December 16
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bill Atkinson and Andy Hertzfeld worked at Apple and then they went on to become entrepreneurs and co-founded a company called General Magic. Both joined Apple almost around the same time in the late 1970s. Atkinson says that Hertzfeld is "A brilliant programmer with a great heart. I think he kept the spirit of the Macintosh more than Steve even." And Hertzfeld considers Atkinson as his mentor. Atkinson and Hertzfeld share how they worked at Apple, why they founded General Magic and why their company failed and what they learnt from it. While they failed to launch their product their innovative idea continues to survive and live in other products. Atkinson shares "When the iPad first came out, Steve Jobs sent me one with a note and it said, "Enjoy. This has some of your DNA in it. - Steve." So he acknowledged that some of the ideas in the iPhone and the iPad came from what we attempted to do at General Magic." Hertzfeld and Atkinson have mixed feelings about their experience at General Magic and how they missed their cues from the fast changing market. In 2018 a documentary on their startup called "General Magic" helped Atkinson come to terms with his sense of shame he experienced with General Magic. Atkinson shares "And one of the things that the movie did for me is remind me, hey, we did have a lot of fun and there are fruits of what we did that even though the products didn't sell, the ideas did go far. And people who cut their teeth in General Magic ended up doing great things afterwards."
  • Bill Atkinson and Andy Hertzfeld
    Friday, December 20
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bill Atkinson and Andy Hertzfeld worked at Apple and then they went on to become entrepreneurs and co-founded a company called General Magic. Both joined Apple almost around the same time in the late 1970s. Atkinson says that Hertzfeld is "A brilliant programmer with a great heart. I think he kept the spirit of the Macintosh more than Steve even." And Hertzfeld considers Atkinson as his mentor. Atkinson and Hertzfeld share how they worked at Apple, why they founded General Magic and why their company failed and what they learnt from it. While they failed to launch their product their innovative idea continues to survive and live in other products. Atkinson shares "When the iPad first came out, Steve Jobs sent me one with a note and it said, "Enjoy. This has some of your DNA in it. - Steve." So he acknowledged that some of the ideas in the iPhone and the iPad came from what we attempted to do at General Magic." Hertzfeld and Atkinson have mixed feelings about their experience at General Magic and how they missed their cues from the fast changing market. In 2018 a documentary on their startup called "General Magic" helped Atkinson come to terms with his sense of shame he experienced with General Magic. Atkinson shares "And one of the things that the movie did for me is remind me, hey, we did have a lot of fun and there are fruits of what we did that even though the products didn't sell, the ideas did go far. And people who cut their teeth in General Magic ended up doing great things afterwards."
  • Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, Independent Lens, PBS Part 1
    Monday, December 23
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lois Vossen grew up on a farm in Minnesota & as a young child thought her options were: become a nurse, a nun or a teacher. And, then she discovered Mary Tyler Moore's TV show that opened up a whole new world of possibilities she could pursue in life. How did Lois go from a farm to a world of films and television? How did she become a part of Sundance Film Festival and then work with Independent Lens? She never dreamt she'd be ever live in San Francisco she confesses. So, what brought her to San Francisco? Lois chartered her own path to success with grit and handwork as she shares in this 2-Part conversation with Kamla.
  • Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, Independent Lens, PBS Part 1
    Friday, December 27
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lois Vossen grew up on a farm in Minnesota & as a young child thought her options were: become a nurse, a nun or a teacher. And, then she discovered Mary Tyler Moore's TV show that opened up a whole new world of possibilities she could pursue in life. How did Lois go from a farm to a world of films and television? How did she become a part of Sundance Film Festival and then work with Independent Lens? She never dreamt she'd be ever live in San Francisco she confesses. So, what brought her to San Francisco? Lois chartered her own path to success with grit and handwork as she shares in this 2-Part conversation with Kamla.
  • Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, Independent Lens, Part 2
    Monday, December 30
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lois Vossen grew up on a farm in Minnesota & as a young child thought her options were: become a nurse, a nun or a teacher. And, then she discovered Mary Tyler Moore's TV show that opened up a whole new world of possibilities she could pursue in life. How did Lois go from a farm to a world of films and television? How did she become a part of Sundance Film Festival and then work with Independent Lens? She never dreamt she'd be ever live in San Francisco she confesses. So, what brought her to San Francisco? Lois chartered her own path to success with grit and handwork as she shares in this 2-Part conversation with Kamla.
  • Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, Independent Lens, Part 2
    Friday, January 3
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lois Vossen grew up on a farm in Minnesota & as a young child thought her options were: become a nurse, a nun or a teacher. And, then she discovered Mary Tyler Moore's TV show that opened up a whole new world of possibilities she could pursue in life. How did Lois go from a farm to a world of films and television? How did she become a part of Sundance Film Festival and then work with Independent Lens? She never dreamt she'd be ever live in San Francisco she confesses. So, what brought her to San Francisco? Lois chartered her own path to success with grit and handwork as she shares in this 2-Part conversation with Kamla.
  • Dr. Priya Satia, History Dept at of Stanford University and author of Empire of Guns
    Monday, January 6
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Priya Satia grew up in Silicon Valley and witnessed the growth of high-tech companies in her neighborhood. She studied chemistry at Stanford University & had a change of heart and switched from science to history and got a PhD in history. How has her background in science helped her with her research in history? We talk about her transition from a science to a liberal arts major, the decline of students studying liberal arts and her book: Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Dr. Priya Satia, History Dept at of Stanford University and author of Empire of Guns
    Friday, January 10
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Priya Satia grew up in Silicon Valley and witnessed the growth of high-tech companies in her neighborhood. She studied chemistry at Stanford University & had a change of heart and switched from science to history and got a PhD in history. How has her background in science helped her with her research in history? We talk about her transition from a science to a liberal arts major, the decline of students studying liberal arts and her book: Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Reena Merchant, Ux Manager, Google/Youtube
    Monday, January 13
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Reena Merchant combines the logical and creative strands for her work at YouTube/Google. She started her professional career as a computer engineer and made a conscious choice to work with user interface and design. She went back to school and got an MBA degree in design strategy while working full time. Reena is an advisory board member of Human Computer Interaction Design at University of California, Irvine. How did she make the transition from a computer engineer to UX manager?
  • Reena Merchant, Ux Manager, Google/Youtube
    Friday, January 17
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Reena Merchant combines the logical and creative strands for her work at YouTube/Google. She started her professional career as a computer engineer and made a conscious choice to work with user interface and design. She went back to school and got an MBA degree in design strategy while working full time. Reena is an advisory board member of Human Computer Interaction Design at University of California, Irvine. How did she make the transition from a computer engineer to UX manager?
  • Caroline Winett, Executive Director of Skydeck Accelerator at UC Berkeley
    Monday, January 20
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Caroline Winett is a musician turned entrepreneur and is now the Executive Director of Skydeck Accelerator at University of California, Berkeley. The accelerator incubates startups in technology, logistics, robots, bioengineering and other areas. Winnet was a professional violinist, when she decided to change the professional direction of her life. She pursued an MBA at UC Berkeley and became an entrepreneur. What inspired Winett to become a musician and then an entrepreneur? How does she combine her learnings in music and writing with being an entrepreneur and advisor to young startups? How did her father's business shape her? What did she learn from her father?
  • Caroline Winett, Executive Director of Skydeck Accelerator at UC Berkeley
    Friday, January 24
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Caroline Winett is a musician turned entrepreneur and is now the Executive Director of Skydeck Accelerator at University of California, Berkeley. The accelerator incubates startups in technology, logistics, robots, bioengineering and other areas. Winnet was a professional violinist, when she decided to change the professional direction of her life. She pursued an MBA at UC Berkeley and became an entrepreneur. What inspired Winett to become a musician and then an entrepreneur? How does she combine her learnings in music and writing with being an entrepreneur and advisor to young startups? How did her father's business shape her? What did she learn from her father?
  • Miku Jha - Founder & Ceo of Agshift
    Monday, January 27
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Miku Jha is the founder and CEO of AgShift, a startup that uses artificial intelligence and big data to help analyze and grade the quality of food products like strawberries, cashew nuts and other food items. Miku studied engineering and worked for a couple of large corporations and co-founded a couple of companies before AgShift. How & why did she make the shift from working for tech companies to working in the food and agriculture space? What lessons did she learn from her father, who was an engineer turned entrepreneur?
  • Miku Jha - Founder & Ceo of Agshift
    Friday, January 31
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Miku Jha is the founder and CEO of AgShift, a startup that uses artificial intelligence and big data to help analyze and grade the quality of food products like strawberries, cashew nuts and other food items. Miku studied engineering and worked for a couple of large corporations and co-founded a couple of companies before AgShift. How & why did she make the shift from working for tech companies to working in the food and agriculture space? What lessons did she learn from her father, who was an engineer turned entrepreneur?
  • Dr. Jun Axup. Scientific Parter and Advisor at Indiebio Part 1
    Monday, February 3
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jun Axup is Scientific Partner & Advisor at Indiebio, one of the largest biotech accelerators. She describes herself as an entrepreneurial scientist. She is passionate about helping scientists to bring their ideas from their labs to the market. Scientists are often hesitant about becoming an entrepreneur she shares. Jun developed a keen interest in science and math along with art from a young age. While enrolled in a PhD program to study chemical biology Jun started a side project to create science toys. She raised money through Kickstarter and turned her side project into a successful small business. What drives and inspires Jun to help scientists become entrepreneurs? What are some of the new, cutting-edge technology in biotech? How does she and the team at Indiebio help scientists incubate their idea to start a company?
  • Dr. Jun Axup. Scientific Parter and Advisor at Indiebio Part 1
    Friday, February 7
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jun Axup is Scientific Partner & Advisor at Indiebio, one of the largest biotech accelerators. She describes herself as an entrepreneurial scientist. She is passionate about helping scientists to bring their ideas from their labs to the market. Scientists are often hesitant about becoming an entrepreneur she shares. Jun developed a keen interest in science and math along with art from a young age. While enrolled in a PhD program to study chemical biology Jun started a side project to create science toys. She raised money through Kickstarter and turned her side project into a successful small business. What drives and inspires Jun to help scientists become entrepreneurs? What are some of the new, cutting-edge technology in biotech? How does she and the team at Indiebio help scientists incubate their idea to start a company?
  • Dr. Jun Axup. Scientific Parter and Advisor at Indiebio Part 2
    Monday, February 10
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jun Axup is Scientific Partner & Advisor at Indiebio, one of the largest biotech accelerators. She describes herself as an entrepreneurial scientist. She is passionate about helping scientists to bring their ideas from their labs to the market. Scientists are often hesitant about becoming an entrepreneur she shares. Jun developed a keen interest in science and math along with art from a young age. While enrolled in a PhD program to study chemical biology Jun started a side project to create science toys. She raised money through Kickstarter and turned her side project into a successful small business. What drives and inspires Jun to help scientists become entrepreneurs? What are some of the new, cutting-edge technology in biotech? How does she and the team at Indiebio help scientists incubate their idea to start a company?
  • Dr. Jun Axup. Scientific Parter and Advisor at Indiebio Part 2
    Friday, February 14
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jun Axup is Scientific Partner & Advisor at Indiebio, one of the largest biotech accelerators. She describes herself as an entrepreneurial scientist. She is passionate about helping scientists to bring their ideas from their labs to the market. Scientists are often hesitant about becoming an entrepreneur she shares. Jun developed a keen interest in science and math along with art from a young age. While enrolled in a PhD program to study chemical biology Jun started a side project to create science toys. She raised money through Kickstarter and turned her side project into a successful small business. What drives and inspires Jun to help scientists become entrepreneurs? What are some of the new, cutting-edge technology in biotech? How does she and the team at Indiebio help scientists incubate their idea to start a company?
  • Dr. Sandra Faber - Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz. Part 1
    Monday, February 17
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr.Sandra Faber is Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz & former director of Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley. She has worked extensively on the formation of galaxies and helped build some of the world's largest telescopes. She has won many awards for her pioneering work including the National Medal of Science Medal from President Obama. In 2018 Dr. Faber and her husband Andrew Faber set up Vera Rubin Presidential Chair for Diversity in Astronomy at UC Santa Cruz. During Dr. Rubin's time the field of astronomy consisted mainly of men with very few women. Often, women were not allowed to work on telescopes. For the last 10 years women make up about half the PhD students in the astronomy department of UC Santa Cruz. In this 2-part interview Dr. Faber shares how she developed an interest in astronomy as a child and pursued her PhD and got a teaching position at UC, Santa Cruz. Until she went to study at college she had not met a professional working woman she shares. What drew her to study astronomy? Who inspires her?
  • Dr. Sandra Faber - Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz. Part 1
    Friday, February 21
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr.Sandra Faber is Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz & former director of Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley. She has worked extensively on the formation of galaxies and helped build some of the world's largest telescopes. She has won many awards for her pioneering work including the National Medal of Science Medal from President Obama. In 2018 Dr. Faber and her husband Andrew Faber set up Vera Rubin Presidential Chair for Diversity in Astronomy at UC Santa Cruz. During Dr. Rubin's time the field of astronomy consisted mainly of men with very few women. Often, women were not allowed to work on telescopes. For the last 10 years women make up about half the PhD students in the astronomy department of UC Santa Cruz. In this 2-part interview Dr. Faber shares how she developed an interest in astronomy as a child and pursued her PhD and got a teaching position at UC, Santa Cruz. Until she went to study at college she had not met a professional working woman she shares. What drew her to study astronomy? Who inspires her?
  • Dr. Sandra Faber - Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz. Part 2
    Monday, February 24
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr.Sandra Faber is Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz & former director of Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley. She has worked extensively on the formation of galaxies and helped build some of the world's largest telescopes. She has won many awards for her pioneering work including the National Medal of Science Medal from President Obama. In 2018 Dr. Faber and her husband Andrew Faber set up Vera Rubin Presidential Chair for Diversity in Astronomy at UC Santa Cruz. During Dr. Rubin's time the field of astronomy consisted mainly of men with very few women. Often, women were not allowed to work on telescopes. For the last 10 years women make up about half the PhD students in the astronomy department of UC Santa Cruz. In this 2-part interview Dr. Faber shares how she developed an interest in astronomy as a child and pursued her PhD and got a teaching position at UC, Santa Cruz. Until she went to study at college she had not met a professional working woman she shares. What drew her to study astronomy? Who inspires her?
  • Dr. Sandra Faber - Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz. Part 2
    Friday, February 28
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr.Sandra Faber is Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz & former director of Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley. She has worked extensively on the formation of galaxies and helped build some of the world's largest telescopes. She has won many awards for her pioneering work including the National Medal of Science Medal from President Obama. In 2018 Dr. Faber and her husband Andrew Faber set up Vera Rubin Presidential Chair for Diversity in Astronomy at UC Santa Cruz. During Dr. Rubin's time the field of astronomy consisted mainly of men with very few women. Often, women were not allowed to work on telescopes. For the last 10 years women make up about half the PhD students in the astronomy department of UC Santa Cruz. In this 2-part interview Dr. Faber shares how she developed an interest in astronomy as a child and pursued her PhD and got a teaching position at UC, Santa Cruz. Until she went to study at college she had not met a professional working woman she shares. What drew her to study astronomy? Who inspires her?

 

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  • Bill Atkinson Part 1
    Monday, November 18
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bill Atkinson was part of the team that created the original Macintosh at Apple computers. He helped create the hypercard, dropdown menu and other innovative features for Apple's User Interface. Atkinson grew up in Los Gatos in Silicon Valley when it was known as the "Valley of Heart's Delight." He was studying to be a neuroscientist at the University of Washington, Seattle, when he got a call from his former university teacher Jeff Raskin to come and visit Apple Computers. Atkinson had neither heard of Steve Jobs nor did he know anything about Apple computers when he got that call from Raskin. Atkinson declined the invitation to visit Apple. Finishing his PhD was his priority. But then he got a roundtrip ticket from Raskin with a note: "Just visit for a weekend. No strings attached." Atkinson decided to visit Apple and shares: "Steve Jobs spent the entire day recruiting me. He took me around and I met all 30 (people at Apple)." And Jobs told him: "Come to Apple, where we're inventing the future and you can help to invent it." And that is what Atkinson did. He dropped out of his PhD program, joined Apple in 1978 and helped invent the future in personal computing technology.
  • Dr. Sandra Faber - Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz. Part 2
    Friday, November 15
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr.Sandra Faber is Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz & former director of Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley. She has worked extensively on the formation of galaxies and helped build some of the world's largest telescopes. She has won many awards for her pioneering work including the National Medal of Science Medal from President Obama. In 2018 Dr. Faber and her husband Andrew Faber set up Vera Rubin Presidential Chair for Diversity in Astronomy at UC Santa Cruz. During Dr. Rubin's time the field of astronomy consisted mainly of men with very few women. Often, women were not allowed to work on telescopes. For the last 10 years women make up about half the PhD students in the astronomy department of UC Santa Cruz. In this 2-part interview Dr. Faber shares how she developed an interest in astronomy as a child and pursued her PhD and got a teaching position at UC, Santa Cruz. Until she went to study at college she had not met a professional working woman she shares. What drew her to study astronomy? Who inspires her?
  • Dr. Sandra Faber - Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz. Part 2
    Monday, November 11
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr.Sandra Faber is Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz & former director of Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley. She has worked extensively on the formation of galaxies and helped build some of the world's largest telescopes. She has won many awards for her pioneering work including the National Medal of Science Medal from President Obama. In 2018 Dr. Faber and her husband Andrew Faber set up Vera Rubin Presidential Chair for Diversity in Astronomy at UC Santa Cruz. During Dr. Rubin's time the field of astronomy consisted mainly of men with very few women. Often, women were not allowed to work on telescopes. For the last 10 years women make up about half the PhD students in the astronomy department of UC Santa Cruz. In this 2-part interview Dr. Faber shares how she developed an interest in astronomy as a child and pursued her PhD and got a teaching position at UC, Santa Cruz. Until she went to study at college she had not met a professional working woman she shares. What drew her to study astronomy? Who inspires her?
  • Dr. Sandra Faber - Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz. Part 1
    Friday, November 8
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr.Sandra Faber is Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz & former director of Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley. She has worked extensively on the formation of galaxies and helped build some of the world's largest telescopes. She has won many awards for her pioneering work including the National Medal of Science Medal from President Obama. In 2018 Dr. Faber and her husband Andrew Faber set up Vera Rubin Presidential Chair for Diversity in Astronomy at UC Santa Cruz. During Dr. Rubin's time the field of astronomy consisted mainly of men with very few women. Often, women were not allowed to work on telescopes. For the last 10 years women make up about half the PhD students in the astronomy department of UC Santa Cruz. In this 2-part interview Dr. Faber shares how she developed an interest in astronomy as a child and pursued her PhD and got a teaching position at UC, Santa Cruz. Until she went to study at college she had not met a professional working woman she shares. What drew her to study astronomy? Who inspires her?
  • Dr. Sandra Faber - Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz. Part 1
    Monday, November 4
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr.Sandra Faber is Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz & former director of Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley. She has worked extensively on the formation of galaxies and helped build some of the world's largest telescopes. She has won many awards for her pioneering work including the National Medal of Science Medal from President Obama. In 2018 Dr. Faber and her husband Andrew Faber set up Vera Rubin Presidential Chair for Diversity in Astronomy at UC Santa Cruz. During Dr. Rubin's time the field of astronomy consisted mainly of men with very few women. Often, women were not allowed to work on telescopes. For the last 10 years women make up about half the PhD students in the astronomy department of UC Santa Cruz. In this 2-part interview Dr. Faber shares how she developed an interest in astronomy as a child and pursued her PhD and got a teaching position at UC, Santa Cruz. Until she went to study at college she had not met a professional working woman she shares. What drew her to study astronomy? Who inspires her?
  • Dr. Jun Axup. Scientific Parter and Advisor at Indiebio Part 2
    Friday, November 1
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jun Axup is Scientific Partner & Advisor at Indiebio, one of the largest biotech accelerators. She describes herself as an entrepreneurial scientist. She is passionate about helping scientists to bring their ideas from their labs to the market. Scientists are often hesitant about becoming an entrepreneur she shares. Jun developed a keen interest in science and math along with art from a young age. While enrolled in a PhD program to study chemical biology Jun started a side project to create science toys. She raised money through Kickstarter and turned her side project into a successful small business. What drives and inspires Jun to help scientists become entrepreneurs? What are some of the new, cutting-edge technology in biotech? How does she and the team at Indiebio help scientists incubate their idea to start a company?
  • Dr. Jun Axup. Scientific Parter and Advisor at Indiebio Part 2
    Monday, October 28
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jun Axup is Scientific Partner & Advisor at Indiebio, one of the largest biotech accelerators. She describes herself as an entrepreneurial scientist. She is passionate about helping scientists to bring their ideas from their labs to the market. Scientists are often hesitant about becoming an entrepreneur she shares. Jun developed a keen interest in science and math along with art from a young age. While enrolled in a PhD program to study chemical biology Jun started a side project to create science toys. She raised money through Kickstarter and turned her side project into a successful small business. What drives and inspires Jun to help scientists become entrepreneurs? What are some of the new, cutting-edge technology in biotech? How does she and the team at Indiebio help scientists incubate their idea to start a company?
  • Dr. Jun Axup. Scientific Parter and Advisor at Indiebio Part 1
    Friday, October 25
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jun Axup is Scientific Partner & Advisor at Indiebio, one of the largest biotech accelerators. She describes herself as an entrepreneurial scientist. She is passionate about helping scientists to bring their ideas from their labs to the market. Scientists are often hesitant about becoming an entrepreneur she shares. Jun developed a keen interest in science and math along with art from a young age. While enrolled in a PhD program to study chemical biology Jun started a side project to create science toys. She raised money through Kickstarter and turned her side project into a successful small business. What drives and inspires Jun to help scientists become entrepreneurs? What are some of the new, cutting-edge technology in biotech? How does she and the team at Indiebio help scientists incubate their idea to start a company?
  • Dr. Jun Axup. Scientific Parter and Advisor at Indiebio Part 1
    Monday, October 21
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jun Axup is Scientific Partner & Advisor at Indiebio, one of the largest biotech accelerators. She describes herself as an entrepreneurial scientist. She is passionate about helping scientists to bring their ideas from their labs to the market. Scientists are often hesitant about becoming an entrepreneur she shares. Jun developed a keen interest in science and math along with art from a young age. While enrolled in a PhD program to study chemical biology Jun started a side project to create science toys. She raised money through Kickstarter and turned her side project into a successful small business. What drives and inspires Jun to help scientists become entrepreneurs? What are some of the new, cutting-edge technology in biotech? How does she and the team at Indiebio help scientists incubate their idea to start a company?
  • Miku Jha - Founder & Ceo of Agshift
    Friday, October 18
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Miku Jha is the founder and CEO of AgShift, a startup that uses artificial intelligence and big data to help analyze and grade the quality of food products like strawberries, cashew nuts and other food items. Miku studied engineering and worked for a couple of large corporations and co-founded a couple of companies before AgShift. How & why did she make the shift from working for tech companies to working in the food and agriculture space? What lessons did she learn from her father, who was an engineer turned entrepreneur?
  • Miku Jha - Founder & Ceo of Agshift
    Monday, October 14
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Miku Jha is the founder and CEO of AgShift, a startup that uses artificial intelligence and big data to help analyze and grade the quality of food products like strawberries, cashew nuts and other food items. Miku studied engineering and worked for a couple of large corporations and co-founded a couple of companies before AgShift. How & why did she make the shift from working for tech companies to working in the food and agriculture space? What lessons did she learn from her father, who was an engineer turned entrepreneur?
  • Caroline Winett, Executive Director of Skydeck Accelerator at UC Berkeley
    Friday, October 11
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Caroline Winett is a musician turned entrepreneur and is now the Executive Director of Skydeck Accelerator at University of California, Berkeley. The accelerator incubates startups in technology, logistics, robots, bioengineering and other areas. Winnet was a professional violinist, when she decided to change the professional direction of her life. She pursued an MBA at UC Berkeley and became an entrepreneur. What inspired Winett to become a musician and then an entrepreneur? How does she combine her learnings in music and writing with being an entrepreneur and advisor to young startups? How did her father's business shape her? What did she learn from her father?
  • Caroline Winett, Executive Director of Skydeck Accelerator at UC Berkeley
    Monday, October 7
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Caroline Winett is a musician turned entrepreneur and is now the Executive Director of Skydeck Accelerator at University of California, Berkeley. The accelerator incubates startups in technology, logistics, robots, bioengineering and other areas. Winnet was a professional violinist, when she decided to change the professional direction of her life. She pursued an MBA at UC Berkeley and became an entrepreneur. What inspired Winett to become a musician and then an entrepreneur? How does she combine her learnings in music and writing with being an entrepreneur and advisor to young startups? How did her father's business shape her? What did she learn from her father?
  • Reena Merchant, Ux Manager, Google/Youtube
    Friday, October 4
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Reena Merchant combines the logical and creative strands for her work at YouTube/Google. She started her professional career as a computer engineer and made a conscious choice to work with user interface and design. She went back to school and got an MBA degree in design strategy while working full time. Reena is an advisory board member of Human Computer Interaction Design at University of California, Irvine. How did she make the transition from a computer engineer to UX manager?