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book tour part two, campus edition

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There are few things better than autumn on a college campus. Leaves are turning, backpacks sharp and textbooks new, students eager, excited, and (mostly) keeping up with the reading. Along with teaching on my own beautiful campus, I'll be visiting a few more campuses--as well as other kinds of venues--this fall, talking about The Code. Here's a schedule of events.. Best of all, for most of them, you don't need a backpack or textbook (or even be a student) to register and attend. Click on the links for more event details. And if you want to hear me without ever having to get up from your couch, scroll down further to find more of my recent media appearances for the book.

Upcoming events

WASHINGTON DC: Georgetown University - US History Workshop, Tue Sept 17 @ 12:30PM

WASHINGTON DC: American University - Washington College of Law, Tue Sept 17 @ 6PM

CHARLOTTESVILLE VA: University of Virginia - GAGE Seminar, Mon Sept 23 @ 3:30PM

SEATTLE: Cloud City Meetup, Thurs Sept 26 @ 6PM

CAMBRIDGE MA: Harvard University - History Department Seminar, Weds Oct 16 @ 12PM

SEATTLE: Runstad Leadership Dinner, Weds Oct 23 @ 7PM

SAN FRANCISCO: Berkeley Symposium on Corporate Law, Fri Oct 25 @ 11AM

SEATTLE: Edgewater Hotel - Book talk and hometown celebration, Tue Oct 29 @ 6PM

ARLINGTON VA: SACRPH Conference - Keynote on Amazon HQ2, Sat Nov 2 @ 12:15PM

LISBON, PORTUGAL: Web Summit - Keynote on The Code, Tue Nov 5

WASHINGTON DC: College Board Forum, Thu Nov 7

PALO ALTO CA: Oshman Family JCC, Wed Nov 13 @ 7PM

NEW YORK CITY: NYU - Institute for Public Knowledge, Wed Dec 11 @ 6PM

The list already leaves me feeling jet-lagged, but excited to share the book with many more audiences and readers. Still to come in 2020: talks in Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Phoenix, and more. Watch this space.

Recent media

Q&A with Margaret O'Mara: an hourlong chat on C-SPAN's favorite book program, in conversation with Susan Swain.


L'armée a joué un rôle central dans la Silicon Valley: interview on Silicon Valley's defense history in Les Echoes.

Editor's Choice: really thrilled to be on the list of top recommended new books in The New York Times Book Review.

Why Silicon Valley Has Avoided Stagnation: my conversation with Richard Florida at CityLab on tech history, the Valley's entrepreneurial Galapagos, and why SF and Seattle's current woes aren't all tech's fault.

Silicon Valley's Journey From Obscurity to Global Powerhouse: talking tech history and future with Barbara Bogaev on KCRW's Press Play.

The Code: interview on the book's lessons for businesses small and large on KPCW's Mountain Money.

How the Government Built Silicon Valley: my podcast conversation with Washington Technology.

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