ICYMI*: Conference showcases Yale alumni who are ‘Changing the Face of Tech'

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On campus, Yale has been described as an “entrepreneurial movement to be reckoned with.” Likewise, the network of alumni working in tech beyond the campus is growing stronger  — as illustrated when Yale Tech hosted its third annual alumni conference on April 29 in San Francisco, drawing together more than 100 graduates with a focus on “Changing the Face of Tech.”

Yale Tech, one of the Yale alumni association’s newest and fastest-growing shared interest groups, has been a catalyst for bringing alumni together to highlight the growth of Yale graduates succeeding in technology ventures from Silicon Valley in California to Silicon Alley in New York City, at home in New Haven, and around the world.

All of the discussions and presentations can be viewed online through a playlist of 10 videos on the Yale University YouTube page here: http://bit.ly/25K7GHI. The individual presentations include:

  • “Yale Tech Conference 2016: Welcome and Introduction”; by Chuck Comey, partner at Morrison Foerster LLP, and Victor Wong, cofounder and CEO of Thunder
  • “Girls & Games”: Lina Chen, cofounder & CEO of NixHydra
  • “Switching Sides of the Table”: Alison Wagonfeld, head of marketing at Google Enterprise
  • “A Career at the Edge: At The Frontier of Computing”: with Donna Dubinsky, CEO, board chair, and cofounder of Numenta, Inc.
  • “Connecting Cities”: Jennifer Pahlka, founder & executive director of Code for America  
  • “Hatching Thunder Lizards”: Ann Miura-Ko, cofounding partner at Floodgate  
  • “The Art of the Pivot”: Michael Seibel, partner at Y Combinator  
  • “Yale Tech Conference 2016: Closing Remarks”  

Readers can learn about Yale Tech’s inaugural conference, in 2014, in San Francisco in this YaleNews story and about the second annual conference in 2015, in New York City, in this YaleNews story.

Alumni and others interested in connecting with Yale Tech can visit the group’s website and sign up here: http://www.yaletech.org/join-us/

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