Café Scientifique @ HanaHaus: Xtreme Cell Biology

Café Scientifique @ HanaHaus: Xtreme Cell Biology

Xtreme Cell Biology

We usually think of cells as small, simple, building blocks of life, but in fact cells are highly complex nanomachines capable of sensing their environment, moving, hunting, solving problems, and even learning. This talk will use specific examples of cells that do crazy-sounding things, such as cells that walk, cells that solve mazes, and cells that explode. Although many examples shown will be of unusual cells, it is also true that the basic molecular biology of cells is pretty much the same for all cell types including humans, implying that maybe cells in our own bodies can do far more than we may think.

Speaker

Wallace Marshall is Professor of Biochemistry at the University of California San Francisco. Originally trained as an electrical engineer, he researches how cells solve engineering problems and how they can be retasked to perform new functions.

Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. The Café provides a forum for debating science issues outside a traditional academic context. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable - all spoken in plain English. There is no admission charge to attend our events.

Building on its great success outside the United States, Café Scientifique Silicon Valley is the first such Café on the West Coast. We meet monthly to discuss a variety of science topics.

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HanaHaus Venture Talk With Vinton G. Cerf

HanaHaus Venture Talk With Vinton G. Cerf

HANAHAUS VENTURE TALK WITH VINTON G. CERF

Join us for an evening conversation with Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and on the faculty of Stanford University.

This event is part of a new monthly event series organized jointly by SAP Silicon Valley, Sapphire Ventures, and HanaHaus. Each event will bring together pioneers and thought leaders of Silicon Valley to discuss significant trends in the areas of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and technology. We look forward to welcoming you to our next event on October 25.

Event Agenda:

• 6:00pm-6:30pm – Check-in and Networking
• 6:30pm-7:15pm – Fireside Chat with Vinton G. Cerf
• 7:15pm-8:00pm – Closing Networking Reception

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This event will be live-streamed via the following link.


Speaker:

Vinton G. Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Vinton G. Cerf has served as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google since October 2005. In this role, he contributes to global policy development and continued standardization and spread of the Internet. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world.

Cerf is the former senior vice president of Technology Strategy for MCI. In this role, Cerf was responsible for helping to guide corporate strategy development from the technical perspective. Previously, Cerf served as MCI’s senior vice president of Architecture and Technology, leading a team of architects and engineers to design advanced networking frameworks including Internet-based solutions for delivering a combination of data, information, voice and video services for business and consumer use.

In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award, sometimes called the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science", in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols. In November 2005, President George Bush awarded Cerf and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work.

Prior to rejoining MCI in 1994, Cerf was vice president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) where he worked on information infrastructure and digital libraries. As vice president of MCI Digital Information Services from 1982-1986, he led the engineering of MCI Mail, the first commercial email service to be connected to the Internet.

During his tenure from 1976-1982 with the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Cerf played a key role leading the development of Internet and Internet-related packet data transport and security technologies.

Cerf was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Science Board beginning in February 2013. He served as president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) from 2012-2014. He served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007. Cerf also served as founding president of the Internet Society from 1992-1995 and in 1999 served a term as chairman of the Board. In addition, Cerf is honorary chairman of the IPv6 Forum, dedicated to raising awareness and speeding introduction of the new Internet protocol. Cerf served as a member of the U.S. Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 1997 to 2001 and has served on several national, state and industry committees focused on cyber-security.

Cerf is a recipient of numerous additional awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May 2006 and in February 2011, he was named a Stanford Engineering School “Hero” for his work on the Internet and received a lifetime achievement award from the Oxford Internet Institute. In December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year's "25 Most Intriguing People."

Cerf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA.


About Sapphire Ventures:

Sapphire Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on helping innovative technology companies become global category leaders. Leveraging nearly two decades of experience and an extensive global enterprise network, Sapphire Ventures invests capital, resources and expertise to enable its portfolio companies to scale rapidly. Whether entrepreneurs sell to businesses, consumers or both, Sapphire Ventures offers a powerful platform for business development and operational excellence to help them accelerate growth. With $2.5 billion under management via direct growth investments and early-stage fund investments, Sapphire Ventures is positioned to elevate companies to the global stage.

About SAP Silicon Valley:

For nearly 25 years, SAP Labs Silicon Valley has been in the epicenter of global innovation and technology for SAP customers and partners. Today, as the largest non-US company in the Valley, SAP’s investment and influence continues to be exponential by forging tight relationships with top tech brands like Apple and Google, NVIDIA and Slack or early stage disruptors through SAP.iO. Beyond enabling this revolutionary ecosystem, SAP Labs Silicon Valley empowers customers’ digital transformation with tremendous Cloud knowledge, access to SAP Leonardo innovations, and experience in Line of Business solutions like Ariba, Concur, Hybris, and SuccessFactors and delivers award-winning, Design-Thinking-inspired User Experience capabilities and insight. 

HanaHaus Design Bites Meetup

HanaHaus Design Bites Meetup

"It is easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting" - Jerry Sternin.
 
If design-thinking is all the rage, why are your skills not getting any better? Has your ability to brainstorm improved? Are you now sketching your ideas, rather than writing them? We sum up the current situation as: too much process, too little craft.
 
Our stance is: design should be learned skills-first. As you get better at applying your skills and reflect on your experience, you will naturally develop a better understanding of the process as well. Think design-doing instead of design-thinking.
 
Now, we know just how overwhelming it can be to decide where to start. That's why we created Design Bites. Each session of d.bites take one skill and teaches it with rigor. See examples from real projects, try it out a minimum of three times and learn from others in a fun lighthearted way.
 
As you get better at one skill, you will find yourself getting better at other skills, too. Learning how to interview better will dramatically improve your understanding of your product, and your validation skills, too! Like any good gym instructor, we will push you to do more reps as we push the envelope on design-doing skills ourselves.
 
You do not need any previous knowledge of design-thinking to join this series. Just a healthy curiosity on design-thinking and a willingness to be nudged to action. We will not be covering the design process but will refer to it. If this is your first time, we suggest taking a look at a short video here to understand the design process.
 
Join us at 1:00 pm on FMM: First Monday of every Month as we take on one design skill each time with friendly titles like: How to Map An Experience, How to Pick Colors Well, How to Get People to Open Up, How to Open the Flow of Ideas and much more. Group size is limited to 20, so hurry!

New: We have a Facebook page to stay in touch and keep the conversation going in between meetups. Join us now!

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