Meeting DARPA Dan Kaufman at the Computer History Museum

Almost earshot distance from Googleplex and NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, the man in charge of information innovation at the Defense Advance Research Projects implored technology researchers to actually make things and publish their failures.

At the Computer History Museum this week, Dan Kaufman discussed the potential and pitfalls of crowdsourcing, the distinction between invention and innovation, and how to stay ahead while businesses are stockpiling intellectual property in preparation for patent wars.

“Everything we do at DARPA moves the impossible to improbable to inevitable,” said Kaufman. “What if you didn’t have to use bombs and instead we gave the military the right tools.”

Following his converations with New York Times science writer John Markoff, Kaufman sat down with me for this interview DARPA Director Calls for Change in the Tech Industry.

Women in Tech: Meet the Duchess of SIlicon Valley Startups

“Silicon Valley is a place where you can just do anything, but geography matters less” says entrepreneur Marylene Delbourg-Delphis inside Buck’s Restaurant in Woodside, Calif. “With the addition of all sorts of nationalities, far more than anything we saw here 30 years ago, it’s a true melting pot for geographies and times. You have people coming from very different backgrounds with completely different histories. It’s truly phenomenal; here people have been used to inventing and innovation for two generations.”
Below is a link to my profile of Delbourg-Delphis, which was republished by Silicon Valley Watcher.

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Coupa Cafe: Where Startups Meet, Work And Test Products – Forbes

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Coupa Cafe, where tech entrepreneurs and investors work and meet, is an early tester of new startups in Silicon Valley.

Intel: A Look Back on the Early Years

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On the 40th Anniversary of the Microprocessor, a Tour of the Company Photo Archive Offers a Glimpse of Intel as it was in the Early 1970s(Flickr photo)Intel employees gather outside the new Santa Clara, Calif.