In 1969, researchers at Stanford and UCLA collaborated to transmit the first message over what would become the Internet. In just five decades, the repercussions of that moment have echoed through every atom of society. The world is evolving at a pace unprecedented in human history as we use technology to change how we think, learn, communicate, and even how we understand ourselves. Let’s take an inside look at how the fusion of media and technology is reinventing human interaction and the role that we, as engineers and technologists, must play in this important process.


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This is the kind of talk that I would like to see happening with more frequency. A revolution has been started.

Cal Evans at 15:15 on 3 Feb 2017

This talk rocked the house. This was the second time I've seen it and it was as good or better the second time. Thank you Samantha for the history lesson, the knowledge, and the call to action.

Emily Stamey at 15:51 on 3 Feb 2017

This was such an in-depth review of history and reflection on the future of development. I loved this talk so much!

Anton Swartz at 16:18 on 3 Feb 2017

A look into the history of computing. She is a fantastic speaker. She kept all of our attention. A great look at what was, what is, and making me think of what is to come.

Jesse Ulacia at 16:19 on 3 Feb 2017

Great Speaker

Mark Railton at 18:07 on 3 Feb 2017

Real in depth look at the history of computing and the internet. Clearly has a passion for computer history and how we are the leaders of the industry going forwards. Highly recommend you catch this talk if you can.

Colin O'Dell at 10:57 on 4 Feb 2017

Great talk!

Eric Morris at 11:14 on 4 Feb 2017

I came in late to this keynote address, but I did catch most of it. I feel that it is very important for developers and engineers to understand how their code CAN (negatively) impact people, company survival, and even the economy when security isn't taken seriously. Ms. Quiñones helped illustrate this issue. Many programmers may never be in a position to cause that kind of damage, but they need to be very aware when they are.

Thank you for this insightful talk!

Awesome keynote. Is @ieatkillerbees the next Cal Evans of the PHP speaking world?! Very inspiring in any case. I feel like it got a little muddy at the end, a little too much "holy crap bad things can happen" and maybe a little more "bad things like $scaryAnecdote can happen, but because the team treated their profession with awareness of their role in the larger scheme of things, $inspiringAnecdote is possible." Just a thought, the talk was excellent regardless.

Liviu Ifrim at 17:40 on 4 Feb 2017

It was awsome, thank you.

Symeon Quimby at 12:09 on 6 Feb 2017

Awesome keynote. What a crazy trip down memory lane. Thanks for making me realize just how old I truly am! :D

James Fuller at 14:29 on 6 Feb 2017

Talk was a nice romp through the past...hopefully my code is not going to kill anyone.

Sean Prunka at 10:42 on 7 Feb 2017

Very inspiring talk. The romp down memory lane was impressive. There were times that it seemed to ramble or meander a little but everything was brought to a very poignant ending. I can't think of a better way to have ended this talk at all ... unless maybe it was with a little more gusto and oomph...but the wording was exactly perfect.

Lawrence Shea at 13:09 on 7 Feb 2017

Great talk!

The best keynote of the conference! Samantha's presentation was packed with a lot of interesting history and facts, but presented in a humorous and entertaining way. She is a good story teller. Down to earth. Funny. I enjoyed it very much.