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Discussion Hosted by EFF-Austin

October 9, 2017 - 6:00pm
Austin, TX

A local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance (not EFF) will host this event:

Of Boolean Logic, BBSes, Berkeley, and Burning Man: Early 90's startup culture in the East Bay

Our speaker this month will be Maggie Duval. Maggie will take us on a rollicking journey through her pre-“dot.com” days at a logic synthesis software design startup based in Berkeley, California. At the epicenter of the confluence of emergent tech and the World Wide Web, counterculture, art, and social activism, she shows us how the unique corporate culture she moved in, cultivated by an enlightened CEO set the stage for and encouraged her to pursue an entrepreneurial path. She highlights her years as her own web development start up and mom in a small town in West Virginia, and ending on her move to Austin in 2005, helping foster “Jelly Coworking” culture, which laid the rich ground of being for numerous coworking, apps dev, and other businesses to emerge. Spiced with copious amounts of meticulously curated materials from the era(s), including her stint as co-manager of media relations at Burning Man in 1996, it is designed to provide an enjoyable experience of the promise and possibilities of entrepreneurial life.
This event is free and open to the public.

When:

Monday, October 9, 2017

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Where:

Capital Factory

701 Brazos St.

Austin, TX 78701

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