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John Hanke: Google Maps and Pokémon Go

This week, students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series had the opportunity to hear a fireside chat with John Hanke—a Cal grad and CEO of Niantic, which produced the wildly popular app Pokémon Go—moderated by Dr. Bjoern Hartmann, EECS professor and director of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley. The two…

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Panel of Cal Grads joins Newton Lecture Series

Another exciting week at the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series brought a panel of all-Cal-alumni speakers to Berkeley. These speakers—Jeff Huang (Facebook), Sanjay Jeyakumar (Twitter), and Padmini Pyapali (Uber)—shared their unique insights into entrepreneurship and technology. Moderated by Amit Kumar (Accel Partners), a familiar face for the series, the panelists spoke of their studies at…

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Amit Kumar: From EECS to Venture Capitalist

This week of the Newton Lecture Series brought yet another example of diversity in entrepreneurship. Amit Kumar joined students on Tuesday to discuss his path from an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Major at Berkeley to an entrepreneur to a venture capitalist—all while maintaining his optimism and good humor. Victoria Howell, who helps organize speakers…

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Inaugural Athena Awards Honor Women in Technology

On October 5th, the inaugural CITRIS Athena Awards were presented to recognize women and organizations that have significantly contributed in the field of technology and are acting as role-models for other young women and future generations. The Awards were divided into four categories: Early Career, Next Generation Engagement, Academic Leadership, and Executive Leadership. Tsu-Jae King,…

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