Recorded July 12th, 2018
Marie Curie, Open Source, Kickstarter and Women in Tech
Would you believe that modern technology and tech processes—including Open Source licensing, intellectual property ownership, and crowdsourced funding—has a lot in common with Marie Curie’s work in the early 1900’s?
Join Mandy Whaley, Director of Developer Experience & Developer Advocacy for Cisco, as she reveals how Marie Curie’s experiences from the early 20th century can help guide 21st century companies.
Topics covered include:
- How the Curie’s used an approach similar to the modern Open Source licensing to open the process for isolating radium to the scientific community
- How limitations on the rights of women to own intellectual property influenced their approach
- How Marie Curie used a strategy similar to Kickstarter to raise funds to buy radium for her own research
About the Presenter: Mandy Whaley
Mandy Whaley is Director of Developer Experience & Developer Advocacy for Cisco DevNet. She spends most of her time thinking about how developers outside and inside of Cisco use Cisco APIs, and about how to make their job easier. She leads a team of developer advocates who work with Cisco partners and developers in many technology areas including IoT, Collaboration, and Network Automation.
Mandy is interested in all things that help developers build cool stuff - tools, APIs, docs, frameworks. She is also a mom of two boys, a novice drummer, and you can often find her on the mountain biking trails in her hometown of Austin, TX.