Francis talks about how after 9/11, the government became interested in vaccines. Vaxgen shifted to making a small pox vaccine and an anthrax vaccine and has been very successful in these pursuits. Unfortunately, AIDS was not named as an immediate concern and was but on the back burner. Due to the unwillingness of both the government and private businesses to provide funding, Francis has now decided that the AIDS vaccine cannot be developed in the private sector and is founding a non-profit foundation to pursue the development of the vaccine for less developed parts of the world.
Lisa Alderson, Genome Medical
Dare to Stretch Your Boundaries [Entire Talk]
Get out of your comfort zone and learn to be adaptable. Breakthroughs don't come from doing what you've always done.
Video 56 minutes
Lisa Alderson, Genome MedicalDare to Stretch Your Boundaries [Entire Talk]
Gabriel Parisi-Amon, Nebia Shower
A Burnout Manifesto [Entire Talk]
Allow yourself to pause work so you can reflect and decompress. The source of protection from burnout is grounded in your values.
Video 53 minutes
Gabriel Parisi-Amon, Nebia ShowerA Burnout Manifesto [Entire Talk]
Tracy Chou, Project Include
Debugging the Brogrammer Culture [Entire Talk]
Constantly ask yourself, 'Who's not in the room?" Championing diversity in tech will result in a more inclusive culture and better products.
Video 57 minutes
Tracy Chou, Project IncludeDebugging the Brogrammer Culture [Entire Talk]