Internet Pioneer Estrin to Speak at RailsBridge Fundraiser

Internet pioneer and Silicon Valley leader Judy Estrin will be the keynote speaker at an event hosted by Railsbridge, a San Francisco-based non-profit focused on fostering diversity in tech, and Galvanize, a startup ecosystem for digital entrepreneurs. Tickets available:

April 7th, 2104:
    6pm VIP dinner
    7:30 Main Event with Judy Estrin
Galvanize Theater, 543 Howard Street, San Francisco

portrait of Judy Estrin Estrin has co-founded eight technology companies and served as the CTO of Cisco Systems as well as on the boards of directors of The Walt Disney Company and FedEx Corporation. While at Stanford, she was a member of the research team, led by Vint Cerf, that developed the initial TCP protocols. She was involved in the early standardization efforts of the Ethernet and a key player in developing the commercial local area network and internet markets.

She will share stories from the early days of the Internet, from the invention of TCP/IP in an academic setting, to creating one of the first commercial local area network systems, to building companies that defined the infrastructure for the World Wide Web of today. Estrin will also share some thoughts about the state of innovation and the internet looking forward.

The event will raise funds for RailsBridge, with matching funds to be provided by Vail Resorts. Galvanize CEO, Jim Deters, was selected to participate in the Vail Ski Challenge and selected RailsBridge as its non-profit partner.

Reserve your spot at the SF event now, and you can also support us by voting for our team on the Vail Ski Challenge Facebook app — you can vote every day! Up to 2000 votes increases the donation to RailsBridge at the end of the challenge.

Internet Pioneer Estrin to Speak at RailsBridge Fundraiser