Friends of Computing Blog

Mar 042013

Our Maui Friends of Computing gathered to hear Grady’s newest lecture – “I Think, Therefore I Am” We had more than double the people we had for the last practice lecture and only 30 slides! All is good!!

Feb 242013

After the lecture we went out to lunch to celebrate and to get to know our volunteers better. After working tirelessly to help us raise money through Kickstarter for this lecture series they paid their own way to come to the lecture. What a great group of people!

Feb 242012

“Woven on the Loom of Sorrow” is the first lecture in our “Computing: The Human Experience” lecture series at the Computer History Museum. We had a great crowd and the best part was we got to meet some of our wonderful volunteers for the first time!

Feb 082012

The Maui chapter of Friends of Computing gathered to hear a dry run of Grady’s first lecture “Woven on the Loom of Sorrow” and to give us feedback before we take the show on the road! The first bit of feedback they gave was to give them space to think rather than talking really fast for an hour and a half with close to 300 slides. (Yes, I did say 300 slides!) They also said they wanted to hear more and were looking forward to the next lecture. I think we are on to something!

Jan 262012

We successfully completed our Kickstarter funding! Not only did we meet our goal of raising $25,000, we blew past our goal to raise $5,000 more! We offer our deep thanks to the generous 349 backers from every continent on earth (including Antarctica) who have supported and believe in our project.

We are in the process of fulfilling the rewards promised: we’ve started to snail mail the magnets, I’m starting to write over 100 handwritten notes of thank you, and where applicable, you’ll be receiving email directly from the Computer History Museum about your membership and other gifts. We are also busily working on the projects funded by this project. We will soon announce our first lecture, we’ve begun to acquire some much-needed research materials, and we are laying the groundwork for our first Ask Grady videos.

Thank you, everyone, for helping kick start Computing!