Michael Nielsen is a quantum physicist, science writer, computer programming researcher, and modern polymath working on tools to expand human capacity to think and create. He’s previously authored pioneering quantum computing books, propelled forward the open science movement, and published research on artificial intelligence. Andy is a software engineer, designer, and researcher working on technologies that expand what people can think and do. In past lives he helped build iOS at Apple and led R&D at Khan Academy. Now as an independent researcher, his methods bridge the gap between academia and Silicon Valley. Char Stiles is an artist, educator and programmer whose work uses emerging technologies like live coding to bring to light how computers work. Loretta Staples is a prolific designer and educator whose work designing graphical user interfaces on the Macintosh Classic in the 1980s and 1990s helped shape personal computing as we know it today. Danielle Baskin is a product designer, situation designer, visual artist, and the founder of numerous eccentric small businesses such as a Branded Fruit, Dialup, and Maskalike. Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy award-nominated musician, composer, sound designer, and record label executive whose work helped define the sound of electronic music in the 1970s. Gretchen McCulloch is an internet linguist — an analyst of the language of the internet, for the people of the internet. She's the author of the New York Times bestselling "Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language," a Resident Linguist at WIRED, and was formerly the Resident Linguist at The Toast. Omar Rizwan is a researcher and developer interested in new computer interfaces and new ways of programming. He previously worked at Dynamicland, Stripe, and Khan Academy. He’s a prolific creator of interesting projects such as Geokit, Screenotate, Hijack Your Feed, and many others. Howard Rheingold is a writer and educator known for being one of the first thinkers to treat the internet as a social and cultural environment. Alan Kay, or the “father of personal computers," is best known for his work on object-oriented programming languages, windowing graphical user interface design, and for leading the team that developed Smalltalk.