This page provides links to the abstract of each meeting of interest to the SV History Committee and,
when available, links to presentation material and/or video recording.


Meetings are usually free but contributions towards refreshments may be requested

Locations of meetings vary, see Abstracts

Upcoming Meetings

Date Subject
Oct 8, 2020 Lockheed’s CORONA – America’s First Spy Satellite Program
Looking from above the Iron Curtain

Past Meetings

Only for SV History Committee sponsored events


Date Subject
Oct 10, 2019 A Partial History of Makers in Silicon Valley Abstract Video
Jun 13,
Challenger Shuttle disaster: Recovery of data from damaged tapes Abstract Presentation Video
Oct 11,
Gravitational Waves and the LIGO
(The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory):
A Technical History
Abstract Presentation Video
Sep 14,
Dialog: The Beginning of Online Search Abstract Presentation Photos


Mar 20,
The Other Women of ENIAC: Rethinking IT Innovation.
An Evening with “ENIAC In Action” author Thomas Haigh
Co-sponsored with SCV Women In Engineering Chapter
Abstract Presentation Video
Sep 8, 2016 Atari’s Impact on Silicon Valley: 1972-84 Abstract Presentation Video
Aug 11, 2016 The Origins of Silicon Valley: Why and How It Happened Abstract Presentation Video
May 25, 2016 Flash: How Silicon Valley Enabled the Mobile Computing Revolution Abstract Presentation Video
Mar 10, 2016 High-Power Microwave Tube Development at Stanford and the Linear Accelerator Abstract Presentation Video
Jan 14, 2016 Lockheed: A Silicon Valley Strategic Defense Startup Abstract Video
Sep 30, 2015 How Non-Volatile Memory Became the World’s Most Valuable Semiconductor Storage
Co-sponsored with Consultants Network of Silicon Valley
Abstract Presentation Video
Jun 1, 2015 EDA’s pivotal role in development of fabless semiconductor industry Abstract Presentation Video
Apr 28, 2015 How Did Hard Disk Drive Track Widths Get That Small? Abstract Video
Apr 16, 2015 Fireside Chat with Larry Roberts (&Ethernet Tech Summit) Abstract Presentation Video
Apr 1, 2015 “Silicon Valley” Semiconductor Industry from 1957-1975 Abstract Video
Dec 2, 2014 Perspective from Stanford’s Silicon Valley Archives Abstract Video
Nov 5, 2014 Early History of Silicon Valley: Panelists Ted Hoff & Norm Pond Abstract Presentation Video
Oct 9, 2014 Origins & History of the Computer History Museum Abstract Presentation Video
Apr 28, 2014 The History of Wired LAN Competition Abstract Video
Nov 12, 2013 the History of Magnetic Thin Film Recording Media Abstract Presentation Video