“The 21st century is all about surprises, and the spread of technology is the wild card,” said Jared Cohen ’04 during a talk sponsored by Stanford in Government on Wednesday night about how technology is shaping international relations.
There was no shortage of bright minds at the School of Engineering’s 11th annual eDay, which brought over 500 alumni and family members back to campus on July 17 to take classes on this year’s theme of “Techxtravaganza.” A number of Stanford professors and Marissa Mayer ’97, M.S. ’99, the keynote speaker and vice president of Search Products and User Experience at Google, taught the “Techxtravaganza” classes, which drew upon this year’s focus on electrical engineering and computer science.
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev visited the Silicon Valley with a goal to develop an innograd, a mecca for tech industry modeled after the Valley, in the Moscow suburbs. Following visits to Twitter, Apple and Cisco, Medvedev presented a 10-point plan to boost Russia’s tech industry in Dinkelspiel Auditorium on Wednesday, June 23.