“Kara Swisher is a veteran Silicon Valley journalist, before with All Things D and now with Recode,” said Justin Thorp, VP of Marketing & Community Development at Tech Cocktail. “She’s seen and told the story of every major tech company and technological advancement of the last 20+ years.”
“What’d Newton say, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Vegas is still very early in the life cycle of a tech/startup community and ecosystem,” he continued. “If you have the opportunity, it behooves you to stand on some shoulders because you will see farther.”
In this upcoming Tech Cocktail fireside chat, the Tech Cocktail team says Kara Swisher is not only going to share the stories behind her career, but the mindset and attitudes that made San Francisco and Silicon Valley what it is.
“There’s so much that Vegas and every startup community can learn from hearing these,” Justin Thorp says.
Tech Cocktail’s Sessions is a monthly speaker series part of Tech Cocktail Week. Sessions brings the experiences of successful entrepreneurs, investors and other industry experts directly to the community. Hear their stories in their own words and ask them your questions in an intimate setting.
Past speakers brought to Downtown Vegas have included Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Blip Co-founder Dina Kaplan, Moon Express founder Naveen Jain, Heidi Sieck from Democracy.com and many others. Sessions events happen in Downtown Vegas, Chicago and Washington DC – watch videos from past Tech Cocktail Sessions events around the country.
Tech Cocktail Week: Sessions featuring Re/code’s Kara Swisher
May 7, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:30pm
715 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
About Tech Cocktail: Tech Cocktail is a literal “cocktail of emerging technology news, people, startups, products, and innovations” for the true tech enthusiast. The media company, founded and lead by former Aol product strategist, long-time tech blogger and new media pioneer Frank Gruber, focuses on celebrating entrepreneurs, emerging technology and innovation. Along with the leadership of long-time technology producer, Jen Consalvo, Frank and his team of tech analysts and curators bring a unique point of view to tech.co as they scour the web and world in search of new products and services, fresh voices, interesting leaders, hot news and trends, how-to’s and more.
About Re/code: Re/code is an independent tech news, reviews and analysis site, from the most informed and respected journalists in technology and media. Because everything in tech and media is constantly being rethought, refreshed, and renewed, Re/code’s aim is to reimagine tech journalism. Led by Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher and the rest of the team who formerly built the trusted AllThingsD site and the legendary D: All Things Digital conferences, Re/code launched on January 2, 2014 and announced The Code Conference to debut May 27-29, 2014, near Los Angeles. Additional digital products and conferences are planned. Re/code is owned by the new, independent media company, Revere Digital LLC. The minority investors and strategic partners in Revere are NBCUniversal News Group and Terry Semel’s Windsor Media.