Roy L. Clay Sr. Pioneer in Computer Science was the first hire for the computer division of Hewlett Packard and the architect for the first Hewlett Packard, Tandem and Compaq computers. He went on to build a company of his own Ron-L Electronics Inc. in Mountain View, CA.
Wilbur didn't always know where IBM was taking him but he accepted each assignment and flourished as an innovator and leader in every product department he was assigned. A former executive, Wilbur talks about the need for mentors.
Ernest Priestly came to silicon valley as a college hire and got the bug to invent something on his own. He talks about his life as a entrepreneur and starting his first company.
Mary Sutton is the inspiration for the documentary. Mary was a first in many of the positions she held. She speaks here about her experiences being the first black female engineer at Lockheed in 1967.
Darryl Parker, formerly of IBM now a technologist and marketing manager for several high-tech companies. Talks about the need to be at the "table" to assist and guide the conversations when looking at potential candidates and making life changing decisions.
The late Barbara Haley-Steele, founder of the business networking events entitled "First Fridays", formerly entitled "BayNet". She along with Melinda Harris and Ed Freeman began the group that was the premiere networking vehicle for 10 years. Applicants came from all over the bay area to meet and greet, share skills, and seek employment in the high tech companies that were forming and would later become the center of Silicon Valley.
When you see yourself in the past you are assured of a future.
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