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 computer developed for 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.
Darryl was introduced to silicon valley giants through his work at IBM and other industry giants. He still works in silicon valley as a technologist for startups and corporations.
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.
Earnest worked with several startups before he sought to start a company of his own. His involvement into the inner workings of creating IPO’s gave him the impetus he needed to seek to create a company of his own.
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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