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Creative Convergence Silicon Valley 2016 unfolds in the SoFA District of San Jose, October 6-8, 2016
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Friday, October 7 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley

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Antonio García Martínez will discuss his new book, Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon ValleyChaos Monkeys' title comes from public domain software Netflix developed to test systems for outages—the visual image being a raging chimp loose in the server room.

García Martínez praises the older, funkier valley—for VCs such as Paul Graham, who show up to work in Birkenstocks and shorts—over the shiny sushi-fed noobs demonstrating that venture capital is, as he writes, "the final redoubt of individuals with discipline and ambition but no actual talent."

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Antonio García Martínez

Author, Chaos Monkeys
Author of NY Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller "Chaos Monkeys - Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley". Antonio García Martínez has been an advisor to Twitter, a product manager for Facebook, the CEO/founder of AdGrok (a venture-backed startup acquired by Twitter), and a strategist for Goldman Sachs. He is still officially on leave from his Berkeley PhD program, and lives on a forty-foot sailboat on the San... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
California Theatre 345 S. 1st St. San Jose, CA 95113

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