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Solving problems & thinking creatively

Computer programming pioneer and MIT Institute Professor Barbara Liskov @ ETL

Barbara Liskov was already breaking new ground in 1968, when she became one of the first American women to earn a doctorate in the emerging discipline of computer science. 

After receiving that PhD at Stanford, she went on to design several influential programming languages, including CLU, an important precursor to Java. More recently, as an Institute Professor at MIT and head of the institute’s Programming Methodology Group, she has undertaken crucial research on distributed systems, information security and complex system failure issues. 

Second Sunday Family Day

Cantor Events:

Drop-in StudioExperiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in the hands-on art-making experience. All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to attend.

Art Packs: Check out an Art Pack that includes themed activities for visitors of all ages and supplies for sketching while visiting the galleries.

PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada @ ETL

Not long after landing at PagerDuty in 2016, Jennifer Tehada embarked on that harrowing rite of passage for CEOs of fortunate young startups: the pursuit of an IPO. 

The company’s goal was to build and scale a new kind of incident management platform for software developers, one that wouldn’t just monitor technology infrastructure, but also deftly manage real-time alerts and on-call responsibilities, and even proactively recognize and flag emerging opportunities. 

Quick Bytes: Improve Your Negotiation Mastery

Increase your consciousness of negotiation as a life skill we use every day in academic, business, and personal situations in this fast-paced workshop. We will explore the competitive and collaborative tensions present in most negotiations, identify tools for maximizing outcomes, and practice improving our influencing strategies while respecting and maintaining healthy relationships.

Jessica Notini, consultant and lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School

How to Feel as Bright and Capable as They Think You Are: Why Smart People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It

  • Do you chalk accomplishments up to luck, timing, or other external factors?
  • Do you agonize over even the smallest flaws in your work?
  • Are you crushed by constructive criticism?
  • Do you wonder if you’re really smart enough to be here?
  • When you do well, do you secretly think, “fooled them again”?

These thoughts may come with a nagging feeling in the back of your mind that eventually you will be found out, and everyone will know that you are the one who doesn’t belong.

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