I was recently interviewed by SXSW Chief Programming Officer, Hugh Forrest. I'd like to share that interview with you today. It seems Hugh tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. So I was happy to help with this interview/post. I think you’ll find it insightful.
SXSW spotlights some of the industry’s most inspired thinkers, diverse visionaries, and change-makers who share forward-thinking ideas. So I couldn’t be more thrilled to be participating in the event and helping to spread the quantum computing love.
Today I will introduce quantum computing to the developers attending Open West 2017 here in Sandy, Utah. I’ve been looking forward to coming back to Utah for some time now. Speaking to this group will close the loop on a career iteration for me (I got my start in open source).
Quantum entanglement is hard to get your head around, right? Well, meet Chris Ferrie physicist, mathematician, and father of four budding young scientists. If he can teach babies about this Quantum Entanglement, he can teach you; starting with Quantum Entanglement for Babies!
I’ve always wanted to visit Tokyo. Now I'm in this amazing city, with the added bonus of an invite to the 2017 Adiabatic Quantum Computing Conference. Received, I might add, from the amazing Hidetoshi Nishimori (Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology).
Today I'm at BlueYard's Quantum Leap event to discuss "Funding the Quantum Ecosystem" with Siraj Khaliq from Atomico. Shu Nyatta from Softbank. Chris Perry from QuantumX. And my all-time favorite (and fellow Rick and Morty fan), Adam Goldberg (Lightspeed Ventures).
Tonight I'm presenting at the Austin Fintech meet up. Shehzad Bharwani and crew have put together an awesome event. My presentation, called "Innovating In Technology and Quantum Computing," is going to be 70% about my career as an entrepreneur and 30% quantum computing.
I was recently in San Antonio explaining quantum computing to the masses. Now I'm having Déjà vu in Dallas. I've scaled back some of the humor. I've added a couple of animations to explain key concepts like quantum tunneling, superposition, and quantum entanglement.
I was already a huge fan of The Economist's Technology Quarterly. I just wanted to say that up front. But "Here, There And Everywhere," Jason Palmer's piece on quantum computing technology starting to come into its own, is phenomenal. Simply a must read IMHO.
It started innocently enough: my friend Sean Lowery asked me if I would speak at this year's Innotech conference. Right then I had what I thought was a brilliant idea. I would use this audience as a test to talk about my current favorite subject, quantum computing.
When someone asks me about quantum computing--what it is, how it works, where they can learn about it--I like to start them off with this video. I think it's the best to date on the subject. Kurzgesagt makes getting your head around quantum computing as easy as it can be.
The future of quantum computing should be open source, IMHO. Today I had the honor of speaking at the Linux Foundation's 2017 Open Source Leadership Summit. I joined my friends Jim Zemlin, Linus Torvald, Brian Behlendorf, and Mike Dolan, in Lake Tahoe for this vital meeting.