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Silicon Valley Speakers Series: Demystifying Information Technology – Binary Code, Processors, and Moore’s Law

Date & Time

Friday May 13, 2022
12:00PM ET / 11:00AM CT / 10:00AM MT / 9:00AM PT

Location

Online

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Registration is not required. Click or tap the Zoom link below to join!

One of the principal parts of a computer is the processing unit, also known as the Central Processing Unit (CPU). Computers use binary code – the digits 0 and 1 – to process and store data. Moore’s law refers to the observation made by Gordon Moore in 1965 that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit (IC) doubles about every two years. In this session, Humphrey Chan will take a look at what a processor is, what it does, why computers use binary code, and how processors have evolved over the years.  

Humphrey, Senior System Administrator at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, has more than 25 years of experience working with Unix, Windows, and cloud based systems that have powered mission critical payments applications.   

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About the Silicon Valley Speaker Series: Demystifying Information Technology

The term IT has evolved over the years – from programming, data processing, automation to today’s IT.  IT is massive, and IT activities may appear mysterious to many of us. According to Gartner, a global leading research and advisory company, IT is the common term for the entire spectrum of technologies for information processing, including software, hardware, communications technologies and related services.   

Today, we live in a world that is increasingly connected.  Technology is intertwined with our daily lives. Technology makes it easier for us to stay in touch, despite the pandemic. Likewise, our personal finance and banking activities rely on technology – everything from how we bank to how we shop.  The use of technology will persist beyond the pandemic. 

Please join this Silicon Valley Speaker Series to hear the basics of IT and learn what an IT professional does on a day-to-day basis. In this speaker series, we are inviting guest speakers from the banking and/or technology industry to demystify IT – people, process, and technology. This series intends to open the eyes of the curious minds and connect common technology terms to our day-to-day activities. 

Please note the speakers’ perspectives are their own and do not represent the organization they work for. 

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