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Please join us on Wednesday, May 18th at 7pm a NestED talk by Richard Murphy, Andover alum (’83), journalist, and editor-in-chief of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. This year, his team produced the short documentary “Innovation in Service of Memory” with Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum and research center in Jerusalem.
Yad Vashem, the World Center for Holocaust Research, Documentation, Education and Commemoration, holds more than a petabyte of Holocaust-related documents and artifacts, including survivor testimonies in many different digital formats. This unstructured data is enormously valuable and difficult to share, so the museum, together with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, hosted Israel’s first big data hackathon, “History Meets Innovation.” The hackathon investigated new ways to organize, search and present the vital records to future generations.
Murphy graduated from PA in ’83 and went on to Harvard and the University of Oxford. He acted as the Editorial and Program Director for the Committee to Protect Journalists and was a founder and managing partner of Walled City Media LLC. He has written and edited pieces for Fortune, the New York Times Magazine, BusinessWeek, and many more. Last summer, Murphy wrote a profile on John Palfrey and Phillips Academy for Town and Country: “How John Palfrey is Bringing America’s Most Elite Boarding School Into the Digital Age.”
For more information, please contact Claudia Wessner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NestED, the OWHL Makerspace’s speaker series, invites makers, educators, artists, and innovators to come speak at the Nest, demo their projects, and provide inspiration. All members of the Phillips Academy community – students, faculty, and staff – are invited to attend.