The Computer History Museum (CHM), the world's leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society, today announced the appointment of advisory firm Prepared Mind Innovations founder Greg Badros to its Board of Trustees. Badros earned bachelor's degrees in mathematics and computer science from Duke University. After founding the engineering team at a successful startup, he returned to school and earned his master's and doctoral degrees in computer science and engineering from the University of Washington.
“Ever since visiting the Computer History Museum for the first time, I've appreciated their mission and the importance of remembering our past as we look to the future. I look forward to helping the Museum and its dedicated staff toward continuing their work to tell the stories that have led computing to have such an amazing positive impact on our world,” said Badros.
Badros’ prior roles include vice president of engineering and products at Facebook and senior director of engineering at Google. During six-plus years at Google, he was a senior director of engineering, leading its AdSense team from 2004−2007 and then Gmail+ and Google Apps teams from 2007−2009. In mid-2009, Badros moved to Facebook, where he served as vice president of engineering and products and led numerous teams, including Ads, Search, Photos, Messages, Growth, Data Infrastructure, and Data Science. After nearly four and a half years at Facebook, he founded Prepared Mind Innovations. He now acts as an advisor to several startup companies, for which he often builds new product prototypes himself.
“Greg is a new-age technical entrepreneur who also understands the importance of history,” said Len Shustek, the Museum’s board chairman. “He is an ideal fit for the Museum’s Board of Trustees.”
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, and moving images.
The Museum brings computer history to life through large-scale exhibits, an acclaimed speaker series, a dynamic website, docent-led tours, and an award-winning education program. The Museum’s signature exhibition is “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing,” described by USA Today as “the Valley’s answer to the Smithsonian.” “Make Software: Change the World,” opened in 2017, illustrates the impact of software on the world through the stories of seven iconic and widely used applications. Other current exhibits include the “Where To? A History of Autonomous Vehicles,” “Thinking Big: Ada, Countess of Lovelace,” “The Trillion-Dollar Startup,” and demonstration labs featuring fully restored and working models of the DEC PDP-1 and the IBM 1401 systems. For more information and updates visit computerhistory.org.