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Event Series

Parcel B Campfire brings members of the Olin community together once a month to talk about important trends in the technology sector.


We bring in distinguished outside speakers along with members of the Olin Community, and cover interesting topics in a way that can only be done in a room full of engineers.


In the spirit of Olin, we’ll discuss technical details, but also the broader implications of our topics on society and entrepreneurship. We hope that attendees will not only find value in reconnecting with fellow alumni, but also learn and share knowledge about the important trends in our industry today.

Space generously provided by Bloomberg Beta. Simulcast to the Olin Library, and recorded on YouTube.


June 13, 2018

6:30pm PDT Networking / 7:00pm PDT Talk | Bloomberg Tech

"Starting From Zero", a term popularized in "Zero to One" by Peter Thiel, which suggests that the experience of building from nothing to something (zero to one) is a fundamentally different activity even than building from something to something bigger (one to ten, one hundred, or one thousand).

This will be the first Campfire attended by the Class of 2018 Bay Area grads and interns from the Classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021. A great opportunity to meet these newest members of our Bay Area and alumni communities.

Guest speakers: Maia Bittner '11, Adam Bry '08, Zach Brock '07

Moderator: Lee Edwards

Facebook event for Olin Alumni members

May 16, 2018

6:30pm PDT Networking / 7:00pm PDT Talk | Bloomberg Tech

This month we'll be in conversation with distinguished guest Audrey Lee, Vice President of Grid Services at leading U.S. solar and battery provider Sunrun. Audrey will be hosted by Bennett Chabot '09, Product Manager in Grid Innovation at California utility company Pacific Gas & Electric. Come learn why Distributed Energy Resources matter, how energy storage is changing a century-old game, and what's coming next for electricity.

Guest speaker: Audrey Lee

Moderator: Bennett Chabot


Facebook event for Olin Alumni members

April 18, 2018

6:30pm PDT Networking / 7:00pm PDT Talk | PocketGems HQ

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain seem to dominate a lot of conversation and attention these days. One reason for this is the convergence of economics, politics, technology, and business all in one crazy topic. Another is, of course, the massive amount of capital going into this space and the seemingly overnight riches being created. We're bringing in a panel to talk about: blockchain technology and how it works, types of tokens (utility, asset, protocol), cryptocurrencies as currency and assets, ICOs and other types of crypto investing, conventional startups using blockchain technology, and a bit of science fiction and predicting the future.

Guest speakers: Etosha Cave '06, Casey Caruso, and Arianna Simpson

Moderator: Lee Edwards

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