TECHLASH: The Negative Effects of Big Tech and What to Do About It: A Conversation with Authors Mike Trigg (Bit Flip) and Margaret O'Mara (The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America)

Join former tech executive and author of the Silicon Valley corporate thriller Bit Flip, Mike Trigg, in a conversation with Margaret O’Mara, University of Washington professor and author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America, about the growing awareness of the negative effects of the tech industry. From gentrification to gender inequality, data privacy to teen depression, Mike and Margaret (both Northwestern University graduates) will delve into the dark side of Big Tech and what to do about it—a topic both authors explore in their work.

This in-person conversation will be followed by a reception and book signing.


Mike Trigg spent over 20 years in Silicon Valley’s tech industry before becoming an author. He has been a founder, executive, and employee at dozens of venture-backed start-ups, including Hightail, hi5, and Epiphany. He has also been an angel investor, advisor with several venture capital funds, and a contributor to TechCrunch, Entrepreneur, and Fast Company. Born in Kentucky and raised in Wisconsin, Trigg earned a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Menlo Park, California, with his wife and two sons. Bit Flip (SparkPress, 2022) is his first novel.

Margaret O’Mara is the Howard & Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington. She writes and teaches about the growth of the high-tech economy, the history of U.S. politics, and the connections between the two. O'Mara is the author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America (Penguin Press, 2019). She is a contributor to The New York Times and has appeared in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek. She lives outside Seattle with her husband and two daughters.

Event date: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
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ISBN: 9781684631773
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Published: Sparkpress - August 16th, 2022

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ISBN: 9780399562204
Published: Penguin Books - July 7th, 2020