Tim O’Reilly has been called the “Oracle of Silicon Valley.” His tech publishing and conference empire helped legitimize the open source movement in the late ’90s. His company also helped popularize the Maker movement by launching Maker Magazine and Maker Faire. These days, O’Reilly is pondering the future of what he calls the “WTF Economy.” The term WTF, he writes, conveys amazement and dismay, both legitimate reactions to technology. O’Reilly joins us as part of our First Person series on local leaders, innovators, and others who make the Bay Area unique.
Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media Inc.