Recap: Seibert and Karp
RECAP: David Karp and Fred seibert
There was a lot of heavy fan-girl buildup leading up to our panel with David Karp and Fred Seibert. It was well worth the anticipation. Fred Seibert, MTV's first creative director and David Karp, founder of Tumblr, talked about the origins of their amazing careers and what they learned from each other and what's next for both of them.
The night was inspiring for everyone in attendance and many of the student takeaways shared on twitter revolved around the importance of having a basic understanding of computer science no matter what industry you work in. It was illuminating to hear David and Fred talk with so much passion. The quote of the night goes to Karp, "The power of tech is the ability to empower individuals. The stuff we put out into the world is not there to just exist, but to change people."
A big thank you to our hosting partner, NYU Steinhardt, Department of Media, Culture and Communication, which allowed for great questions and one-on-one time with the speakers after the panel ended. If you missed the discussion, check out some of the highlights on Twitter, #c4c_SeibertKarp.