How to Speak Tech

The Non-Techie’s Guide to Key Technology Concepts

Authors: Trivedi, Vinay

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  • Demystifies tech and business buzzwords to allow you to speak confidently about different technologies
  • Spells out the essential technical terms and technologies involved in setting up your web or mobile application
  • Covers technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, AR and VR, IoT, and more, for the basic understanding of a non-technical reader
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About this book

Things you’ve done online: ordered a pizza, checked the weather, booked a hotel, and reconnected with long-lost friends. Now it’s time to find out how these things work. Vinay Trivedi peels back the mystery of the Internet, explains it all in the simplest terms, and gives you the knowledge you need to speak confidently when the subject turns to technology.

This revised second edition of How to Speak Tech employs the strategy of the popular first edition: through the narrative of setting up a fictitious startup, it introduces you to essential tech concepts. New tech topics that were added in this edition include the blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence.

The author’s key message is: technology isn’t beyond the understanding of anyone! By breaking down major tech concepts involved with a modern startup into bite-sized chapters, the author’s approach helps you understand topics that aren’t always explained clearly and shows you that they aren’t rocket science.

So go ahead, grab this book, start to “speak tech,” and hold your own in any tech-related conversation!


What You'll Learn

  • Understand the basics of new and established technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR), Internet of Things (IoT), software development, programming languages, databases, and more
  • Listen intelligently and speak confidently when technologies are brought up in your business
  • Be confident in your grasp of terms and technologies when setting up your own organization's application


Who This Book Is For

Students who want to understand different technologies relevant to their future careers at startups and established organizations, as well as business and other non-technical professionals who encounter and require an understanding of key technical terms and trends to succeed in their roles


Reviews

“Finally, a book non-techies can use to understand the technologies that are changing our lives.” Paul Bottino, Executive Director, Technology and Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University

“A great book everyone can use to understand how tech startups work.” Rene Reinsberg, Founder at Celo; Former VP of Emerging Products, GoDaddy

“Through the simplicity of his presentation, Vinay shows that the basics of technology can be straightforwardly understood by anyone who puts in the time and effort to learn.” Joseph Lassiter, Professor of Management Science, Harvard Business School and Harvard Innovation Lab

About the authors

Vinay Trivedi works in technology investing with experience from Blackstone Private Equity, SoftBank Vision Fund, and Romulus Capital. He angel invests out of an ESG-oriented pre-seed fund that he co-founded called Freeland Group. His experience also includes product management at Citymapper and Locu, two venture-backed startups in London and Boston, respectively.
Vinay serves on the Steering Committee of Startup in Residence (STiR), a program spun out of the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation that connects startups with government agencies to develop technology products that address civic challenges. He has also worked with the New York City Mayor's Office of the CTO on its NYCx Moonshot Challenge Initiative.
Vinay studied at Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA) and Harvard University (AB Honors in Computer Science), where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and as a John Harvard Scholar, Weissman Scholar, and Detur Book Prize Winner.  

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • The Internet

    Pages 1-5

    Trivedi, Vinay

  • Hosting and the Cloud

    Pages 7-14

    Trivedi, Vinay

  • The Back End: Programming Languages

    Pages 15-22

    Trivedi, Vinay

  • The Front End: Presentation

    Pages 23-30

    Trivedi, Vinay

  • Databases: The Model

    Pages 31-44

    Trivedi, Vinay

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4324-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $27.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4323-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How to Speak Tech
Book Subtitle
The Non-Techie’s Guide to Key Technology Concepts
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Vinay Trivedi
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-4324-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4324-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-4323-7
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XV, 179
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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