"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance." ~ Steve Jobs
Influential Leaders In Technology Biography ~ Extra Credit Assignment
Amy Hood, Microsoft
Angela Ahrendts, Senior VP, Apple
Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin, theSkimm
Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX
Ginni Rometty, IBM
Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX
Jack Dorsey, Twitter and Square
Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA
Larry Page, Alphabet
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo,
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
Meg Whitman, HP
Reed Hastings, Netflix
Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn
Ruth Porat, Alphabet
Safra Catz, Oracle
Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook
Steve Horowitz, Snapchat
Steve Jobs, Apple
Susan Wojcicki, YouTube.
Tim Cook, Apple
Ursula Burns, Xerox
What you need to get started:
First choose an Influential person who has made a significant impact in technology from the list above or choose your own. The person may be someone who has recently influenced technology or someone from the past, who has made a significant impact in the field of technology.
Have access to the Internet and and login to your Wagner Google Account.(Do not try to access the file with your personal Google Account.)
❓ If you have any questions, please see Ms. Elias in Room 106 , 4th period during your lunch time. Please do not hesitate to see Ms. Elias if you have ANY questions about how to complete this assignment.
How to Write a Biography:
A biography is simply the story of a life. Biographies can be just a few sentences long, or they can fill an entire book—or two.
Very short biographies tell the basic facts of someone's life and importance.
Longer biographies include that basic information of course, with a lot more detail, but they also tell a good story.
Biographies analyze and interpret the events in a person's life. They try to find connections, explain the meaning of unexpected actions or mysteries, and make arguments about the significance of the person's accomplishments or life activities. Biographies are usually about famous, or infamous people, but a biography of an ordinary person can tell us a lot about a particular time and place. They are often about historical figures, but they can also be about people still living.
Many biographies are written in chronological order. Some group time periods around a major theme (such as "early adversity" or "ambition and achievement" ). Still others focus on specific topics or accomplishments.
Biographers use primary and secondary sources:
Primary sources are things like letters, diaries, or newspaper accounts.
Secondary sources include other biographies, reference books, or histories that provide information about the subject of the biography.
Please Proofread Your Work :)
Look for careless errors such as misspelled words and incorrect punctuation and capitalization.
Errors are harder to spot on a computer screen than on paper. Remember, spell checkers and grammar checkers don't always catch errors, so it is best not to rely on them too much.
A student editing checklist is included for students to check their own writing