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You may know Mayim from The Big Bang Theory where she plays Amy Farrah Fowler — neurobiologist and Sheldon’s love interest. But did you know that the she actually holds a real-life Ph.D in neuroscience from UCLA? No wonder she’s also an official ambassador for Texas Instruments science class room technology.

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New York-based Douglas Rushkoff is a writer closely associated with the early days of cyberpunk, but these days marks himself out as an open-source advocate and media theorist — he's the man who coined terms like "viral media" and "social currency". But how did he get his Geek start?

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You probably know Dan Ilic best from TV's Hungry Beast. He's a comedian, filmmaker and — according to his website — rabble-rouser; at least unofficially. But did you know he’s had a long association with tech? From Amstrads and working for an Apple reseller to crashing parties in America – we check in on Dan’s light bulb moment.

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There are lot of hard jobs at Microsoft. Like the guy who collects Steve Ballmer's dry cleaning. But Sam Moreau just might have the hardest gig in Redmond. Or at least the most harrowing. Over the past five years, he's taken on the tiny task of redesigning the operating system used by like a billion people all over the world. You know, NBD.