Red Hat Coffee Hour feat. Lonnie Johnson

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Lonnie Johnson, an American inventor (inventor of the Super Soaker) and Adam Clater, Chief Architect, Red Hat

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The Red Hat® Coffee Hour series is a bi-weekly videocast featuring luminaries from technology, society and the world of STEM. Topics for discussion will include governmental and societal impacts of technology, open source in Sci/Tech/Med., as well as the role of technology and work/life balance. Lonnie Johnson has worn many hats in his lifetime - but he’s always had a keen eye on invention and innovation. As the inventor of the Super Soaker water gun, he’s brought joy to millions of kids across the world, but he’s more than just a toy inventor. Lonnie has worked in for the Air Force, the Department of Energy, NASA JPL - including the Mars Observer and Cassini programs and others across government. Lonnie and Adam Clater, Chief Architect at will talk about the Super Soaker ‘eureka’ moment, as well as his work helping to forward our exploration of the solar system.

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