Ending The Old Boy Network: The New World of Publishing | Andy Weir | TEDxManhattanBeachEnding The Old Boy Network: The New World of Publishing | Andy Weir | TEDxManhattanBeach
on Aug 26, 2019 Change is here. The power of technology has revolutionized the publishing industry. In his funny, honest talk, The Martian author Andy Weir shares his personal and circuitous journey to become a writer. Andy Weir was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has worked as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.