Description: Imagine having a superpower that allows you to solve puzzles and answer questions faster than any regular computer ever could. Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize industries, solve complex problems, and unlock new frontiers in technology. In this session, we will gain an appreciation of quantum computing while learning about its fundamental principles, quantum bits (qubits), superposition, entanglement, and the quantum computing paradigm, and see how it all can fit into our world. This introductory webinar will unlock the mysteries of quantum computers and see what the future of computing has to offer libraries and the world.
Presenter: Chad Mairn
Chad Mairn is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and founder of the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship helping archive personal papers and other items in the Leonard Bernstein Collection. During his Library and Information Science graduate work, also at USF, Chad became a technology liaison between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Florida public libraries. Much of Chad’s recent interests have focused around mobile and emerging technologies; he has written a couple of book chapters and numerous articles on technologies impacting society. In 2016, Chad was awarded the League of Innovation Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning for Innovation in the Use of Technology.