Christina Allen is a builder.
She moved to Silicon Valley in the 1980s. Before it was a gold rush. Before everyone knew what “VCs” were. Before there was the bloodlust of the IPO.
Back then “computer science” wasn’t so much the major that got you here as it was a mix of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, architects and people who had to build physical things that worked. “You can’t hotfix a bridge,” she says. “‘Oh, shoot! 20% of the people fell off the bridge, I guess we patch it.’...”