Deborah Estrin wants to (literally) open source your life

You may not have heard about Dr. Deborah Estrin, a computer science professor and open source advocate, but she is on a mission to bring open source quite literally to the cellular level. But before we explain why, we need to put her work in the current context.

Estrin is one of six professors of the latest academic disruption experiment that goes by the name of Cornell Tech. The Ivy League university is building a new 2,000-student, two million square-foot engineering graduate school campus over the next 25 years on the south end of Roosevelt Island in the middle of the East River in New York City.