Thursday, October 3, 2013

Food for Thought: Two Software Engineering Alumni via Skype!

Join us for two Computer Science related "Food For Thought: Career Converstions with Alumni" and hear about life at big tech firms like Amazon and Facebook, how to get your applications noticed, and what interviews are like. See their bios below, and stop in to the events on the Fourth Floor Dewey Hall. Email Michelle Marks-Hook to register. 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 6:30pm - JEFF CANTON '08



Name:  Jeff Canton
Current City/State of residence:  Seattle, WA
Majors/Minors While At UR:
   Computer Science
Current Job Title:   Software Development Engineer
Employer:  Amazon Web Services
Brief Description of What You Do:
write scalable backend services
Previous Internships/Research/Job Experience That Helped Get your current Job: worked at Xerox during school; linux sysadmin
Clubs/Activities You Were Involved In While At UR: none really. Worked full-time  :)

LinkedIn Address: www.linkedin.com/in/jeffcanton

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2:00pm - TYLER KIEFT '09
Name: Tyler Kieft
Current City/State of residence: San Francisco, CA
Majors/Minors While At UR: Electrical & Computer Engineering Major, Computer Science Minor, Take Five in Music Theory
Current Job Title: Software Engineer
Employer: Facebook
Brief Description of What You Do:
 I make Instagram for Android.
Previous Internships/Research/Job Experience That Helped Get your current Job: Co-founded SpeakerText, a crowdsourced video transcription service, right out of school. During college, held multiple internships at IBM in Burlington, VT and spent one summer working at Lockheed Martin in Burlington, MA.
Clubs/Activities You Were Involved In While At UR: Cross Country / Track, Study Abroad in Sydney, Australia
LinkedIn Address: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tylerkieft

Co-sponsored by the Computer Science Undergraduate Group (CSUG).

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