8 tips for new graduates                              A slightly irreverent viewpoint                              Wayne K...
CSE as a Foundation                                                          Wayne K.Yamamoto                             ...
Helping your charity blossom                                (commercial)             •    Startup in Palo Alto, CA        ...
A perspective from the                            trenches             • Intended for new graduates entering the          ...
Nerds (you) rule!                You are valued, in high demand, and have power.yamamoto@charityblossom.org   www.charityb...
Nose to the grindstone                              Work Hard!!yamamoto@charityblossom.org   www.charityblossom.org
Love what you do                                  Life is short.yamamoto@charityblossom.org   www.charityblossom.org
Make Friends                                          Summer Bash   This is important....             but go to the partie...
Politics Matter                  You                                “Cool Kids”                          Make friends with...
Have a career path                                                                         Guido                          ...
Don’t eat all the chips            There will be free food. It’s not without cost.yamamoto@charityblossom.org   www.charit...
Women matter(s)                                                  :                = 10:1                               She...
8 tips             •    Nerds (you) rule!             •    Keep your nose to the grindstone             •    Love what you...
Reading             • TechCrunch             • Techmeme             • Hacker News             • stackoverflow             •...
Questions?                            Wayne K.Yamamoto, CEO                    Charity Blossom (www.charityblossom.org)yam...
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Talk at the University of Washington CSE department 04/05/11

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Eight tips for new computer science graduates

  1. 1. 8 tips for new graduates A slightly irreverent viewpoint Wayne K.Yamamoto, CEO yamamoto@charityblossom.orgyamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  2. 2. CSE as a Foundation Wayne K.Yamamoto CEO, Co-Founder Co-Founder, VP Products Chief Architect (first engineer), Vice President, Engineering Sun Microsystems, Engineer Bell Labs, Engineer University of Washingtonyamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  3. 3. Helping your charity blossom (commercial) • Startup in Palo Alto, CA • Help nonprofits raise money • “Work hard. Do Good. Get Paid.” • Looking for interns and new grads (engineers) • Interested? www.charityblossom.org/corp/uwyamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  4. 4. A perspective from the trenches • Intended for new graduates entering the work force • Mostly for software engineers... • ...joining a startup • ...but possibly helpful in general • Your mileage may varyyamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  5. 5. Nerds (you) rule! You are valued, in high demand, and have power.yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  6. 6. Nose to the grindstone Work Hard!!yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  7. 7. Love what you do Life is short.yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  8. 8. Make Friends Summer Bash This is important.... but go to the parties.yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  9. 9. Politics Matter You “Cool Kids” Make friends with the cool kids. It’s junior high school all over again.yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  10. 10. Have a career path Guido van Rossum l ch nica Te Mark Zuckerberg Bill Gates You Bus ine ss Steve Jobsyamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  11. 11. Don’t eat all the chips There will be free food. It’s not without cost.yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  12. 12. Women matter(s) : = 10:1 Sheryl Sandberg, Emma Brunskill, Barbie COO Facebook UW/MIT/UCB Joy Su, Topix Barb Liskov, Adriana Gascoigne MIT Marissa Mayer, Gail Alverson,yamamoto@charityblossom.org VP Google UW/Cray www.charityblossom.org
  13. 13. 8 tips • Nerds (you) rule! • Keep your nose to the grindstone • Love what you do • Make friends • Politics matter • Have a career path • Don’t eat all the chips • Women matter(s)yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  14. 14. Reading • TechCrunch • Techmeme • Hacker News • stackoverflow • reddityamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  15. 15. Questions? Wayne K.Yamamoto, CEO Charity Blossom (www.charityblossom.org)yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
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