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Eight tips for new computer science graduates
Eight tips for new computer science graduates
Eight tips for new computer science graduates
Eight tips for new computer science graduates
Eight tips for new computer science graduates
Eight tips for new computer science graduates
Eight tips for new computer science graduates
Eight tips for new computer science graduates
Eight tips for new computer science graduates
Eight tips for new computer science graduates
Eight tips for new computer science graduates
Eight tips for new computer science graduates
Eight tips for new computer science graduates
Eight tips for new computer science graduates
Eight tips for new computer science graduates
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Eight tips for new computer science graduates

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Talk at the University of Washington CSE department 04/05/11

Talk at the University of Washington CSE department 04/05/11

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  • 1. 8 tips for new graduates A slightly irreverent viewpoint Wayne K.Yamamoto, CEO yamamoto@charityblossom.orgyamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  • 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. 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. 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. Nerds (you) rule! You are valued, in high demand, and have power.yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  • 6. Nose to the grindstone Work Hard!!yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  • 7. Love what you do Life is short.yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  • 8. Make Friends Summer Bash This is important.... but go to the parties.yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  • 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. 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. Don’t eat all the chips There will be free food. It’s not without cost.yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  • 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. 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. Reading • TechCrunch • Techmeme • Hacker News • stackoverflow • reddityamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
  • 15. Questions? Wayne K.Yamamoto, CEO Charity Blossom (www.charityblossom.org)yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org

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