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Eight tips for new computer science graduates

Eight tips for new computer science graduates



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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    • 8 tips for new graduates A slightly irreverent viewpoint Wayne K.Yamamoto, CEO yamamoto@charityblossom.orgyamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Nerds (you) rule! You are valued, in high demand, and have power.yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
    • 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 parties.yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
    • 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
    • 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
    • Don’t eat all the chips There will be free food. It’s not without cost.yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
    • 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
    • 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
    • Reading • TechCrunch • Techmeme • Hacker News • stackoverflow • reddityamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org
    • Questions? Wayne K.Yamamoto, CEO Charity Blossom (www.charityblossom.org)yamamoto@charityblossom.org www.charityblossom.org