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Students4Startups Fall 2010 Mixer Presentation - Working with LA Startups

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Students4Startups presentation to current students and recent grads on working with with LA Startups.

Students4Startups presentation to current students and recent grads on working with with LA Startups.

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  • 1. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups http://twitter.com/student4startup http://students4startups.com
  • 2. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups Special Thanks • UCLA, USC & Caltech • Mike Gammarino • John Shiple • Chris To • Jordan Mendler • Many others
  • 3. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups Intro • Darren Rush – CmpE – Georgia Tech – Founder & CEO of Koders.com (Acquired 2008) – Founder of PowCloud – Cloud-hosted Search platform – twitter.com/darrenrush • LA has rich history of software startup success • Startups are the most exciting & challenging opportunities you will find • Great companies, smart students & grads here today • 6 tips for your future in technology leadership
  • 4. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups LA Startup Successes • Quarterdeck (IPO/Symantec) • Norton Utilities (Symantec) • Overture (IPO/Yahoo) • Geocities • Applied Semantics (Google AdSense) • LowerMyBills (Experian) • PriceGrabber • CitySearch • ShopZilla • Picasa (Google) • MySpace (News Corp) • eHarmony • LegalZoom • Hulu • Many, many more…
  • 5. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups Next Generation of Startups
  • 6. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups Big Co. vs Startup • Never Meet the CEO • Guaranteed to meet the CEO • Test a Feature • Build Feature(s) • Projects may never see light of day • Projects launched In Production • Employee #13412 • Part of Core Team
  • 7. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups Skills & Technologies • NoSQL • Real-time/PubSub • Analytics • BigData • Natural Language Processing • High Performance Computing • Search • User Experience • Agile/Scrum/XP • Ad Optimization
  • 8. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups 6 Tips to Prepare for Future Tech Leadership 1. Participate in the community (meetups) 2. Establish relationships early (while still in school) 3. Learn technology ACTUALLY being used 4. Contribute to Open Source – add it to your resume 5. Seek out Internships – part-time and summer 6. Learn about business too
  • 9. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups Next Steps • Follow Us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/student4startup • Submit Your Resume – http://students4startups.com • Meet Startup Founders & Teams
  • 10. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups Meet the Startups
  • 11. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups • Cloud-hosted Platform for Lucene/SOLR Search • Full-time & Summer Interns • Skills: Ruby, Search, SOLR, NoSQL, UX
  • 12. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups • Personal eCommerce for Women • Full-time & Part-time Interns • Skills: Smart
  • 13. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups • Adsense for the real world. • Full-time & Summer Interns, whatever • Skills: Python, Tornado, MongoDB, Mobile Cloud
  • 14. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups • Advanced marketing, tracking & media buying • Full-time & Summer Interns • Skills: Hadoop, Map Reduce, Cassandra, Python
  • 15. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups • Personal Genome Sequencing in the Cloud • Full-time & Summer Interns • Skills: Hadoop, Hbase, GWT, Statistics, Algorithms
  • 16. Tech Internships at Southern California Startups • Mobile Entertainment Network • Full-time & Summer Interns • Skills: Perl, Javascript, WebKit, Java