Fall 2007 Speakers

Date Speaker Topic
8/24 John Carter, Associate Director, School of Computing
Lisa Christensen, Asst Director, UofU Career Services
Course overview and career planning
8/31 Kent Erickson, Senior VP and General Manager of WorkGroup Solutions, Novell Opportunities and challenges facing young CS professionals
9/7 Rene Limberger and Marcos Fajardo, Sony Pictures Imageworks Technical challenges and career opportunities in the digital animation and special effects industry
9/14 Frank Salm, VP of Marketing, Sylantro Telecommunications in the New Age
9/21 Tom Ngo, CTO of NextPage How virtual creatures can learn to walk and jump by artificial evolution - and other fun topics
9/28 Jonathan Rayback, Manager of Software Engineering, Motorola Agile software development: Building software in the real world
10/5 Casey Anderson, QA Manager of Control-4 Developing and testing software for embedded systems
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10/19 No class ---
10/26 Rick Kreifeldt, VP of System Development and Integration, Harman Pro The Importance of Life-long Learning for Software Engineers
11/2 Steven Roy, Governor's Office of Economic Development and USTAR Finding the Career That's Right for You
11/9 Rob Nelson, Director of Technology, Avalanche Studios (Disney Interactive) Video Game Engines and Assets Pipeline
11/16 Bruce Merrell, CEO of Browz Group Starting or Working at a Startup: A Journey Down "Laptop Lane"
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11/30 Virgil Fernandez, VP and CTO, Tomax Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI/DSS)
12/7 Stephen Brueske, Deputy Chief, Systems Operation Division, National Weather Service National Weather Service Information Technology