CS 3011: Industry Forum — Spring 2015

Fridays, 10:45am-11:35am   MEB 3147 (LCR)

Organizer: Kobus Van der Merwe (kobus@cs.utah.edu)

Schedule (subject to change)

Date Speaker Topic
1/16 John Regehr
School of Computing
Is Grad School Right for You?
1/23 Colton Griffiths
UofU Career Services
Career Planning
1/30 Glenn Ricart
US Ignite
I've liked all the jobs I've had
2/6 Tammy Green
Blue Coat
Making a Difference - Careers in Security and Privacy.
2/13 Jeff Pinkston
2/20 No meeting
2/27 David Goldberg
Building software at google scale and speed
3/6 Stacy Pierce
Rockwell Collins
Dream Job - Dream Employee
3/13 Brian Pugh, David Torgerson
AWS: What it is and how we use it at Lucid Software
3/20 Spring Break - No meeting
3/27 John Hatfield
Starting a career in software development
4/3 Michelle Kolbe
Everyone has data. How can you help them gain insights from that data?
4/10 Sue Dintelman
Pleiades Software Development, Inc. Utah Health Information Network
Non-technical Skills for Success
4/17 R. Whitney Johnson
Patent Law: A Road Less Traveled
4/24 Jason Madsen
Engineering Grit (things I wish my software engineering father had pushed me to learn)

About the Class

Industry Forum is designed to expose students to topics that are not discussed in depth as part of the normal curriculum, but that are likely to be important after they graduate. Each week one or more guest speakers, typically local and national business leaders, will give a talk and answer questions on a topic of interest to them. Topics will run the gamut from the highly career oriented (e.g., how to write a resume and interview or how to decide if graduate school is right for you) to the highly technical (e.g., how video special effects are generated or how software development organizations manage complex system development). The objective of the course is for students to understand what kinds of careers are available after graduation and how students should be preparing beyond their coursework.

Assignments and Grading

For each class meeting, each student should submit a talk evaluation as described here. Students must hand in (at least) ten written evaluations. Assignments are due at the start of the following week's class. Turn them in via the course Canvas page.

In addition, each student must write a 5-page final report on a topic related to the course, e.g., an overview of what you learned/liked/disliked, a more detailed study of a subject that one of the speakers raised, etc. The 5-page final report is due on the last day of classes and needs to be submitted via Canvas.

Course communication

Course communication will be done via Canvas.

Applying CS 3011 Towards Your CS Electives

EAE students will not be able to count CS 3011 (or any one- or two-credit courses) as an elective.

For regular CS students, CS 3011 can be applied towards a CS elective course requirement, and you can retake CS 3011 for credit up to three times. Seven CS electives, 3+ credits each, 3000-level or higher are required for the regular CS track. Six (6) full CS courses (3-4 cr) must be taken. The 7th course may be any combination of Senior Capstone Design, CS 3011, CS 3020, CS 4010, CS 4190 or CS 5040 (up to three credits). Four-credit classes cannot be combined with one or two-credit courses to equal the final elective.

College of Engineering Academic Guidelines

You can read about the College of Engineering's policies on appeals, withdrawing from courses, and repeating courses here.

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