B.S., Computer Science 2006
How did you become interested in your field?
I got interested in the field after the dot com boom in 2000 when I saw the amazing web applications built using HTML and Java script
What do you do for a living now? What do you enjoy most about your current career position?
I work for Intel as a SAP Technical Architect where I explore new features within SAP and implement these features into Intel’s long terms strategic plan. What I enjoy most about this role is that I get to play with the latest and greatest technologies while making million dollar decisions that affect Intel’s bottom line. I also get to travel around the world and meet new people.
What have been the biggest challenges in your career?
Working on career development while keeping up with current work load.
What is the best professional lesson you learned from the Computer Science Department?
Ask questions when in doubt, never jump in rash decisions, and take a holistic analysis of a problem on paper before writing code.
What was the best class you took? Did you have a favorite Professor?
Algorithms and their Analysis, my favorite professor was Dr. Kris Stewart and Dr. John Donald. They were not only good professors in their field of study but they gave good advice on how to survive the real world.
What is your favorite memory from the time spent in the department?
Working in the lab for 2 nights straight in a group of 5 on a Computer Architecture class where we had to develop a 4bit processor using logic gates.
What advice do you have for our current students?
Stay with it. America needs more Engineers plus Computer science is the gate way to many other careers. You gain a lot of respect in the industry with a computer science degree and lots of jobs offers and a nice starting salary 🙂
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