Feb 02 5:00 PM
6:00 PM
WiCS Speaker Series: Quinn Dunki, Creating Your Own Computer @ Gates 200

*WiCS Speaker Series Presents:* *Quinn Dunki* *Monday, February 2, 2015 at 5pm-6pm* *Dinner will be provided, will follow right after the talk* *Gates 200 * Everyone is welcome RSVP: *http://goo.gl/forms/6z3R6ySDWU <http://goo.gl/forms/6z3R6ySDWU>* (RSVP for the talk highly requested) Have you ever wanted to build your own computer? Are you curious on how you can combine software and hardware? On February 2nd, WiCS will be hosting Quinn Dunki, who often blogs <http://quinndunki.com/blondihacks/?p=680> about her experiences in building her own computer. She Quinn will be speaking about her work, her projects and her journey. She will talk to us about computer systems, and how she hacked and built an entire computer, named Veronica, from scratch. She will also give a run-down on her multi-year adventure teaching herself computer engineering, why she built it and what she learned in the process. She was recently selected as a feature speaker at the hackaday conference. Dinner will be provided, and will follow right after the talk. You will be able to talk to her and ask about some of her experiences in a more conversational setting. Since she is here as a guest-speaker for the class CS 107E (Computer Systems for the Ground Up), some of the professors teaching CS 107E will also be present for dinner. RSVP for the talk highly requested for headcount. Students and faculty are all invited and welcome!
Feb 02 6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Workday Info Session @ Gates Building, room 104

Th Computer Forum presents: Workday Info Session Speaker name: Amir Afghani, Senior Software Development Engineer Date: February 2, 2015 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location:Gates Building, room 104 Dinner will be served! Abstract: Learn how an cloud architecture has changed and adapted over the years in response to fundamental problems and changes in the enterprise. Find out where enterprise architectures are going in the coming years and the challenging problems we face. Bio: Amir worked in application performance management at HP for 9 years on JVM profilers, and Workday's Report Writing Service for 4.
Feb 03 5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Doordash Info Session @ Gates

The Computer Forum presents: DoorDash Info Session Speaker name: Alvin Chow, Senior Software Engineer Stanley Tang, Cofounder Andy Fang, Cofounder Date: February 3, 2015 Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location:Gates Building, room 104 Darbar will be served! Abstract: DoorDash is a on-demand delivery startup based in Palo Alto. We're trying to solve the problem of "last mile" delivery by enabling any merchant to deliver in under 45 minutes. We onboard drivers who use our own logistics software and take the headache of delivery away from the merchant. We aim to create the world's most reliable on-demand delivery platform. In this talk, we'll talk about how DoorDash made the transition from Heroku to AWS as part of our efforts to scale to the national level. Bio: Alvin Chow is DoorDash's first senior software engineer. He graduated from Stanford with MS/BS in EE in 2009 and was the lead engineer at Tiller before joining DoorDash in February. Andy Fang leads engineering at DoorDash. He cofounded DoorDash at Stanford in 2013 before graduating with a CS degree (Information concentration) in June 2014. He likes to do the code. Stanley leads product and growth at DoorDash, having graduated from Stanford in 2014. He cofounded the company because he wanted to become the world's fastest delivery driver. He exclusively eats sushi and owns a pet chillbear.
Feb 05 12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Career Workshop - Making The Most Of Your First Five Years After Stanford @ Gates Building, room 104

Dear Students, You are invited to attend the Computer Forum Career Strategy Workshop on "Making the Most of Your First Five Years after Stanford" on Thursday, February 5, in the Gates Building, room 104 *Career Strategy Workshop** **Topic: Making the Most of Your First Five Years after Stanford** **Speaker: Ryan Noon, Head of Analytics (Dropbox), Parastructure Founder** ** Marty Hu, Mailbox Engineering (Dropbox), Predictive Edge founder** **Date: February 5, 2015** **Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm** **Location: Gates Building, room 104* Lunch will be provided! *Abstract:* Stanford is a wonderful place but these crazy times figuring out what to do next can be nerve-wracking. In this talk, two accomplished recent Stanford CS alums will share their experiences and heuristics for finding the right fit. *Bios:* Ryan Noon leads Dropbox's analytics teams in building new products and open source infrastructure to make hundreds of petabytes more valuable to the company and our users. Previously, Ryan was a founder at Parastrucutre, which was acquired by Dropbox in May 2014. Parastructure was an enterprise data visualization startup funded by Accel Partners, Andy Bechtolsheim, Dave Cheriton, and Amr Awadallah. Prior to Parastructure, Ryan led the engineering team at Ayasdi, a data analysis company spun out of DARPA and Stanford Math. Ryan holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from Stanford where he was a Section Leader and systems TA. Marty Hu is the technical lead for Mailbox sync, which powers email for all Mailbox users. Previously, he was a founder at Predictive Edge, an analytics startup acquired by Dropbox in June 2014. Marty holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford where he was a Section Leader and received Tau Beta Pi honors. -- ****************************** Connie Chan Stanford Computer Forum Executive Director O: 650.723.9689 F: 650.725.7411 http://forum.stanford.edu
Feb 11 12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Global Girlhoods: Transnational Media, Human Rights, and Rhetoric/Writing Studies @ CERAS Learning Hall

In this presentation, Wendy S. Hesford demonstrates how geopolitical discourses on the war on terror, neoliberal development, and human rights map vulnerability onto certain children’s bodies--but not others. Hesford examines the transnational mediation of the story of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old shot by the Taliban for her advocacy for Pakistani girls’ right to education. In contrast to translations of her story into stock narratives of gendered victimization, Malala’s navigation of diverse geopolitical agendas and media compels us to recognize youth activists’ transnational literacy practices and politicized subjectivities, and the value of a transnational approach to teaching rhetoric and writing in the digital age. Wendy Hesford is Professor of Writing/Rhetoric/Literacy Studies in the Department of English at The Ohio State University. During her directorship, the First-Year Writing Program received the NCTE/CCCC Excellence Award for its innovative curriculum and strength in preparing instructors to teach writing. She is the author of Framing Identities: Autobiography and the Politics of Pedagogy, which won the W. Ross Winterowd Book Award, and Spectacular Rhetorics: Human Rights Visions, Recognitions, Feminisms, winner of the Rhetoric Society of America Book Award. With Brenda Brueggemann, she co-authored the textbook Rhetorical Visions, Reading and Writing about Visual Culture. Hesford has held Visiting Scholar appointments at Emory Law School’s Feminist Legal Project, and Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Human Rights. Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CERAS Learning Hall Lunch will be provided; please arrive 10-15 minutes early.