Oct 24 12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Product Management Talk By Yelp @ Gates Building, room 104

COMPUTER FORUM Presents...... *Product Manager Workshop** **Title: The Invisible Hand of Yelp: How we motivate people to contribute great content** **Speaker: Vivek Patel - Vice President, Business Products** **Date: Friday, October 24, 2014** **Time: 12pm - 1pm** **Location: Gates Building, room 104** * Lunch will be provided *Abstract:* Great content is what has always set Yelp apart. Come learn about how we approach building new mobile products that inspire quality content contribution. We'll also talk about what it means to be a product manager at Yelp and what we look for in our APM program. *Bio:* Vivek joined Yelp's product management team in 2009 and led international product expansion. As VP of Business Products, he is now responsible for building Yelp's revenue generating products. Prior to joining Yelp, Vivek was Director of Product Management at SugarSync, an online backup and synchronization service. Vivek began his career as an entrepreneur and co-founded a company that developed Blazer, one of the first mobile web browsers for PalmOS. The company was acquired by Handspring and Blazer shipped as the default web browser on Treo smartphones. Vivek received a B.S. in computer science and a M.A. in learning, design, and technology from Stanford University.
Oct 27 12:00 PM
1:00 PM
C3 Energy Info Session @ Gates Building, room 104

The Computer Forum presents: C3 Energy Info Session Speaker: Louis Poirier, Sr. Data Scientist, Stanford MS Alumni '12 Date: October 27, 2014 Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 Lunch will be served! Abstract: C3 Energy employees are tackling some of the most challenging problems in computer science and communication technology. C3 Energy is hiring extraordinary professionals who want to contribute to one of the fastest growing software companies in the world. As team members, we believe deeply in C3 Energy's potential to change the world for the better, and we're looking for a select group of individuals to join us as we take on the challenges to accomplish our vision. Bio: Louis Poirier is a Sr. Data Scientist at C3 Energy. He joined the company in 2012 after completing his Master of Science (MS) in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford. His passion is Machine learning looking at solving meaningful problems in Energy. He believes in solving these problems by enhancing traditional engineering approaches using available data and appropriate learning algorithms. Add event to your calenar: C3 Energy <https://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=dWVtaThzYXAwMWw4NzVjNmNwaHFscThxNWsgbmFxZjlyZTF2ZmtvNmFibjc5Nmo3MGRrbzBAZw&tmsrc=naqf9re1vfko6abn796j70dko0%40group.calendar.google.com>
Oct 27 5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Lightspeed Presents Nutanix And Delphix @ Gates Building, room 104

Lightspeed Info Session Speaker: Abhinay Nagpal, Nutanix & Ankur Sarin, Delphix Date: October 27, 2014 Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 Food will be served! Abstract: <b><i>Nutanix</b></i> Nutanix is bringing the highly scalable, economic datacenter infrastructure of the largest internet companies (such as Amazon's EC2) to the enterprise. Based on distributed systems concepts employed in core infrastructure at Google, our converged virtualization offering can scale to manage petabytes of data while running thousands of virtual machines. We disrupted the multi-billion dollar storage industry -- eliminating the need for network and SAN storage. Now we are building an uncompromisingly simple virtual computing platform that brings the public and private cloud together in a hypervisor and hardware agnostic fashion. Ever wonder how Google, Facebook, and Amazon's datacenters operate? Join Nutanix in discussing the evolution of the datacenter and the disruption brought on by webscale technologies. The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform integrates high-performance server resources with enterprise-class storage in a cost-effective 2U appliance. It eliminates the need for network-based storage architecture, such as a storage area network (SAN) or network-attached storage (NAS). Google, Amazon, and Facebook have embraced converged architectures that collapse disparate compute and storage tiers into a unified system. The scalability, performance, and efficiency that these large datacenters enjoy are now available to all enterprise and government agencies. <b><i> Delphix</b></i> At Delphix, engineers have the freedom to identify customer problems, articulate solutions, and drive end-to-end execution of projects and strategy. Whether it's developing new abstractions in the file system, designing an architecture to interoperate with a new database, or developing a new cloud paradigm for virtualizing data, there is no lack of hard problems and opportunities at Delphix. Delphix Engineering is a team of world-class Computer Science problem-solvers with areas of excellence in data structures, algorithms, design patterns, object models, and coding. Our engineers don't just code: they drive end-to-end product strategy and delivery. The team includes the inventors and architects of the VMware platform, ZFS, DTrace, Oracle RAC, DataGuard, and Flashback. We're looking for the next great innovators to join us. Come find out more about the challenging technical problems we are solving at Delphix! Bios: <b><i>Abhinay Nagpal, Nutanix</b></I> Before joining Nutanix, Abhinay was a Software Engineer on the infrastructure team at LinkedIn. He obtained a Master's degree in Computer Science in 2012 from Stanford University and previously, a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology. <b><i>Ankur Sarin, Delphix</b></I> Ankur Sarin completed his undergrad in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University before his two-year tenure on the Virtual OS team at Oracle, as a member of the database team. He then attended Stanford to complete an MS in Computer Science, with a focus in Systems and Artificial Intelligence. While completing his Masters program at Stanford, Sarin interned at Delphix, working on the initial SQL Server product. Ankur has been with Delphix full time since July 2013, working on various data platforms: SQL Server, Sybase (release in the most recent product release) and MySQL (coming up in the next product release). Add event to your calendar: Lightspeed <https://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MnAybDJxYjVianR2N3NjaThhOHBqbDYxZG8gbmFxZjlyZTF2ZmtvNmFibjc5Nmo3MGRrbzBAZw&tmsrc=naqf9re1vfko6abn796j70dko0%40group.calendar.google.com>
Oct 27 6:00 PM
7:00 PM
Informs 101 Series: Operations Research @ Y2E2 101

As a kind reminder, we will have the third talk of INFORMS 101 series on 10/27 next Monday. The talk is at introductory level, and no previous knowledge is required. Dinner will be served! Date/time: 10/27 6 - 7 pm Location: Y2E2 101 Speaker: Professor Yinyu Ye (MS&E) Area: Operations Research
Oct 27 6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Doordash Info Session @ Gates Building, room 104

The Computer Forum presents DoorDash Info Session Speaker: Matt Frisbie, Software Engineer Andy Fang, Cofounder Stanley Tang, Cofounder Date: October 27, 2014 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 Oren's Hummus will be served! Exchange resume for DoorDash credits! 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 to their customers 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 be talking about how we quote our delivery ETAs from the data we collect from the various parties within our logistics system. We will also provide a glimpse into the challenges DoorDash faces as it scales to a national level. Bio: Matt Frisbie came on as the first engineer at DoorDash, where he is currently working on frontend, backend, and data challenges. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 in computer engineering. He is also heavily involved with the AngularJS community, authoring several popular tutorials, a video series, and an upcoming book. 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. Add event to your calendar: DoorDash <https://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=dGlsdmJvZHFkN2E1ZGRvbTQ0cGdwNDFxMzAgbmFxZjlyZTF2ZmtvNmFibjc5Nmo3MGRrbzBAZw&tmsrc=naqf9re1vfko6abn796j70dko0%40group.calendar.google.com>
Oct 28 3:30 PM
4:30 PM
Linkedin Tech Talk @ Gates Building, room 104

COMPUTER FORUM Presents...... *LinkedIn Tech Talk** **Title: Economic Insights from LinkedIn's Professional Network** **Speaker: Dr. June Andrews, Sr. Data Scientist (LinkedIn)** **Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014** **Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm** **Location: Gates Building, room 104* Food will be provided! *Abstract:* With LinkedIn's wealth of data we can answer questions previously limited by human resources. We can ask which industries have the most ties with health care? How do you meet Richard Branson? More seriously, what types of connections are used to find jobs? To answer these questions, we weave the algorithmic complexities and data harvesting into stories that enrich our understanding of the answers. *Bio:* Prior to LinkedIn, June has worked on the Search Team at Yelp, predicted voting patterns in Wikipedia, and studied the structure of several large networks. Currently, June works towards understanding the impact of LinkedIn's Professional Network both on the global scale and for the individual member. She holds degrees in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley and Cornell.
Oct 29 12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Liveramp Info Session, Ocotber 29 @ Gates Building, room 219

The Computer Forum presents LiveRamp Info Session *Speaker: Jeremy Lizt, Founder & VP of Engineering* Date: October 29, 2014 Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: Gates Building, room 219 Treehouse will be served! Abstract: LiveRamp has a higher data/engineer ratio than Google, Facebook, or those other companies you may have heard of. We see over 2 billion API requests every day and process over 5 petabytes of data. And we handle all of this with a 26 person engineering team. Come eat and learn about how we are tackling tough challenges in Big Data and what it's like to be a member of our growing team. Bio: Jeremy is the VP of Engineering and a founder of LiveRamp. Between helping our team come up with innovative solutions and encouraging open source contributions, Jeremy plays keyboard in a band. Jeremy graduated for Harvard with a degree in Applied Mathematics and loves hearing about new challenge problems and puzzles. Add event to your calendar: LiveRamp <https://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MzIzMTNoaXZnNDBxbHJlaTg3aWJoNThxYWcgbmFxZjlyZTF2ZmtvNmFibjc5Nmo3MGRrbzBAZw&tmsrc=naqf9re1vfko6abn796j70dko0%40group.calendar.google.com> --
Oct 29 5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Accenture Info Session @ Gates Building, room 104

The Computer Forum presents Accenture Info Session Speaker: Prith Banerjee: Managing Director of Global Technology Research and Development Date: October 29, 2014 Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 Thaiphoon will be served! Abstract: Accenture is one of the world's leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Accenture Technology Labs (ATL), the centralized research and development organization within Accenture, explores new and emerging technologies to create a vision of how technology will shape the future and invent the next wave of cutting-edge business solutions. The talk will provide an overview of four Strategic Innovation Initiatives at Labs: (1) Digital Customer (2) Digital Workflow (3) Industrial Internet and (4) Intelligent Application Delivery. Each year, Accenture Technology Labs prepares a Technology Vision document which documents the key technology trends facing the IT industry in the next 5 years. The talk will also provide an overview of some of the technology trends that are outlined in the 2014 Technology Vision. Bio: Prith is currently managing director of Global Technology Research and Development. In this role, he is responsible for Accenture Technology Labs, Accenture's Technology Vision research, and serves as one of Accenture's lead spokespeople on innovation and technology trends. Formerly, he was the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of ABB, a leader in power and automation technologies. Previously, he was senior vice president of research at HP and director of HP Labs. He was dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago and was the Walter P. Murphy Professor and chairman of electrical and computer engineering at Northwestern University. Prior to that, he was professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2000, he founded AccelChip, a developer of products for electronic design automation, which was sold to Xilinx Inc. in 2006. During 2005-2011, he was founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist of BINACHIP Inc., a developer of products in electronic design automation. His research interests are in electronic design automation, and parallel computing, and he is the author of about 350 research papers. He has also supervised 37 Ph.D. students and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cray and the Technical Advisory Board of Cypress. In the past Prith served on the National Academy of Engineering Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, the Board of the Anita Borg Institute, and the Technical Advisory Boards of Ambit Design Systems, Atrenta and Calypto Design Systems. Prith was listed in the FastCompany list of 100 top business leaders in 2009. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM and IEEE and a recipient of the 1996 ASEE Terman Award and the 1987 NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award. He received a B.Tech. (President's Gold Medalist) in electronics engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana. Add event to your calendar: Accenture <https://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=Nm5pOHExMDBwZzVrdnJzcnE2NWY5bWMxM2MgbmFxZjlyZTF2ZmtvNmFibjc5Nmo3MGRrbzBAZw&tmsrc=naqf9re1vfko6abn796j70dko0%40group.calendar.google.com> -- Trudy Gonzalez Recruiting Coordinator Computer Forum 650 723-2999 forum.stanford.edu Office hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm PST
Oct 29 6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Optumsoft Info Session @ Gates Building, room 104

The Computer Forum presents: OptumSoft Info Session Speaker: Hakan Baba, Software Engineer Kavinda Wewegama, Software Engineer Date: October 29, 2014 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 Food will be provided! Abstract: Developing scalable cloud applications with distributed state is difficult: It takes too long to develop, is difficult to maintain and extend, challenging to provide predictable fast response times, and prone to failures. To solve this, we have developed TACC (pronounced "taxi"), an enterprise class cloud software platform that takes the pain out of scalable cloud application development. TACC provides a unified application development platform with high performance distributed communication, controlled but automated state replication, fault-tolerance and extensibility. With TACC, application developers can focus on their core expertise: their own application logic! Please join us for good food and an introduction to the exciting work we do at OptumSoft! Bio: Hakan graduated from Stanford EE with a masters degree in 2009. After graduation he worked as a HW validation engineer in the silicon industry for 2 years. Since 2012 he has been working in OptumSoft as a software engineer. Kavinda graduated from Stanford in 2011 with a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering and a MS CS. His interest in systems led him to research with Stanford's Distributed Systems Group and then eventually to an internship at OptumSoft. He has been working full-time with OptumSoft since graduation. Add event to your calendar: OptumSoft <https://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=b3VybTZjajl1ZWRsZXV2OW43bThvYnNyNnMgbmFxZjlyZTF2ZmtvNmFibjc5Nmo3MGRrbzBAZw&tmsrc=naqf9re1vfko6abn796j70dko0%40group.calendar.google.com> -- Trudy Gonzalez Recruiting Coordinator Computer Forum 650 723-2999 forum.stanford.edu Office hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm PST
Nov 12 12:00 PM
2:00 PM
Salesforce Special Workshop - Intro To Visual App Development @ Packard Building, room 204

COMPUTER FORUM Presents..... *Salesforce Special Workshop - Hands on Workshop: Intro to Visual App Development** **Date: November 12, 2014** **Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm** **Location: Packard Building, room 204 * *To register, please visit* https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salesforce-stanford-university-tickets-13863314547 Lunch will be provided! *Abstract:* Want to add one of the top paying tech skills to your resume before graduation? Salesforce skills are in high demand in the job market, and now is your opportunity to learn. Bring your laptop and join us for a hands on workshop on your campus! Whether you are an experienced programmer or have never touched code before you can build a web or mobile app using the Salesforce platform.