Nov 03 5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Splunk Info Session @ Gates Building, room 104

The Computer Forum presents: Splunk Info Session Speaker: Rob Reed- Worldwide Education Evangelist Date: November 3, 2014 Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 Dinner will be served! Abstract: As a non-relational data store with a user-friendly interface, Splunk has the potential to relieve much data tedium so that students and faculty can focus more on answering questions vs scrubbing data. During this talk, Rob will give an overview of Splunk and cover some of the more interesting use cases in both academia and industry. Bio: For the last three years, Rob has been working with faculty and students to look at novel uses of Splunk in the academic realm. Rob received his BS degrees from Webb Institute ( and a Master's Degree in Finance from Indiana University. He has spent most of his career thinking about the intersection of technology and the academic experience. Rob has served as a faculty member at Indiana University, as well as in various higher-education-focused roles at Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Adobe. Add event to your calendar:Splunk <> -- Trudy Gonzalez Recruiting Coordinator Computer Forum 650 723-2999 Office hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm PST
Nov 03 6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Northrop Grumman Info Session @ Gates Building, room 104

The Computer Forum presents: Northrop Grumman Info Session Speaker: Stephen Allen, Technical Fellow Date: November 3, 2014 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 Dinner will be served! Abstract: At Northrop Grumman, our employees comprise a team with a mission: global security. Safeguarding the world isn't an easy job, so if you're looking to solve the world's toughest challenges, you're exploring the right company. We'll support you through training and employee resource groups as you work side-by-side with skilled professionals. In fact, we have been consistently voted a top employer for new grads and interns just like you. Across our career areas and around the globe, we see the value of our performance every day. We are Northrop Grumman. And connecting to you is at the heart of what we do. Join Northrop Grumman for a presentation on the DoD Cyber Forensics Challenge. The Northrop Grumman team successfully won back-to-back championships of the DoD Cyber Crime Center Digital Forensics Challenge. This presentation will discuss some of the obstacles the team faced during different stages of the competition, as well as some of the techniques developed to overcome them. Bio: Stephen Allen has been a Northrop Grumman Technical Fellow since 2012. He is currently the Technical Director for a communication technology laboratory at Northrop Grumman's San Jose campus where he provides technical direction for an award winning team of scientists, engineers and technicians to provide analytical and technical support to U.S. intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance efforts at all layers of the OSI model. The team was recognized with the Northrop Grumman Chairman's award in 2007 and were the international grand champions for the 2012 and 2013 DoD Cyber Forensics Challenge competition. Steve has a BSEE from the University of Southern Maine and an MSEE from Stanford University and started his career in 1992 with TRW/ESL (since acquired by Northrop Grumman). In 2002, he was recalled to active duty and served as Captain with the United States Army in Afghanistan. Add event to your calendar: Northrop Gumman <>
Nov 04 6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Counsyl Info Session @ Gates Building, room 104

The Computer Forum presents: Counsyl Info Session Speaker: Corey Schaninger, Software Engineer Date: November 4, 2014 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 Dinner will be served! Abstract: Counsyl is a technology company that strives to give millions of men and women access to vital information about their bodies, helping them confidently make choices about their lives. The team consists of world class engineers, scientists and clinical experts as well as a renowned engineering and scientific advisory board. Counsyl integrates sophisticated technology with custom robotic automation in its accredited medical laboratory. This focus on technology has made Counsyl a leader in helping patients and doctors communicate about medical results in real time. Its products have won the Wall Street Journal's Innovation Award for Medicine, and have been named one of Scientific American's "Top 10 World Changing Ideas." The vast majority of our operations are powered by our own custom-built infrastructure on a Python/Django/Postgres stack, from ordering to lab processing to billing. We're building new tools, new workflows, and new infrastructure to solve the challenging problems of a technology startup involved with not just bits, but also interconnected physical components like lab robotics and patient samples. Counsyl's Family Prep Screen has already helped hundreds of thousands of people discover critical information before having children, and the Counsyl platform extends beyond family preparation to include inherited cancer screening. The cost of sequencing human genomes is plunging - over 5x faster than the cost of computing; the potential impact on preventive healthcare and the medical landscape is boundless. The science is there but the scale isn't. That's where Counsyl comes in. We are building the technology platform to make genomics useful and accessible to everyone. Don't be intimidated if you don't have a genomics background; solving these problems fundamentally requires software solutions. We're looking for the best and brightest software engineers --- strong generalists with solid CS fundamentals and practical software engineering intuition --- to help us scale up genomics to billions of users. So if you're interested in robotics, sequencing, machine learning, or building the UI for the medical genome, come learn more at our info session. Free Thaiphoon, t-shirts, and stickers! Bio: Corey Schaninger is a software engineer at Counsyl working to bring new diagnostic assays online and develop new methods for producing the detailed screening results their customers expect. She attended undergrad in Computer Science and Mathematics at Syracuse University. Corey continued her education in CS at the University of California, Irvine, where she focused on machine learning and bioinformatics. She is interested in the application of bioinformatics as it pertains to people's health and is excited to be a part of further advancing this technology and revolutionizing the healthcare industry at Counsyl. Add event to your calendar: Counsyl <>
Nov 04 6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Intuit Info Session @ Gates Building, room 104

The Computer Forum presents: Intuit Info Session Talk Title: 5 Lessons Learned about Innovating at Scale at Intuit Speaker:*Joseph O'Sullivan, Chief Design Strategist at Intuit* Date: November 4, 2014 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 JingJing will be served! Abstract: How do large companies like Intuit stay at the forefront of innovation for over 30 years? Chief Design Strategist, Joseph' O'Sullivan and Innovation Leader Jeff Zias discuss the secrets to innovating at scale and how Intuit creates an environment where its 8,500 employees operate as entrepreneurs, delivering breakthrough products and services to its over 50 million customers. Intuit's mission is to improve people's financial lives so profoundly that they can't imagine going back to the old way through its products TurboTax, Quickbooks, and Quicken. The company is regularly recognized as both a Top 100 Best Places To Work and a Top 100 Innovative company. Bio: Joseph O'Sullivan is a Chief Design Strategist at Intuit, a leader in financial management solutions for consumers and small businesses. Joseph joined Intuit to take on the rare and dangerous feat of turning a corporation into a Design Thinking powerhouse of Innovation --- an ongoing labor of love. Prior to Intuit, Joseph was a Design Director at Yahoo! leading the global practice of Prototyping, Design Methods and Advertising User Experience. Jeff Zias is an Innovation Leader specializing in Grassroots Innovation and the building of strong innovation cultures of all sizes. After leading technology groups at Apple, Taligent IBM, and select Silicon Valley startups, Jeff has led Grassroots innovation across Intuit Inc. He has been instrumental in evolving Intuit into a grassroots-innovation-based growth machine (Intuit recently added over $150M in revenue derived from grassroots initiatives). Add event to your calendar: Intuit <>
Nov 05 3:30 PM
4:30 PM
Product Management Workshop @ Gates Building, room 104

COMPUTER FORUM Presents...... *Product Management Talk** **Title: What it takes to be a world-class PM** **Speaker Name: John Shapiro, Group Product Manager on QuickBooks Online at Intuit** **Date: November 5, 2014** **Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm** **Location: Gates Building, room 104* Dessert will be provided! *Abstract:* Product management is a bit of an elusive role. Unlike other functions, if a PM stops showing up in the morning, work doesn't stop--code is still cranking out, pixels continue being pushed around in Photoshop, and marketing copy chugs along. Then what is the function of a PM anyway and why are strong PMs so greatly valued? An average PM sits at the hub of all the other functions and coordinates their work. A world-class PM builds deep customer empathy, ruthlessly prioritizes the highest impact effort, motivates and leads the team, and sets the strategy for the product, division, and company. Come learn a little about how to do all that while having a blast--if you're doing it right, product management can be the best job in the world. *Bio:* John Shapiro is a Group Product Manager on QuickBooks Online at Intuit. His team is focused on creating workflows to deliver the operating system behind small business success. John previously worked to deploy a personalization platform in to ensure that each user has a customized experience tailored to their specific accounting needs. Before Intuit, John spent more than five years at Adobe in a variety of product management roles, including serving as the original product manager for Adobe Creative Cloud, the next generation of Adobe's Creative Suite. John also used Lean Startup methodology to help drive Adobe's expansion into consumer photo mobile and tablet apps. He oversaw the creation and release of Adobe Wave, a notification platform that let publishers and developers reach users directly on their desktops and mobile devices. Prior to Adobe, John founded two startups, one in online advertising and one in home entertainment devices. He also spent time at Google working on Google Desktop, where he envisioned and built a way to passively view interesting imagery from Google Maps, and IBM. John holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Nov 05 5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Adap.Tv Info Session @ Gates Building, room 104

The Computer Forum presents: Info Session Speaker: Eldad Persky- SVP Product Date: November 5, 2014 Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 Dinner will be served! Abstract: Eldad will describe's powerful unified video advertising platform and its innovative use of machine learning and algorithmic approaches to provide practical, optimized real-time solutions for's customers. Bio: Eldad is the SVP of Product at He oversees all product management and product marketing at, managing the day-to-day operations of the product team and providing the leadership and organizational structure needed to be able to develop products that meet the needs of the company's world class customers. Prior to, Eldad spent six years at DG/Mediamind, where he led a team of 30 responsible for product management and product marketing activities across all product lines and categories. Prior to that, he gained product and management experience at Random House and RealNetworks, and founded the natural language startup IntelliGate. Eldad holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor's degree from The Hebrew University. He is currently based out of's San Mateo, California headquarters. Add event to your calendar: <>
Nov 06 6:00 PM
7:00 PM
React.Js Workshop @ Gates B12

The Stanford ACM presents: React: Building Modern User Interfaces for a Modern Web *Description* First things first: there'll be free food! Speaker: Ray Zhou, Stanford CS '16, CS106 Section Leader at Stanford University Once upon a time, HTML and vanilla Javascript were the cutting edge of building web interfaces. Declare your HTML, write some Javascript to control how users interacted with it, and you were golden. Unfortunately, web apps grew too large and complex for this approach to keep working. Too many pieces of UI. Too many interactions. Too hard to control everything with just vanilla Javascript. React is a new Javascript library for building powerful, clean, and reusable pieces of UI. Pioneered by Facebook, it has become one of the most promising web libraries today - used by companies like Facebook, Instagram, Khan Academy, and The New York Times - among many more. Come build a sample React app with the Stanford ACM. There are no hard technical requirements for this workshop, but any background in basic web programming and Javascript will be helpful. So bring your laptops, bring your appetite, and see you there!
Nov 06 7:00 PM
9:00 PM
El Centro Dessert & Game Night @ El Centro Chicano y Latino

El Centro Dessert & Game Night! Come join us on November 6 from 7-9 pm at El Centro for a night of fun, games, and food. There will be cookies, funfetti cake, ice cream, tres leches, and more! There's going to be plenty of board games, and plus a continuous Loteria game with first place gift cards to Starbucks and Jamba Juice being given out every half hour. Come and join the fun!
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* 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.