Sunday, January 22, 2012

Talk on "Startups" Monday at 4pm

 Later in the afternoon, after our class on Monday, there will be a very interesting talk by a Caltech CS alum about what it's like to join a startup.  I highly recommend attending!  Details are below...

Title: Skills You Should Have at a Startup
Speaker: Anthony Chong (Caltech Alum)

Date: Monday, January 23, 2012
Time: 4:00p.m.
Place: 213 Annenberg

Abstract: After leaving Caltech, I moved in with a friend from high school as the first employee at Adaptly (a startup in NYC).  Rather than going for a safer future in industry or grad school, I figured a few years in a startup would provide a faster learning environment and better vehicle for doing social good.  In the first year we went from three of us working out of the living room of our apartment to 30+ people working out of our offices in New York and sales office in London. I plan to address three topics:
1.  What is it like to work at a startup?
2.  What are useful tools Caltech grads should know/get familiar with to contribute quickly to the software development life cycle?
3.  How do you get the most out of professional development at a startup?

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