Every few weeks, specialists who work in different fields of technology are invited to give educational talks to students to inspire and share their knowledge.

Speaker: Kevin Wang,
Software Engineer @ Pinterest

Kevin Wang is a software engineer at Pinterest who works for the monetization (Ads) organization and has interest in all kinds of technologies. 

In this talk, he will talk about some learnings he got from a recent GenAI-related project to help others avoid pitfalls.

For discussion, all kinds of questions are welcomed and they do not have to be related to this presentation. He remembers when he was a student, he would like to ask for more career advice, interview preparation suggestions, real industry insights, etc.


Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PT – Thursday,  Aug 1st, 2024

Speaker: Winter Wells, Mary Oh & Gabby WarGin

Winter Wells is a Digital Asset Security Analyst at the University of Washington. She develops and implements digital asset management strategies to support her organization’s enterprise initiatives. A graduate from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s in Asian Studies, she later earned her MSCS in Cybersecurity from City University, embracing lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

Mary Oh works as a Cybersecurity Engineer at Spacelabs Healthcare, focusing on risk management for patient monitoring and connectivity systems. She transitioned to this role in December 2023, shortly after receiving her MSCS from City University, having started as a Product and System Specialist in 2021.

Gabby serves as a Help Desk Technician at the Allen Institute. With no prior tech experience, she shifted careers and obtained an MSCY from CityU in 2022. Despite initial job search challenges, a referral helped her secure this role, where she tackles diverse technical issues daily, enhancing her tech skills and her teamwork and communication abilities.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PT – Thursday,  May 23rd, 2024 

Speaker: Patrick , Machine Learning Engineer and Scientist @ Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Patrick is a machine learning engineer and scientist with a deep passion for leveraging artificial intelligence for social good. He currently leads the environmental AI team at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2). His professional interests extend to enhancing scientific rigor in academia, where he is a strong advocate for the integration of professional software engineering practices to ensure reliability and reproducibility in academic research. Patrick holds a Ph.D. from the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at Carnegie Mellon University, where his research focused on neural plasticity and accelerated learning. 


Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM PT – Tuesday,  April 23rd, 2024 

Speaker: Seyoung Nam , Software Engineer @ Splunk

Seyoung Nam is a Software Engineer at Splunk, focusing on application-layer traffic engineering and management. He helps service teams expose their APIs to the ingress gateway so customers can access the new service. He is also responsible for debugging, fixing, and developing a better solution for application layer traffic issues. Before
 this, he worked as a Credit Analyst in an asset management firm for five years and as Chief Strategy Officer in a cryptocurrency exchange for one year.

His talk is mainly about job-seeking strategies as a non-CS major student. He will share what he did the same with CS majors and also what he did differently with them to stand out among my peers. He will also mention the changing job market in the tech industry and suggest a new job-seeking strategy for current students to consider.


Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PT – Thursday, February 29th, 2024 

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Speaker: Joanne Marime , Senior Program Manager | Career & Confidence Coach @ Microsoft

Joanne Marime is a dynamic leader in Cloud Solutions and Customer Experience, bringing a wealth of experience from diverse sectors. Currently, she serves as a Senior Program Manager, CCX, Azure Core, at Microsoft, demonstrating her adaptability and expertise in the tech industry.

Beyond her corporate success, Joanne is an accomplished entrepreneur and Career/Confidence Coach with a global reach. Her coaching services empower ambitious professionals to secure dream jobs, elevate their income, and lead fulfilling lives. In a testament to her thought leadership, Joanne authored the book “Interviewing with Confidence, 6 Steps to Ace that Interview,” published in the fall of 2022.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PT – Thursday, January 18, 2023 

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Speaker: Masaki Itagaki, Director of Technology @ One Code Club

Masaki Itagaki is the Director of Technology at Kids Code Club (KCC), an NPO in Japan that helps financially and socially underserved kids experience and learn digital creation. He develops web systems for the organization to manage weekly metaverse events. One Code Club is KCC’s US body that researches and develops EdTech solutions.

Before joining KCC, Masaki worked at Microsoft for over 16 years as a program manager and a linguistic engineer. During his time at Microsoft, he managed a large scale of speech data to be used for machine learning and product/service metrics. He also designed data management processes to protect users’ privacy, including GDPR solutions. Masaki managed the process and engineering of building acoustic/language models for speech recognition as well as web-based terminology management system for software localization.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PT, Thursday, Oct 12, 2023

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Speaker: Steve Riley,Field CTO@ Netskope

Steve Riley is a Field CTO at Netskope. Having worked at the intersection of cloud and security for pretty much as long as it’s been an actual topic, Steve offers that perspective to field and executive engagements and also supports long-term technology strategy and works with key industry influencers. A widely-renowned expert speaker, author, researcher, and analyst, Steve came to Netskope from Gartner, where for five years he maintained a collection of cloud security research that included the Magic Quadrant for cloud access security brokers and the Market Guide for zero trust network access. Before Gartner, Steve spent four years as Deputy CTO of Riverbed Technology and held various security strategy and technical program management roles at Amazon Web Services and Microsoft. Steve’s interest in security began all the way back in 1995, when he convinced his then-employer that it would be a good idea to install a firewall on their brand new internet connection.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PST, Thursday, AUG 03, 2023

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Speaker:John Yeoh, Global Vice President of Research at Cloud Security Alliance(CSA)

With over 20 years of experience in research and technology, John provides executive-level leadership, relationship management, and board strategy development. He is a published author, technologist, and researcher with areas of expertise in cybersecurity, cloud computing, information security, and next-generation technology (IoT, DevOps, Blockchain, Quantum). John specializes in risk management, third-party assessment, threat intelligence, data protection, incident response, and business development within multiple industry sectors, including government. His works and collaborations have been presented in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, SC Magazine, USA Today, CBS, Information Week, and others. John’s contributions continue with involvement in professional organizations such as CSA, IAPP, ISSA, ISC2, and ISACA. John sits on numerous technology committees in government and industry with the FCC, NIST, ISO, CSA, IEEE, and CIS. He represents the US as a delegate for cybersecurity relations to other nation-states.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PST, Thursday, May 04, 2023

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Speaker: Josh Howell
Sales Engineering Manager

Josh has spent 25 years working in and around IT, across different sectors and in a variety of roles, but always fascinated with the interplay between technology, industry, and society, and the unintended consequences we create for ourselves.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PST, Thursday, Mar 02, 2023

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Speaker: Damian Robo,
Sr. Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Damian Robo is currently a Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS), proficient in designing and implementing effective technical and business solutions. He has exceptional problem-solving, communication, and project management skills, with a broad understanding of cloud, automation, CI/CD, SRE, security, networks, systems, enterprise architecture, and related applications.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PST, Thursday, Jan 19, 2023

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Speaker: Kim Nguyen,
Software Engineer @ Adobe, Founder @ FutureLeadr

Kim Nguyen is a Software Engineer at Adobe and founder of FutureLeadr. Her work at Adobe focuses on developing and modernizing infrastructure and software that servers millions of large scale internal and external customers of Adobe Analytics. 

In this talk, Kim will discuss the career opportunities of MSCS students, current GenAI trends of Adobe and her tips and tricks in landing a job in CS field. Kim will also share about her non-profit called FutureLeadr, where she’s helping new grads and young entrepreneurs to break into the market.

If you are interested in an internship, don’t miss this talk!


Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PT – Thursday,  July 11th, 2024 

Speaker: Apiwat Chuaphan, Software Developer Engineer @ AWS

Apiwat is a developer at AWS with Global Services team where he works on modernizing various software applications for customers and partners across different industries utilizing cloud services to build applications to be architect scalable and highly available that drive feature innovation based upon customer needs.

In this talk, Apiwat will delve into his journey through the AI or I dilemma in software development, sharing how initially the two seemed unlikely companions and ultimately become close friends. It all started after his discovery of the ability to accomplish more with less through his workplace and a book called “The 80/20 Principles” helping him to be more productive and more effective balancing both his professional and personal sphere.


Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PT – Thursday,  May 2nd, 2024 

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Speaker: YuChe Liu , Software Engineer @ Google

YuChe Liu is a Google software engineer with several years of experience. He focuses on software architectures and large-scale systems. YuChe has experience in full-stack and Android mobile development for banks, governments, and businesses.

In this talk, he will share his journey to becoming a software engineer. He will discuss the steps he took, from education and foundational skills to practical experience and building his portfolio.  We will also explore what’s on the horizon for his learning, diving into the exciting areas that are shaping the future of software engineering, like AI/ML, and cybersecurity.  Join this presentation as we explore the path to a rewarding career in software engineering and the ever-evolving landscape of this dynamic field.


Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PT – Thursday,  April 11th, 2024 

Speaker: Douglas Cavit , CISO @ Containn

Doug Cavit has over 20 years of IT security experience. He has been the CIO of McAfee, the chief Security Strategist at Microsoft, and is currently serving as the CISO for start-up company Containn where he is focusing on automating cybersecurity in the cloud.

He has been involved in setting security standards for financial services and utility industries as well as the ISO process for secure software development. Mr. Cavit has helped Global Fortune 1000 organizations and governments around the world with security and is a noted industry leader and speaker. He holds 4 patents in IT infrastructure. 

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PT – Thursday, February 8, 2024 

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Speaker: Nate Stemen, Quantum Software Developer @ Unitary Fund

Nate is a quantum software developer working at Unitary Fund where he helps to create a diverse, and flourishing open-quantum ecosystem. He holds a masters degree from the University of Waterloo where he studied quantum circuit compilation, with an interest in quantum error mitigation. Previously, Nate has worked as a (classical) software developer at Overleaf where he helped make LaTeX more accessible to those with an internet browser. At Unitary Fund, Nate’s work revolves around making Mitiq (python toolkit for quantum error mitigation) more usable, and effective.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PT, Thursday, November 2, 2023

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Speaker: Dr. Joon-Ho Choi @ University of Southern California

Dr. Joon-Ho Choi primary research interests are in the areas of bio-sensing controls, human-computer interaction, building systems, including systems integration, advanced control systems, and environmental sustainability; and comprising POE (post-occupancy evaluation), indoor environmental quality and human health and work productivity. He is very interested in interdisciplinary research across architectural, mechanical, computational, and any other engineering, and in design research on building environment and human health & productivity, as well as green building technology applications.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PT, Thursday, Aug 24, 2023

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Speaker: Ivette Bayo | Information Leader | Privacy Champion | Advocate for Technological Diversity

Ivette is the Secretary and Privacy Champion for the Information Systems Security Association – Puget Sound Chapter (issa-ps.org) and incoming Deputy Director for the WA Chapter of RaicesCyber (raicescyber.org). In both of these Ivette supports outreach and development efforts for growing the community outreach, cybersecurity awareness and education in the Pacific Northwest area and supporting Latinxs in Cybersecurity. She is an Information Scientist and Born Digital Critical Public Scholar focused on the human and physical aspects of Cybersecurity Risk, Privacy for both industry and nonprofits. She was the visionary behind Latina Tech: Starting Where We Are, an integrated collaboration at the University of Washington’s Information School. Ivette is about bridging theory and practice, and her processes center ethics, building trust, safety and integrity across the spectrum of human and technical systems to reduce enterprise risks.

A lifelong learner, Ivette continues to educate themself on the latest threats and to learn from their peers, mentors, colleagues and collaborators. Ivette operates with a servant leader mentality; she serves as a bridge between learning in formal and informal learning environments, two essential elements necessary for leading successful cybersecurity strategies. 

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PT, Thursday, July 13, 2023

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Speaker: Beau Holladay,Advocate@ White House Communications Agency

Beau Holladay started his career as an Army Multichannel Transmission System Technician. Assigned to the 1st Armored division he became the team lead for 1st Brigade network operations. His excellence in the field permitted a transfer to the White House Communications Agency. He provided support for modernizing the Executive Office of the President’s network. He developed training and standards for network technicians so that they can maintain consistency and security in their operations. 

His current role as an Advocate is to provide Customer Success in a complex and changing environment to act as a balance between accessibility and security in a large IT Environment. 

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PST, Thursday, Apr 13, 2023

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Speaker: Larry Thornton, Senior Network Solutions Engineer@Washington Technology

With over 27 years of experience in the IT industry, I am a seasoned professional with a proven track record of success. My expertise lies in network systems, where I have spent the last 20 years building and managing complex network infrastructure. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated a solid ability to design, implement and maintain secure and efficient network systems, delivering business results and exceeding customer expectations. I am a highly motivated and dedicated individual with a passion for technology and a drive to stay ahead of the latest industry developments. I am confident in bringing value to any organization and am excited to contribute my skills and experience to your team.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PST, Thursday, Feb 09, 2022

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Speaker: Dr. Ho Kyeong Ra, Cognitive & AI Engineer at IBM

Dr. Ho Kyeong Ra is a Cognitive &amp, AI Engineer at IBM. While accomplishing his doctoral degree, he has conducted various research projects utilizing machine learning algorithms for smart home and healthcare applications. Through industry experiences, he has created MLOps demos, delivered educational sessions, and guided clients to migrate real service models from other platforms. Moreover, he has worked with system entities in debugging, testing, and contributing to Watson chatbot solution.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT, Thursday, Nov 03 2022 Click here to view recorded Invited Talk.

Speaker: Kelly Hughes,
Sr Manager, Business Continuity and Enterprise Risk PMO

Kelly Hughes is currently working as Senior Manager, Business Continuity and Enterprise Risk PMO at Avnet. Avnet is a global company which design, make, supply, and deliver technology solutions for customers of every size in every corner of the world. At Avnet, we do business the right way, with integrity. We reach further for our customers, suppliers, and each other.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT, Thursday, Oct 13, 2022

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Speaker: Dr. Seungmo Kim, Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University

Dr. Seungmo Kim received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. in 2017. Since 2017, he has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. His current research interests include: vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications/networking, human exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) in wireless systems, and coexistence of 5G and IEEE 802.11 in the 60 GHz band.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT, Thursday, Aug 25 2022

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Speaker: ALAN YU,
Senior Program Manager @Microsoft, Azure Data

Alan is currently working as the Senior PM at Microsoft, Azure data. He has started his journey at Microsoft as a Program Manager in 2017 and served in various roles through out his IT Career.  Alan graduated in Computer Science with a minor in mathematics from Seattle University. He is very highly driven to contribute to the challenges in the Tech Industry.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT, Thursday, Aug 4, 2022

Invited by: Dr. Sam Chung (Dean, STC)

Speaker: Leon Yen,
Product Engineer + Program Manager@Rogers, ASUS, T-Mobile, and now Google Associate Faculty @City U of Seattle

Leon Yen is a  certified technical professional with 14+ years of experience in the telecom industry. He has extensive knowledge and comprehensive involvement in mobile device development and international vendor partnerships. Leon is also very familiar with program/product lifecycle management from ideation to end-of-life.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT, Thursday, Jul 14 2022

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Speaker: PJ METZ,
Education Evangelist @GitLab

PJ Metz is currently working as Education Evangelist at GitLab. His professional experience brought him to the world of developer relations. As an Education Evangelist, Metz focused on helping educators around the world learn how GitLab can be used to help prepare Computer Science and Information Science students for the working world ahead of them.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT, Thursday, June 2, 2022

Invited by: Dr. Ali Khamesipour (MSCS, BSACS Program Manager)

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Speaker: Joan Ross
CIO at Insight Cyber

Joan is working as CIO @ Insight Cyber. She is a global technologist focused on Cybersecurity, machine learning, AI, threat analysis, secure design, global services, incident response, software defined networking, encryption key management, privacy, infrastructure reliability and successful technical implementation of industry leading cyber security strategy. 

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT, Thursday, May 12, 2022

Invited by: Dr. Radana Dvorak (MSAI, BSAI Program Manager)

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Speaker: Will Longman
Chief Information Security Officer at Blue Origin LLC

Will Longman is currently working at Blue origin LLC as  Chief Information Security Officer. He manages the cybersecurity risk and compliance for data and services supporting the design, manufacture, testing, launch and operation of space vehicle systems. Will leverages more than 25 years of senior cybersecurity and IT leadership experience from across a spectrum of commercial industries and the military to successfully meet these challenges.  

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT, Thursday, Apr 21, 2022

Invited by: Dr. Farzin Bahadori (MSCY, BSCY Program Manager)

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Speaker: Morteza Sahebkar
Chief Technology Officer at HomeWAV

Sahebkar currently works at HomeWAV as Solutions-oriented Chief Technology Officer. He is highly regarded for more than 8 years of  progressive experience implementing and supporting complex infrastructures and technical solutions for leaders in the IT industry. Morteza is an out-of-the-box thinker who thrives in collaborative environments. 

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT, Thursday, Mar 3, 2022

Invited by: Dr. Ali Khamesipour (MSCS, BSAPC Program Manager)

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Speaker: Jenifer Clark
Information Security & Compliance Engineer at Costco Wholesale

Jenifer Clark currently works at Costco Wholesale as Information Security & Compliance Engineer. She is an experienced Information Security Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry. She strives to find ways information security can enable and support business and operations teams with solutions.

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM PDT, Thursday, Feb 17, 2022

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Speaker: PJ Metz
Education Evangelist, GitLab

This week Google DSC CityU is happy to invite PJ from GitLab to discuss the topic of “What is DevOps?” In this lecture, you will learn what DevOps means in the modern world. How does DevOps affect our daily life? Welcome to join us on 2/16.

Sign-up-here: https://gdsc.community.dev/events/details/developer-student-clubs-city-university-of-seattle-presents-cs-in-practice-what-is-devops/

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT, Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022


Speaker: Kuan Peng
Software Engineer at Google

Kuan Peng currently works at Google as a Software Engineer on the Google Meet Platform focusing on front-end SWE. He strives to create a better user experience so that users can focus on what matters the most. Prior to this, he worked as a Software Development Engineer at Amazon on the Worldwide Ads team.

Speaker: Sung Yun Chung
Software Engineer at Microsoft

Yun Chung works at Microsoft as a Software Engineer on the Teams platform Bot API Team. She is responsible for making the experience of developers and customers productive and engaging on the platform. Prior to this, she worked on the Windows team developing File Explorer that runs on more than 1 billion devices worldwide.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT, Thursday, Feb 10, 2022

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Speaker: Mayana Pereira
Data Scientist at Microsoft

Mayana’s work focuses on applying machine learning and privacy-preserving techniques to a diverse range of practical problems at Microsoft’s AI for Good Team.

Mayana is also an active collaborator of OpenDP, an open-source project for the differential privacy community to develop general-purpose, vetted, usable, and scalable tools for differential privacy.

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM PDT, Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022

Speaker: Kevin Wang
Software Engineer at Pinterest

Kevin is an AWS Certified Developer who loves technologies and programming. He has one and a half year full-stack web application development experience and helped a company design, build, and deploy its PWA web application from scratch.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT, Thursday, Oct 28, 2021


Speaker: Phuong Nguyen
IT Recruiter at ManpowerGroup

STC invites Phuong Nguyen to share her expertise and experiences about how to land your dream job. She is a Technical Recruiter with expertise in talent sourcing, talent attraction, recruiting, and career coaching. She demonstrated experience working for a world-leading recruitment agency and leading an in-house recruitment team within a global organization. Join us and find out how you can start your job search journey and nail your next interview.

Event Date: August 25, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

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Speaker: Colonel Scott Nelson
Senior Army Reserve Advisor (IMA) United States Cyber Command

The United States is engaged in the greatest global power competition in our history.   Cyber is the global nervous system, which places many of our US institutions at risk.  Successful competition requires a more dynamic, holistic view of information and cybersecurity and a close partnership between government, private industry, and academia. Learn what your role is to strengthen these partnerships.

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM PDT, Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021

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Speaker: Serah Daniels is the
CEO and co-founder of Blue Canoe

Sarah Daniels is a serial entrepreneur and executive with more than 25 years of experience starting, growing, and selling high technology companies.

She will discuss how start-up is and why you should join. She will also provide job seekers with direct advice from the industry.
Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in Math from Yale University and received her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM PDT, Wednesday, June 02, 2021

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Speaker: Kendra E. Schraml Senior Technical Project Manager at USAA.

Kendra is currently a Senior Technical Project Manager at USAA. She has extensive experience with traditional Waterfall and Agile methodologies in the field of software engineering.

This time, she will share how to manage the BIG project in the fast-paced corporate world and how to succeed in project management.

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Speaker: Paul Pottorf
Are You Cloud-Ready?

Paul is the founder of a consulting practice that provides cloud architecture & information security services. His company runs the security and PCI compliance program for a few companies in the tolling industry. They also work in the R&D development for a Fortune 100 company, helping build the technology & process to support an enterprise migration to Amazon AWS. In a prior role, Paul spent 10 years at Microsoft as a Program & Product Manager. He completed a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity & Leadership from the University of Washington Tacoma in 2016.
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Speaker: Charlie Manger Founder and CEO at Development and Investment LLC

Charlie has worked in more than 50 countries with multidisciplinary teams to open & expand new markets, development projects, build teams, solve gnarly problems. As a result, he’s built-up an extensive resource network that can be tapped for technology, capital and know-how. He draws upon his work with consortia in public-private partnerships to figure out ways to design-build-operate-finance big projects on a turnkey basis.

More about the speaker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charliemanger/

Speaker: Vidya Agarwal Principal Architect at T-mobile ​

DevOps culture brings a set of practices into the play at SDLC which brings the Development and operations team together, improvise time-to-market, catch issues early and live with the motto of  “Web build it, we own it.”

More about the speaker: www.MyPassionFor.Net

Automotive & Embedded Software Engineering

Tin Nguyen is currently working at Robert Bosch GmbH, Vietnam location, as an Embedded Software Engineer. Tin will be talking about the Automotive trend and explain about his work at Robert Bosch. If you are interested in becoming a software engineer in general, join the talk to find out more!

Lear more about Tin and his work: https://tin.ng/


Speaker: Jin Kim
Senior Product Manager

– Overview into career guidance for the program management/product management path
– How Microsoft manage the software development cycle within the Dynamics 365 product group at Microsoft
– What is it like to work at Microsoft
– How to land a job at Microsoft. Tips and Tricks for interviews.

Health Analytics - Types of Analytics and data, application areas, and job outlook

Dr. Chi Zhang is an Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Software Engineering at Kennesaw State University, located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. Her research is focused in health IT and health analytics. She holds PhD in IT and MS in Computer Science from University of Nebraska – Omaha. Dr. Zhang is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and a Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA). She is currently in the health analytics master’s program at Duke University.

Microservice Architecture

Vidya gave a guest lecture on the fundamentals of Microservice Architecture.

Using the Right Tools for the Right Job

Nhat shared his study habits to land a job in Amazon.

Life of a Software Engineer

Samuel Kitono shared his experiences in different big tech companies.

Using the Right Tools for the Right Job

Leon Yip presented his path on being successful on his own company. Encouraging speech on the story of starting the company with his wife working hard together to the current successful stage.


Zubair Amjad from Universtiy of Washington shared his amazing experience of being the leader of the Tech Organization in UW.

Tech Terms Decoded

Tuan and Clark from City University of Seattle gave an interesting speech on trending tech terms with specific scenarios. 


Leveraging AWS services and Python for Enterprise-Wide Change Mangement

David Kan from Amazon shared his amazing experience on how he succeeded being the Technical Program Manager. He also gave wonderful advice on the AWS services.

Making a Serverless Development Portfolio -In 7 Days

Fernando Medina Corey as a software engineer gave an interesting and practical talk on making a serverless development project within short time. 

How Angular Components Work Together

Scott McAllister from SmartSheet gave a great introduction to the Angular framework

AppEsteem PUA

Neil Comisioneru from AppEsteem give a talk about a new browser extension to prevent potentially unwanted application.

Laravel + Vue.js

Cali Castle from Very Very Spaceship gave a detailed introduction to Laravel & Vue.js.

Micro-service Architecture

John Jensen from Nintendo gave a brief introduction to the micro-service architecture.

Cybersecurity Business

Thomas Rochat from Avanade talked about his own experience from students to professions and how cybersecurity works in business.

Software Development Experience

Rahul Deshpande from Microsoft gave us a speech of his personal experience about becoming the professional SDE.


Pavel Tsurbeleu from Microsoft gave a talk on how to create your own toolbox to help you on the career path.

Software Development Life Cycle and Hackathon

Lance Cho from Russell Investment gave a brief introduction to the Software Development Life Cycle and Clark Jason Ngo shared his experience during the Hackathon event.

Cyber Threat Intelligence

Heegun Yang from CityU shared his knowledge of Cyber Threat Intelligence.