[Eecs-news-links] IT Traveling Road Show: The Path to a Career in High Tech

Sumida, Gale gale.sumida at oregonstate.edu
Tue Oct 1 15:29:44 PDT 2013


When: Noon, Thursday November 14, 2013
Where: Oregon State University, Pharmacy Building, Room 305



Are YOU interested in exploring a technology-related career? Then YOU need to attend this IT Traveling Road Show: The Path to a Career in High Tech presented by the Technology Association of Oregon.

The Road Show is a free event designed for college students who want to learn more about technology careers and the educational paths available to enter the field.

Recent graduates of the college's technology programs will join a panel of industry professionals to discuss career paths in tech. They'll speak to subjects including how they got interested in technology, what their educational journey has been like, what their career aspirations are and a view into "a day in the life".

Panelists:


Trevor Misfeldt, CenterSpace, misfeldt at centerspace.net<mailto:misfeldt at centerspace.net>

Trevor has over 25 years of experience in software development. He has written three bestselling books on programming practices. Ten years ago, Trevor co-founded CenterSpace Software, a Corvallis-based math company. In 2009, CenterSpace won the Willamette Angel Conference. Trevor is currently CEO at CenterSpace.



Carey Buett, McAfee, Carey_Buelt at mcafee.com<mailto:Carey_Buelt at mcafee.com>

Carey Buelt is an OSU Alum that graduated with a MIS degree and has over 19 years' experience in IT.   Twelve of those years were as Quality Assurance or Development Manager in companies that include Timberline Software (now Sage), First American, Nike, and McAfee where he has played a major role in building cross-discipline teams located globally.   Carey has had the distinct pleasure of growing several young IT professionals in various disciplines that not only still work for the same company, but in many cases been promoted through the ranks.



Craig Greenwald, GeoMobile Innovations, craig at geomobileinnovations.com<mailto:craig at geomobileinnovations.com>

Craig Greenwald is an OSU Alum and GeoMobile Innovations' Technical Director. He has worked in the GPS and Mobile GIS industry for over 15 years, including 7 years for GIS software leader, ESRI.  He is well known for his work on the ESRI ArcPad team and provides Mobile GIS software, consulting, and training services to GeoMobile Innovations' clients. Craig has real world experience designing, implementing, and consulting on all sizes of projects, ranging from local campground trash mapping to the U.S. national census.



Jason Prothero, ProWorks Corporation, jason at proworks.com<mailto:jason at proworks.com>

Jason Prothero has been a senior developer and manager at ProWorks Corporation for 12 years and is the President of the Technology Association of Oregon, Corvallis Chapter.  He also has been the lead organizer for Ignite Corvallis and on the planning committee for Willamette Innovators Night.  He has worked with several interns and young developers who now work at places such as Microsoft, Intel, and Yahoo



Bryce Clemmer, Vadio.com, bryce at vadio.com<mailto:bryce at vadio.com>

Bryce Clemmer is a co-founder of Vadio, Inc located in Portland Oregon. He graduated from Willamette University with a degree in Economics. While at Willamette, Bryce was on one of the of the first generation iPhone teams at Apple, Inc. In his spare time he is a volunteer for the MIT / Stanford Venture Lab.



Vinh Jones, Jive Software, vinh.jones at jivesoftware.com<mailto:vinh.jones at jivesoftware.com>

Vinh Jones is one of the technical support managers at Jive, and a majority of his 15 engineers are fresh comp sci grads. We now have to warn all new hires about the 'Jive 15' due to all the free candy, soda and beer.











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