"Making an Impact," Gokul Rajaram/Square

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Location: 
GDC 2.216
Date: 
Oct 27, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Please RSVP at http://squ.re/UTAUSTIN

Join us for a conversation with Gokul Rajaram, Square's Product Engineering Lead and UT Austin alum. Hear about the engineering challenges and solutions Gokul encountered in building some of the most influential and innovative products we know of today. Located in GDC 2.216.

After the talk, join us in the GDC Atrium for networking, food, and get a Square t-shirt!

About Gokul

Gokul leads software development for Square Register, a full point-of-sale system for businesses, and other products. He was most recently the Product Director of Ads at Facebook, where he drove product development and execution for Facebook’s advertising products. 

Prior to joining Facebook, Rajaram co-founded Chai Labs where he acted as CEO before the company was acquired by Facebook in August 2010. Earlier in his career, Rajaram was Product Management Director for Google AdSense, where he developed software products for millions of small businesses all around the world. Rajaram earned a Masters in Business Administration from MIT Sloan in 2001, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, where he received the President of India's Gold Medal for being class valedictorian.

About Square

Square makes commerce easy for everyone. With simple, affordable tools for everything from accepting credit cards to managing a full point of sale and selling online, Square helps businesses start, run, and grow. Square Reader, the free credit card reader for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, allows businesses to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for one low, transparent rate. Square’s suite of business tools includes Square Register, an analytics dashboard, Square Market, and Square Stand. Square also created Square Cash, the easiest way to send and receive money. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the United States, Canada, and Japan. 

For more info, email us at campus [at] squareup [dot] com, tweet @joinsquare, or check out www.squareup.com/campus.