Talks & Events

Salesforce Company Day

Date: Sep 8, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium

Stop by the atrium to chat with Salesforce engineers, interns, and recruiters! We'll be giving out swag and cookies while answering all of your questions.

Microsoft Tech Expo

Date: Sep 8, 2015 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium

Demo awesome new tech, meet UT Alums and current MSFT Engineers 


Tuesday, September 8th 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM 

GDC Atrium 

Free Stuff 

Bring your resume to get some free giveaways and Tiff’s Treats! 

Chevron Tech Talk - "Cybersecurity at Chevron"

Date: Sep 8, 2015 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: GDC 4.304

Speakers: Steve Neiers and Irene Stein

Abstract: Steve and Irene will present an overview of cybersecurity at Chevron, challenges and needs in the industry.  One aspect of the work around cybersecurity at Chevron is using Hadoop as a platform to perform predictive analytics and behavioral modeling.  The infrastructure/cluster computing architecture as well as the math modeling involved will be discussed.

Steve Neiers is the General Manager of Information Risk Strategy & Management for Chevron’s Information Technology Company.  He’s responsible for Chevron’s information risk and cybersecurity strategy, implementation, and operations.  Steve has a BS and MS in geophysics from Saint Louis University.  He started with Chevron in 1987 and has held a variety of technical geophysical roles and leadership positions, including managing Chevron’s global... Read more

Microsoft Coding Competition Challenge co-hosted with MAD

Date: Sep 8, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: GDC 6.302

Are you the best coder here? Prove it. Team up with up to three friends and bring a laptop (and charger) for your chance to win a $100 Microsoft gift card. 

Free Food!

All participants have a chance to win a Microsoft Headset and a three month Xbox Live Subscription!

Apply online!

Email your recruiter: kellyeng [at] microsoft [dot] com

CIA Company Day

Date: Sep 9, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium

Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career? 

Consider the global employment opportunities at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The CIA is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological and military environment. Here, your paramount goal and mission will be to protect the national security of the United States.

We are looking for highly motivated and talented individuals from diverse academic and professional backgrounds to be part of our Agency. To apply, you must be a US citizen, willing to relocate to Washington, D.C., and willing to go through the security clearance process. 

To learn more about our CIA careers, talk to Agency recruiters and pick up promotional material, stop by the GDC Atrium between 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on September 9th. 

CIA Tech Talk - "It doesn’t matter how good your tool is if I can’t figure out how to use it"

Date: Sep 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: GDC 2.104

Pizza lunch!

Talk Title: “It doesn’t matter how good your tool is if I can’t figure out how to use it”

Abstract: This talk will detail ten recommendations for producing user-friendly interfaces. It will also include a high-level description of the CIA and the importance of having good user interfaces in such an organization.

Speaker Bio: Brittany has been working at the Agency as a data scientist for just over a year and a half. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science and is currently working on a PhD in Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign focusing on the culture and learning practices of multimedia producers and hackers.

Note: To apply, you must be a US citizen, willing to relocate to Washington, D.C., and willing to go through the security clearance process. 

State Farm Company Day

Date: Sep 9, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium

CS Students - Stop by to learn about State Farm!

Navigating the Career Fair as a Minority: A workshop on Resume Building and Career Planning with Pinterest

Date: Sep 9, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: GDC 6.302

Navigating a career fair as big as the CNS career fair can be a daunting task for new and old students alike. It can be even more intimidating when most of the people you meet are of a different culture, values and background than yourself. Join Pinterest and the Minority Alliance in Computer Science (MACS) in a workshop aimed at giving students the tools they need to navigate an environment that might be new or confusing.

Grad Tea Time with Chevron

Date: Sep 9, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: GDC 4.202


ACM Competitive Programming Workshop

Date: Sep 9, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: GDC 5.302

Join us for a workshop about competitive programming. We will look at some problems and answer any questions you may have!

Blackbaud Info Session

Date: Sep 9, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: GDC 6.302

There's an energy that's created when smart people gather to do things that will change the world. It's what inspires explorers and entrepreneurs. And it's what inspires us at Blackbaud. Do you want to turn your love for code into a career that matters? Come down to the GDC faculty lounge (6.302) on September 9th from 4:30 - 5:30 PM to learn more about Blackbaud, meet members of the team and enjoy some refreshments! You will have the chance to talk with our Software Developers and discover how they help change the world, one code at a time!

State Farm Tech Talk - "Under the hood of State Farm’s Drive Safe and Save Mobile Solution"

Date: Sep 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: GDC 1.304

Abstract: As companies in the auto insurance industry scramble to adapt to the new landscape, State Farm continues to lead in innovation by developing solutions to enable policy holders to receive the best value for their driving and insurance needs.  In 2015, State Farm built a new mobile solution to enable customers to gain access to usage-based discounts by simply integrating their Android / iOS device to their automobile.  Listen in to Drew Jaeger take a deep dive into a state of the art solution using native API’s to gain access to meaningful driving data and landing it into the mainstream Hadoop ecosystem for further data quality processing, analytics and rating purposes.

Speaker: Drew Jaeger has spent the past 3+ years working through the IT lifecycle for the Drive Safe and Save Mobile solution starting from partnering with the Research and Development team to develop a proof of concept all the way... Read more

Longhorn Google Tech Talk

Date: Sep 9, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: GDC 2.216

Wonder how an internet company like Google makes client software for desktop and mobile platforms? Learn about two products -- Chrome and Hangouts -- and about the inner workings of how they are developed, tested, and released. Then stick around for advice from Longhorn alumni, swag, and the latest opportunities at Google!


Resumania - Hosted by CNS Career Services

Date: Sep 10, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium

College of Natural Sciences Career Services staff and FoCS industry partners will provide quick, 15-minute resume reviews in the GDC Atrium. All CNS majors are welcome and we request that you bring a hard copy of your resume with you.

Apple Lunch with WiCS

Date: Sep 10, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: GDC 6.302

A networking lunch to get to know Apple engineers and recruiters and learn more about the company.

How to Ace Your Technical Interview - Hosted by Microsoft & MAD

Date: Sep 10, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: GDC 6.302


IBM Workshop with MAD

Date: Sep 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: GDC 2.210

An IBM workshop covering their APIs with Mobile App Development (MAD). 

Career Prep Dinner - Tips & Tricks for a Successful Career Fair, Interview & Networking

Date: Sep 10, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: GDC 6.302

Join CNS Career Services and UTCS industry partners for an evening of networking, dinner, and tips and tricks for how to have a successful career fair, interview, and professional networking.

**RSVPs are now closed for this event**

ACM Tech Talk w/ Pinterest

Date: Sep 10, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: GDC 4.304

The Association for Computing Machinery will be hosting a tech talk with guest speakers from Pinterest.

EGaDS General Meeting

Date: Sep 10, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Futher details will be announced to EGaDS members.

EGaDS! Kick-off

Date: Sep 10, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: TBD

EGaDS! fall kick-off and a talk on the Future of Gaming from Microsoft

Food for Thought with RetailMeNot - "Get Rich or Die Trying: What I Know Now"

Date: Sep 11, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: GDC 6.302

"Get Rich or Die Trying: What I Know Now"

by Brian Kennedy, Senior Software Engineer, Kasey Reed, Software Engineer II & Jessica Lucci, Software Engineer II

So you've got an interview or two lined up? What happens next? Well, you go to the greatest university in the world, so you'll probably going to get an offer! We want to help you figure out what you want and need out of that first job offer. This spans more than just your salary and equity offerings; we want to help you evaluate everything from company size to leadership team to potential for wealth generation.

ACM Movie Night

Date: Sep 11, 2015 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: GDC 5.302

Go to the event url to vote for which movie you want to see!

UT Game Jam

Date: Sep 11, 2015 7:00pm - 11:55pm
Location: GDC 6.302

GAMMA & EGaDS will host the UT Game Jam

UT Game Jam

Date: Sep 12, 2015 12:00am - 9:00pm
Location: GDC 6.302

GAMMA & EGaDS will host the UT Game Jam