Talks & Events

CIA Company Day

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


CIA Tech Talk

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


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


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

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


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.

RSVP is required for this event, and seats are limited. **This event is full. If you would like your name to be added to the waitlist, please RSVP by September 4 to rsvp [at] cs [dot] utexas [dot] edu.**

Be sure to include the following information in your RSVP email:
Full Name
Class Year (Frosh, Soph, Jr., Sr., Masters, Ph.D.):
Meat or Vegetarian Entree

EGaDS General Meeting

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

Futher details will be announced to EGaDS members.

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.

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.

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

Rise & Dine with TripAdvisor

Date: Sep 14, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: GDC Atrium

CS undergrads are invited to stop by and enjoy donuts and coffee, compliments of TripAdvisor!

ConocoPhillips Company Day

Date: Sep 14, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium

Stop by to learn about ConocoPhillips!

TripAdvisor Info Session

Date: Sep 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: GDC 1.304


ConocoPhillips Advanced Data Analytics in Oil and Gas Sector

Date: Sep 14, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: GDC 5.302


HackTX Workshop

Date: Sep 14, 2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: 6.302

HackTX Workshop

TripAdvisor Company Day

Date: Sep 15, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium


UTCS Colloquium: Don Porter, Stony Brook University, "BetrFS: Write-Optimization in a Kernel File System"

Date: Sep 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: GDC 6.516

Signup Schedule:

Talk Audience: UTCS Faculty, Grads, Undergrads

Host:  Emmett Witchel

Talk Abstract:  

Write-optimized data structures (WODS) are a promising building block for storage systems because they have the potential to strictly dominate the performance of B-trees and other common on-disk data structures. In particular, WODS can dramatically improve performance of both small, random writes and large, sequential scans.

This talk will introduce the basics of WODS, including the B^\epsilon tree, and then will describe BetrFS, the first in-kernel file system built with a WODS.  This work contributes a combination of kernel-level techniques to... Read more