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Computer Science

Talks and Workshops

2015-16

Upcoming

Saturday April 2, 2016, 8AM-7PM, GSB101
Mills Tech4All Hackathon  The theme of the hackathon is “Past. Present. Future,” and is rooted in ideas and creative thinking, tackling the problems around us, and using technology as a vehicle to discuss and create viable solutions.  The goal of our hackathon is to address and solve problems caused by a changing future coming into conflict with aspects of the past. We invite you to find ways to use technology to address community issues, and honor our past while embracing the future.

Past

Ruth Sears ('04, MBA '13), Senior Technical Writer, Salesforce
Lydia Mann ('83),
Lead Technical Writer, Salesforce
Amy Palke (ICS MA '04),
Principal Member of Technical Staff, Salesforce
Eric Wulff (ICS MA '04),
QA Engineer, Salesforce
Mills' Career Trek at Salesforce, San Francisco, CA
March 18, 2016

Sonya Barry (ICS MA '07), Director of Community Infrastructure, Community Manager, Oracle
Larissa Brown Shapiro ('95)
Senior Program Manager, Mozilla 
Caroline Taymor ('15),
Software Engineer, Pivotal Software
Career Conversations in Tech -- Alumnae Panel
March 3, 2016

Paul Chapman, Chief Information Officer, Gap Inc.
Kathleen Fizpatrick,
VP Software Product Engineer, Gap Inc.
Thanos Foufoulas,
Senior Director Technology Product Engineering, Gap Inc.
Bill Forbes,
Director Omni-Channel Selling Application Development, Gap Inc.
Theresa Aristarco,
Software Engineer Application Development, Gap Inc.
Kristen Falcone,
Senior Technology Project Manager, Gap Inc.
James Barnett,
Technology Project Manager, Gap Inc.
Guest talk: Tech Talk with Gap Inc. Technology
February 25, 2016

Heather Faison, Google
Jabulile Dayton, JabuHR, Shyp, and Lush Getaways
Rachel Walker, Chalk Schools
Panel discussionGetting Busy: Claiming Space in Tech
February 18, 2016

Angelica Leyva-McMurtry, Brighid Wilhite
Student Report on Summer Internships
January 28, 2016

Meagan Kruman, Regina Wallace-Jones, and Lauren Berger, Facebook
Guest talk: Information Security @ Facebook
November 17, 2015

Dave Thau, Chan-Norris Endowed Visiting Professor in Computer Science, Mills College; Manager, Google
Guest talk: Geospatial Big Data—Petapixel Parallel Processing
November 5, 2015

Katie Antypas, Head of NERSC’s Scientific Computing and Data Services Department
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) Tour
A tour of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab parallel systems/supercomputing center at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center for Mills students. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is the primary scientific computing facility for the Office of Science in the US Department of Energy. As one of the largest facilities in the world devoted to providing computational resources and expertise for basic scientific research, NERSC is a world leader in accelerating scientific discovery through computation. NERSC is a division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, located in Berkeley, California.  NERSC itself is located at the UC Oakland Scientific Facility in Oakland, California.
October 29, 2015

David Szeszler, Professor of Combinatorial Optimization, AIT-Budapest
Guest talk: CS Study Abroad in Budapest
October 27, 2015

Megumi Hora, ICS MA candidate
Thesis talk:  Enhancing Single Value: A Data-Dense Visualization for the Splunk Platform
October 22, 2015

Alp Tiritoglu, Principal Designer, UILab
Guest talk: Design is the Business!
October 8, 2015

Renee Johnston (ICS MA '15), Engineering Resident, Google
Sidnie Davis,
University Programs Specialist, Google
Career Workshop: Laying the Ground Work for Your Technical Career
October 1, 2015

Marcus Bellamy, Rachel Kawula, Diana Nguyen, Elise Richards
Student report on Summer Internships and Study Abroad at AIT
September 24, 2015

Ellen Spertus, Mills CS Faculty
Career workshop: Resume Review and Interview Preparation (folder -- need to be logged in from Mills to access)
September 10, 2015

2014-15

Colin Lockard, ICS MA candidate
Thesis talk: Anomaly Detection in Radiographic Images of Composite Materials via Crosshatch Regression
Renee Johnston, ICS MA candidate
Thesis talk: Brioxy: The Design, Development, and Deployment of an Online Community
April 16, 2015

Mira Dontcheva, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Adobe Systems
Sharma Hendel
PhD, Design Lead, Adobe Systems
Guest talk: The Many Sides of Research in Technology
April 2, 2015

Tamitha Carpenter ('89), Yun Miao ('11), Jessica Upfal, Sidnie Davis, Google
Workshop: Technical Interviews
Dinner preceded workshop
March 19, 2015

Alex Tellez, H2O
Workshop: Machine Learning
March 12, 2015

Robert Andrews, Renee Johnston, Rachel Kawula, Ashley Ongsarte 
Student Report on and Planning for Summer Internships
Co-sponsored by the Mills Computer Science Club
February 19, 2015

Dirk Riehle, Professor of Open Source, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Guest talk: Sustainable Open Source
February 5, 2015

Cloud Force ('00), Vice President of Analytics IT for MSCI, Inc.
Michelle Balovich,
Technical Business Analyst for Wells Fargo
Sharon Carroll,
Clinical Applications Analyst  for Dignity Health
Career Conversations: Careers in Technology panel presentation featuring Mills alumnae
February 4, 2015

Rachel Kawula, Winnie Cheung, Angelica Leyva-McMurtry, Heather Myers, officers of Mills Computer Science Club
Mills Computer Science Club Launch and Meeting
January 29, 2015 

Kathyrene Villariba, ICS MA candidate
Thesis talk: A Neural Network Approach to Detecting the Occupancy State of a Home from Electricity Usage
December 4, 2014

Patricia Legaspi ('02), Test Engineering Manager, Google
Sidnie Davis, University Programs Specialist, Google
Guest talk: Laying the Groundwork For Your Technical Career
Dinner followed presentation

November 20, 2014

Tamar Bercovici, Senior Engineering Manager, Box
Guest talk: How Box Scaled to a Fully Sharded MySQL Architecture
November 17, 2014

Renee Johnston, Student report on Summer Internship at Brioxy and CTY
Colin Lockard,
Student report on Summer Internship at NASA 
Fiona Robinson,
Student report on Summer Internship at Splunk
November 13, 2014

Paul Pedersen, Deputy CTO, MongoDB/10gen
Guest talk: NoSQL and MongoDB
November 10, 2014

Samantha Ready, Senior Developer Evangelist, Salesforce
Guest talk and workshop: Learn to Build Mobile Apps
November 6, 2014

Katrina Glaeser, Data Scientist, Yammer
Guest talk: Data Science and Product Analytics at Yammer/Microsoft
Co-sponsored by the Mills Math Club
October 30, 2014

Justine Osborne ('12), Application Security Engineer, Square
Tom Daniels, Application Security Engineer, Square
Vanessa Slavich, Talent and Diversity Programs, Square
Justin Cummins, Tim Kordas, Neal Harris, Alok Menghrajani and Cedric Staub, Square
Lunch and Tour of Square
San Francisco, CA
October 24, 2014

Hugo Haas, Flickr Distinguished Architect, Yahoo, Inc.
Guest talk: A Look Inside Flickr
October 23, 2014

Ümit Yalçιnalp and Ellen Spertus, Mills CS Faculty
Career workshop: Resume Review and Interview Preparation
October 2, 2014

Heidi Williams, Senior Director, Platform Engineering, Box
Guest talk: Navigating Your Career Jungle Gym
September 25, 2014

Karen Catlin, Advocate for Technical Women, Karen Catlin Consulting
TEDx talk and Q&A: Women in Tech: The Missing Force
September 4, 2014

2013–14

Zaida Mejia, ICS MA candidate
Thesis talk: Alumnae/i Database and Website
April 24, 2014

Rich Mironov, Software Consultant and Serial Entrepreneur
Career talk: Product Management and other (Non-Developer) Career Paths at Tech Companies
April 3, 2014

Ümit Yalçιnalp, PhD, Chan-Norris Endowed Visiting
Professor in Computer Science
Career workshop: Resume Review and Interview Preparation
March 20, 2014

Guido van Rossum (Creator of Python Programming Language)
Guest talk: So You Want to Create Your Own Language?
March 13, 2014

AJ Parmidge, ICS MA candidate
Thesis Talk: Finding Neuro: Development of the Neuron-
to-Environment Pixel Intensity Calculator
March 6, 2014

Susan Dray ('72)
Guest Talk: Mobile Apps for International Development Work
March 6, 2014

Jessica Gonzalez ('13), Software Developer, ThoughtWorks
ThoughtWorks Recruiting Event and Career Talk
October 24, 2013

Amy Lightholder ('03), Mills alumna
Interactive presentation: From Student to Working Professional: Bridging the Gap
October 3, 2013

2012–13

Ümit Yalçιnalp, PhD, Architect, Adobe Systems
Guest lecture: Knock Knock... Who is There... (Identity Management and the Web)
May 9, 2013

Andrew Grumet, PhD, Co-Founder and CTO at Bravo Your City! 
Guest lecture: Topics in Business Intelligence
May 2, 2013

David Thau, PhD, Project Manager for Earth Engine and Software Engineer, Google
Guest lecture: Computer Science Challenges in Geospatial Analysis and Why You Should Care
April 23, 2013

Barbara Simons, PhD, Past President of Association for Computing Machinery
Guest lecture: I Can Bank Online; Why Can't I Vote Online?
April 11, 2013

JuLee Burdekin ('95), Senior Manager of Content, Adobe Systems
Sarah Alley, Manager Client Engineering, Adobe Systems
Julie Campagna, Inspiration Group Manager, Adobe Systems
Jennifer Chang, Sr Program Manager, Adobe Systems
Rachel Luxemburg, Principal Strategist, Community & Social Media, Adobe Systems
Divya Manian, Product Manager, Adobe Systems
Erica Norton, Software Quality Developer, Digital Publications, Adobe Systems
Kelly Orasin, Talent Partner, University Talent, Adobe Systems
Julie Selby, Program Manager, Adobe Systems
Lunch and Tour of Adobe Systems 
San Francisco, CA
March 28, 2013

JuLee Burdekin ('95), Senior Manager of Content at Adobe Systems, Inc.
Cloud Force ('00), Vice President of Analytics IT at MSCI, Inc.
Claudia Medina, (ICS MA '95), Founder and Principal Consultant at EdAscent, Program Analyst at the Stanford Center for Professional Development
Marion Spector ('07), Senior Project Manager for Amyris Biotech
Career Conversations: Careers in Technology panel presentation featuring Mills alumnae
March 7, 2013

Olga Karpenko, PhD
Guest lecture: Sketching Interfaces for 3D
February 28, 2013

Ellen Spertus, PhD, CS Professor at Mills
Presentation: Getting a Software Engineering Job: Resumes and Technical Interviews
February 7, 2013

Joseph Klein, ICS MA candidate
Thesis talk: Rendering Textures Up Close in a 3D Environment Using Adaptive Micro-Texturing
Helen Tompkins, ICS MA candidate
Thesis talk: RegAdmin Request Web Application
December 6, 2012

Joshua Bloch, PhD, Software Engineer (formerly at Google)
Guest lecture: Java Puzzlers
Ian Lance Taylor,
Programmer, Google 
Guest lecture: The Go Programming Language
Trevor Adams
, ICS MA candidate
Thesis talk: Adding Music to Android App Inventor
Kate Feeney, ICS MA candidate
Thesis talk: Encouraging Collaborative Development Using App Inventor
November 29, 2012

Joshua Bloch, PhD, Software Engineer (formerly at Google)
Guest lecture: API Design
November 20, 2012

Shannon Thompson, ICS MA candidate
Thesis talk: Creating and Documenting Android Web Apps
November 8, 2012

Felby Chan, Career Counselor at Mills 
Career Planning for Computer Science
Kehontas Rowe
, student report on Grace Hopper Conference 2012; and student report on REU at UC Berkeley TRUST Center, summer 2012: An evaluation of bug finding approaches
Jessica Gonzalez
, student report on REU at Utah State University, summer 2012: Bug Wars: Software Testing Using Artificial Intelligence Planning Methods
October 25, 2012

Gayle Laakmann McDowell, Founder and CEO of CareerCup
Talk: How to Crack the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs
Santa Clara, CA
October 17, 2012

AJ Parmidge, student report on summer internship at Google Inc.: Adventures of a Boiled Frog
Ching Yu, student report on summer internship at Stanford University: Static Analysis of Mobile Programs Project
September 27, 2012

2011–12

Kendra Arimoto, Executive Search at Facebook.
Workshop: Demystifying the Tech Recruiting Process
April 26, 2012

Alexandra Holloway, PhD Candidate, UC Santa Cruz Assistive Technology Lab.
Guest lecture: The Prepared Partner: Can a video game teach labor and childbirth support techniques?
April 10, 2012

Ian Baker, Wikimedia Foundation.
Guest lecture: My Flamethrower vs Your Encyclopedia: How the Lessons from Large-Scale Industrial Art Can Help Build a Better Wikipedia
March 15, 2012

Jesse Martin, student report on DREU at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County, summer 2011: Investigating the relationship between puzzles and learning in mathematics,
Shannon Thompson, student report on DREU at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, summer 2011: Creating Technology that Supports Aging-In-Place
February 21, 2012

Facebook Women Engineers Host Mills College's Department of Computer Science
See pictures of the tour at the Mills College Facebook Page -- 
Dinner, tour, and conversations with women engineers at Facebook Headquarters
Menlo Park, CA 
February 17, 2012

Jodessa Lanzaderas, student report on SACNAS and Grace Hopper Conferences 2011 and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs)
Emerald Templeton, Career Counselor at Mills: CAREER PLANNNG for the Computer Science Major
November 17, 2011

Katie Antypas, Head of NERSC’s Scientific Computing and Data Services Department
A tour of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab parallel systems/supercomputing center at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center for Mills students, including a talk given by Katie Antypas, head of NERSC’s User Services Group.  The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is the primary scientific computing facility for the Office of Science in the US Department of Energy. As one of the largest facilities in the world devoted to providing computational resources and expertise for basic scientific research, NERSC is a world leader in accelerating scientific discovery through computation. NERSC is a division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, located in Berkeley, California.  NERSC itself is located at the UC Oakland Scientific Facility in Oakland, California.  See pictures of the tour at NERSC website.
415 20th St., Oakland 
November 7, 20

David Lu, student report on summer 2011 internship at Equipster
Jodessa Lanzaderas, student report on summer 2011 internship at QEM Network NSF Science Student Internship Program at Washington DC
October 13, 2011

Arthur Benjamin, PhD, Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College.
Guest presentation: Mathematical Card Tricks
September 28, 2011

Arthur Benjamin, PhD, Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College.
Guest lecture: The Art of Mental Calculation
September 27, 2011

Kehontas Rowe, student report on Summer 2011 Undergraduate Research Program at UC Berkeley: CommunitySourcing: Engaging Local Crowds to Perform Expert Work Via Physical Kiosks, Intel and SRC (Semi-Conductor Research Corporation)
Joe McKenney, student presentation: Musings on Summer Bicycle Trip Adventures
September 15, 2011

2010–11

Jeff Johnson, PhD, Principal Consultant at UI Wizards, Inc. Guest lecture: Designing with the Mind in Mind: The Psychological Basis for User Interface Design Rules
March 17, 2011

Ellen Siegel, PhD, Principal at Practical Privacy Consulting LLC.
Guest lecture: Keep Your Data Safe and Secure: Understanding and Reducing Risks
March 3, 2011

Joe Cancilla, ICS MA candidate
Thesis talk: Pennyrun: A GPS-Enabled Exercise-Tracking and Micro-Giving Application
December 2, 2010

Cory Burke, ICS MA candidate
Thesis talk: Planchette: An iOS Ouija Board Emulator
November 22, 2010

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