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Add to Calendar 9/6/2012 11:00 am 9/6/2012 America/Chicago Physics Careers Seminar: "PhDs in the Silicon Valley" DESCRIPTION:

The San Francisco Bay area is experiencing another boom right now. One of the defining features of this current surge is "Big Data". Companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Salesforce, and LinkedIn urgently need experts to analyze mountains of data and turn it into valuable insights and products. I will talk about moving to Mountain View after finishing my PhD in Physics at Illinois and joining a fast-growing startup. I'll tell you who is hiring, how to fine-tune your resume, what these jobs pay, and what else to expect if you decide to move to an internet technology company. This talk should be interesting for anyone considering the Silicon Valley; a PhD in physics is not necessary.

Bio: I graduated from Brian DeMarco's atomic physics group at Illinois in 2011. After moving to the Silicon Valley with other Illinois alumni, I started working at an online video company Ooyala. My current role is a product manager focusing on Big Data.

View Dr. Pasienski's seminar slides.

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Dr. Matt Pasienski, Ooyala Technologies

204 Loomis Laboratory

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Physics Careers Seminar: "PhDs in the Silicon Valley"

Speaker Dr. Matt Pasienski, Ooyala Technologies
Date: 9/6/2012
Time: 11 a.m.
Location:

204 Loomis Laboratory

Sponsor:

Lance Cooper

Event Type: Alumni Speaker Seminar
 

The San Francisco Bay area is experiencing another boom right now. One of the defining features of this current surge is "Big Data". Companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Salesforce, and LinkedIn urgently need experts to analyze mountains of data and turn it into valuable insights and products. I will talk about moving to Mountain View after finishing my PhD in Physics at Illinois and joining a fast-growing startup. I'll tell you who is hiring, how to fine-tune your resume, what these jobs pay, and what else to expect if you decide to move to an internet technology company. This talk should be interesting for anyone considering the Silicon Valley; a PhD in physics is not necessary.

Bio: I graduated from Brian DeMarco's atomic physics group at Illinois in 2011. After moving to the Silicon Valley with other Illinois alumni, I started working at an online video company Ooyala. My current role is a product manager focusing on Big Data.

View Dr. Pasienski's seminar slides.

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