Career Strategy Workshop - Tire Marks To Avoid
Speakers: KK Yap - Software Engineer, Google; Chuan He - Software Engineer, Google
Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Gates Building, Room 104
Lunch will be served!
Years in the workforce inevitably comes along with some tire marks on one's back. It is through these tire marks that one learns the most memorable lessons, e.g., how to think about career progression or how to interact with others at work. In this talk, we want to share some of these tire marks on our backs---in hope that you can avoid them.
KK is a software engineer in Google with a networking focus. He spends part of his time enabling people to send traffic on Google's peering edge in Espresso. He also spends part of his time stopping people from sending traffic working on bandwidth enforcer. In between, he dabbles in random projects from completely secret explorations to open source ones. KK became a software engineer after promoting software-defined networking (SDN) for several years in Stanford, where he got his Ph.D. He sometimes reminisce about SDN without all these fibers.
Chuan is a software engineer in Google working on providing routing services (BGP/IS-IS) which interconnects Google's data center networks. She also spends time on exporting the routing information through the data pipeline for engineers to debug network failures. She graduated from Stanford in 2012 with a MS degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation, she worked as a software engineer in Ericsson with a focus on TCP/IP stack and routing protocols for the standalone routers, before joining Google.