From February to June 2021 there will be a “Career Coaching” lecture series, via Zoom:
Highly successful people working full-time at big-tech companies like Google, Netflix, and Instagram will be talking about how they got there and what interesting journeys they went through which they would not have anticipated when they were in high school.
The first talk will be on 10 February by Thomas Dimson (Director of Engineering at Instagram), who graduated from UWaterloo in 2010 and began working at Instagram very early in the company’s infancy. He is the one who invented “the algorithm” at Instagram (for feeds, stories, and explore) as well as polling stickers, Hyperlapse, and emojineering.
We believe this lecture series, where students get the rare opportunity to hear first-hand from professionals that have already obtained a job where many students dream to work one day, would be valuable to all teenage students: especially those interested in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Science. The lecture series is usually open only to registered HPQC College students, but since this year they will be held on Zoom, we have decided to invite students from other schools to attend the Zoom lectures (all taking place in the evenings). We would be happy to answer any questions which you may direct to firstname.lastname@example.org.