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27 Feb 2017

  • #government

I spent last summer (2016) in Washington D.C. working for the consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton. Before that point, I thought, what with the Internet, 24-hour news cycle, and all that, that I was pretty well immersed in the goings-on and machinations of our government. But being physically there, living as a resident of the capital city, made that immersion take on a whole new meaning.

Hiring Advice

24 Feb 2017

  • #hiring
  • #career

The culmination of our unit on hiring and diversity was a report on the hiring process for Notre Dame computer science undergrads. I coordinated with Dan Currie on this project.

Conversations on Diversity

14 Feb 2017

  • #career
  • #hiring
  • #diversity

It’s funny that we talked about work life balance last week, since this morning I stayed up until three working on a feature (Booz Allen project) that will be demoed to a principle this afternoon. It also got me to thinking about burnout, the other topic of discussion last week, and how I avoid it (if you’re wondering about the title, we’ll get to diversity in a sec, just let me ramble for a moment). I think I avoid burnout by rebooting projects.

Employment Grab-bag

07 Feb 2017

  • #career
  • #hiring

There was a lot of reading for this week. Dr. Bui, I did my best to get to most of it, but I might have skipped one or two articles. Below you’ll find some casual musings and meandering trains of thought about what it’s like to be a professional programmer/ software engineer/ computer scientist, etc.

Code of Ethics

03 Feb 2017

  • #computer science
  • #privacy

As part of the course, we studied codes of ethics for computer scientists. In particular, we analyzed the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The culmination of this analysis was the writing of a new code of ethics: I partnered with classmate Dan Currie (fellow Keenan Knight) and we wrote a code of ethics specifically for Notre Dame computer science majors.

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