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Monthly SeaSPIN Meeting
Tuesday, June 4
Free and Open to the Software Engineering & IT Community
Vertafore, 11724 NE 195th Street, Bothell, WA 98011
Food & networking from 5:45 to 6:15 (pizza, salad, soda )
Announcements from 6:15 to 6:30
Presentation from 6:30 to 7:45
Q & A from 7:45 to 8:15
Doors close at 8:30
Where is Technology Taking Us?
by James Whittaker, Partner Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
The information age is giving way to the knowledge age where data is the new currency and the rules of engineering are changing. What's coming? Where is technology taking us? And, more specifically, what do engineers need to do to prepare for it? James covers the present and future and paints a picture of an engineers life over the next decade or so.
James Whittaker is a technology executive with a career spanning academia, start-ups and top tech companies. He career began in 1986 as the first computer science graduate ever hired by the FBI, where he worked to automate Agent’s caseloads. He then entered graduate school at the University of Tennessee, receiving his PhD in computer science in 1991.
Following academia, James worked as a freelance developer specializing in test automation. He has worked in 13 different countries over a five year period, for companies like IBM, Ericsson, SAP, Cisco and Microsoft, performing seminal research in software quality and developer productivity.
He has authored dozens of published papers, patents and conference presentations, including the faculty work at the Florida Institute of Technology, adding further to his publications and winning over $12m in sponsored research. His work in Y2K testing & software security earned multiple awards and in 2002 his security work led to a university spin-off startup which later acquired by Raytheon.
James’ early work at Microsoft included Trustworthy Computing and Visual Studio. In 2009 he joined Google as an engineering director and led teams working on Chrome, Maps and Google+. He was also the keynote speaker for Google Developer Days. In 2012 James rejoined Microsoft to build the Bing Information Platform.
James is known for being a creative and passionate leader and sought after speaker and author. Of his five books two have been Jolt Award finalists.
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