Careers in IT: The Real Story (2013 Keynote, Industry Panel, Behind the Scenes Videos)

Students were provided with a 30-minute presentation and question/answer session with Mr. Peli de Halleux, Senior Research Software Developer Engineer for Microsoft Research, opportunities, career pathway hints on beginning a career in IT, and how a student can make the most of their academic experience.  This was followed by an six-member IT industry panel (the aim in selecting panelists was their past educational experience as a CTC student, as well as juggling a career and education) who answered a variety of questions about their careers in IT, educational experiences, and current professional experience. The panel discussion was facilitated by Maureen Majury, Director of the Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology.

Peli de Halluex TouchDevelopClick on the image to the left to watch the keynote presentation Mobile Applications & Microsoft’s TouchDevelop video.




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The 2013 keynote, Peli de Halleux, Senior Research Software Developer Engineer, Microsoft Research, Microsoft, presented on Mobile Applications and TouchDevelop. (View the short PPT here by clicking on the image to the left)


Behind the Scenes at the 2013 Careers in IT - The Real Story


View Behind the Scenes of the 2013 Careers in IT: The Real Story (click on the image above to view the 4-minute video)


Careers in IT The Real Story Industry Panel 2013View the 2013 Careers in IT: The Real Story Industry Panel Presentation and audience Q&A



The 2013 panelists were:

  • Andrew Craswell, Bellevue College
  • Peli de Halleux, Microsoft
  • Eric Kong, Bellevue College
  • Daniel Martinez, University of Washington
  • Maricel Medina, Bellevue College
  • Katie Metcalf, Microsoft
  • Ahmed Osman, TIBCO Software

Careers in IT: The Real Story is an annual event, free to students (K-14), educators, and anyone who is interested in finding out a career in IT.

If you love to figure things out by learning them yourself, like math or statistics (or, wonder why you should start to “like” math right now), are artistic, like to play chess, and love to solve a puzzle, start thinking about an IT educational and career pathway now.

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