You've been contacted for an interview. Now what? Join moderator, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Steve Engels, in a panel discussion with Computer Science alumni who will tell you what it takes to succeed in today's tech sector interviews. Whether you've had a few jobs already, are planning for Professional Experience Year, or are just starting your post-grad job search, don't miss their valuable advice.
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An opportunity to network with our alumni guests over light refreshments will follow.
Caroline Mattos (MScAC 2017) is the Business Analyst at SecureKey who assists the Product Owner with product discovery, backlog grooming, user story development, mapping, and prioritization, and also helps to shape the product and engineering culture by improving the company's processes.After working over 8 years in the IT industry, Caroline truly believes that the success on identifying customer needs and delivering the right solution depends on how well you communicate with the people you’re working with. Before joining SecureKey, Caroline worked on IT Consulting/development within banking and automotive industries. She started her career as a Software Engineer at Synergia Engenharia de Software e Sistemas, and after 4 years she moved over to join Vetta Group, as a Solutions Analyst given her interested in Business Analysis and Requirements Elicitation. Caroline is a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). She holds a Master's degree in Applied Computing (MScAC) from the University of Toronto, and BSc in Computer Science at the Pontifical Catholic Universtiy of Minas Gerais in Brazil.
Jimoh Ovbiagele is a co-founder & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of ROSS Intelligence, backed by Y-Combinator and other top VCs in Silicon Valley. Ovbiagele is a self-taught programmer, starting at the age of ten, who founded several startups in college and worked on self-driving cars. When Ovbiage was 21 and attending U of T's Department of Computer Science, he came up with the idea for and co-founded ROSS Intelligence. At 23 years old, Ovbiagele was named by the American Bar Association as a "Legal Rebel" and by Forbes as one of their 30 Under 30.
Dhyey Sejpal (HBSc 2016) graduated with a specialist focusing on Artificial Intelligence. He currently works as a Software Development Engineer at Amazon. He joined the Toronto office as a returning employee after his 2015 internship in Seattle, WA. He started with AFT, the group that is responsible for the efficient functioning of hundreds of Amazon warehouses around the world. After spending some time there, he joined SCOT forecasting due to his interest in Data Analysis and Machine Learning. His current team deals with forecasting the demand of products on Amazon at a massive scale and owns the services responsible for storage and access of data needed for forecasting.
Darryl Yao (HBSc 2011) specialized in Software Engineering. After having spent his Professional Experience Year (PEY) at IBM doing QA & Development, and staying on part-time as he finished his final year of university, Darryl went on to work at a small Toronto startup called Konrad Group. At the time, Darryl was just the 11th employee of the company founded by three U of T Computer Science and Engineering alumni. He first started out as a BlackBerry 7 application developer but soon gained experience in Android, Windows Phone and iOS app development. His career at Konrad Group continued to grow as the company expanded and he was able to take on a role as one of the hiring managers for the development team in 2015. As Konrad Group scaled, Darryl was selected to be one of four technical directors, becoming the sole Technical Director overseeing mobile development and quality assurance at Konrad Group. Today, Konrad Group employs over 200 people world wide, and Darryl leads teams both here and abroad in their near-shore office in San Jose, Costa Rica. In his spare time, Darryl is a huge sports fan, gamer, and an avid volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, and softball player.