Sunday, October 31, 2010

[FREE-FOOD] Fwd: [Dems] Prop 23 discussion, mon, nov 1, 6:30-8pm, wcc lounge

Burritos and Politics
Discuss Prop 23 with Joe Nation, co-author of AB-32 (Global Warming Solutions Act)
Monday, Nov 1
WCC Lounge

Brought to you by the Stanford Democrats

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Friday, October 29, 2010

[FREE-FOOD] Fwd: [UCAA] RSVP: Asian American Studies Fall Luncheon: History of SF's I-Hotel on Nov. 2nd 12-1pm @ A3C

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Subject: [UCAA] RSVP: Asian American Studies Fall Luncheon: History of SF's I-Hotel on Nov. 2nd 12-1pm @ A3C
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 11:30:30 -0700
From: Tina Duong <>
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Asian American Studies Fall Quarter Luncheon

Tues. Nov. 2nd 12noon- 1pm
Asian American Activities Center (A3C) Couchroom

Come learn about Asian American Studies (AAS) and hear Professor David Palumbo-Liu,
the director of AAS, talk about the history of San Francisco's I-Hotel!

Lunch will be provided! Please RSVP to by Sunday, October 31st.

"They lived, as it were, in two worlds -- in a world they left behind, and in a dream before their eyes." - Al Robles

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What is Asian American Studies?
What is the I-Hotel?

Who were the manongs? Why were they evicted?

Tina Duong
Stanford University '12
Asian American Studies and Biology
AASA Core & SVSA Co-Chair

Thursday, October 28, 2010

[FREE-FOOD] Almost free GELATO!!

(Almost) free GELATO!!

$1 for $5 worth of Gelato at Gelato Classico in Palo Alto
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[FREE-FOOD] Knight Capital Information Session, thurs nov 4, 5:30-6:30pm, gates 104

Dinner will be Provided!

Knight Capital Information Session
Thursday, November 4
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Gates Building, room 104

# 1 in NYSE shares traded
# 1 in NASDAQ shares traded

Please join us for our information session to learn more about career opportunities at Knight.

Why work for the Electronic Trading Group at Knight?
• An elite group of high-caliber members
• Immense success in U.S. equities
• Expanding internationally and across asset classes
• Collaborative and team-oriented culture

What types of careers does Knight’s Electronic Trading Group offer?
• Quantitative Strategist, Full-time and Intern
• C++ Developer, Full-time and Intern
• Java Developer, Full-time
• Infrastructure Engineer, Full-time


[FREE-FOOD] theory lunch, shipra agrawal, gates 4b lobby, 12:15pm, nov 4

I am unsure what this is but someone can go check it out.

Theory Lunch - Shipra Agrawal - Topic TBA
Gates 4B lobby
Lunch begins at 12;15
Topic TBA
Shipra Agrawal

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[FREE-FOOD] two sigma info session, wed, nov 3, 5:30-6:30pm, gates 104. thai food!

Thai food! Ooh.

Two Sigma Info Session
Speaker: Chris Sales, Managing Director, Research
Wednesday, November 3
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Gates Building, room 104
Thai Dinner will be Provided!

“Real World Arbitrage:” Stanford CS alumnus Chris Sales (BS ’95) will lead an interactive presentation that will give an introduction to the world of computational finance and highlight some of the many opportunities and challenges involved. Chris will also explain how many of the hard-earned skills and knowledge acquired at Stanford can help meet these challenges, and why it is an exciting time to be considering a career in this rapidly-evolving area.

A member of the Firm since April 2005, Chris Sales joined Two Sigma after working at Glacis Capital Management, LLC, a hedge fund that he co-founded in 2002, focusing on stock statistical arbitrage trading. Immediately prior to Glacis, Chris worked at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) as director of the Equity Derivatives group. Before his work there, he was at D. E. Shaw & Co. as an associate in the Equity-Linked Market Making group and later as VP in the Convertible Arbitrage Group. Chris graduated magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a BA in management-engineering and earned a BS with distinction in computer science from Stanford University in 1995.

[FREE-FOOD] Free Food Calendar Link

Since some people are wondering where the calendar is, here is the link again.


ical link

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John Chong Mu

"Knowledge is not achieved until shared"  

[FREE-FOOD] Symantec Info session, Monday, Nov 1, 5:30-6:30pm, gates 104

Dinner provided. Probably the usual tech info session food.

Symantec Info Session
Monday, November 1
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Gates Building, room 104

Symantec Corporation invites you to an information session!
Please join us for dinner and to find out about our company, products, and career opportunities!

Shobana Radhakrishnan
Sr. Manager of Development

Kevin Levy
Sr. Manager of Engineering

[FREE-FOOD] SuccessFactors Info Session, Monday, Nov 1, 12-1pm, Packard 202

Lunch will be Provided!

SuccessFactors Information Session
(Business Execution Software)
Speaker: Aaron Au, CTO & Founder
Monday, November 1
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Packard Building, room 202

Cloud Computing - Lesson Learned
Please join us at our information session and we will share the secret on how we build the largest Enterprise Cloud Computing Platform

InformationWeek: "SuccessFactors is the Future of Business Software"

[FREE-FOOD] Fwd: icenter-social Digest, Vol 48, Issue 4

Saturday November 6
Bechtel International Center courtyard

We have received support from the Billie Achilles Fund , so our expert
asadores will be fully in charge of providing the asado and we're
expecting to have many guests. All you need to bring are the
essential ingredients of any Argentine asado: patience (good things
come to those who wait!) and of course the willingness to socialize
and make new friends.
Hope to see you there.

Sunday November 7
11 AM - 1 PM
Assembly Room and patio at the I-Center

The Turkish Student Association invites you to join their event and to
enjoy tasty Turkish breakfast items and hope to bring together Turkish
and non-Turkish Stanford students as well as broader community.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

[FREE-FOOD] Fwd: RSVP: Talk by Founder and CEO of CreditEase (宜信) on Social Entrepreneurship, Micro-Finance and Entrepreneurship in China 10/31

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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 11:06:22 -0700 (PDT)
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Hi all,    ACSSS and CEO are going to co-host this event with our distinguished guest, Mr. Ning Tang, Founder and CEO of CreditEase (宜信) . Mr. Tang will give a talk on Social Entrepreneurship, Micro-Finance and Entrepreneurship in China. Please RSVP below and indicates your interests with the event and the dinner followed. People who successfully RSVP for the dinner will receive another email about the venue.    Time: Sunday , Oct.31, 4pm-6pm  Venue: Havana Room, Graduate Community Center, Stanford  Map to this venue is here:    RSVP for the event and dinner here:    ____________________________________________________    Below is Mr. Tang's bio:     Ning has over 10 years of microfinance experience dating back to his college years during which he went to Bangladesh to study poverty alleviation through microcredit with Professor Yunus.   Ning founded CreditEase, China's first and now the biggest peer-to-peer microcredit platform, in 2006 and has built the company into a 2,000 person organization with a service network covering more than 20 cities all over the country. The company has enabled tens of thousands of micro-entrepreneurs, students and parents, salary workers and extremely poor rural females to have access to credit. On the innovative platform, people with extra funds (lenders) lend to people with funding needs (borrowers), all based on credit. In April 2010 , world leading venture capital investor KPCB's China fund invested into CreditEase and became a strategic partner. This is the first investment in China's microcredit industry by mainstream international private equity funds, this landmark transaction demonstrates the tremendous social and financial value that microcredit is creating in China.   CreditEase recently got elected to become the council member of China Association of Microfinance (CAM). Prof. Xiaoshan Du is the Director in General of CAM. Ning was also elected as the Director of CAM Strategy Committee.   Ning is also an experienced venture investor and has in the past 10 years funded and advised on a number of startup companies many of which have grown into leaders in their respective sectors. He is a Board member of China Talent Group (China's leading Human Resources Outsourcing service provider), DHgate (leader in next generation cross-border e-commerce), Tarena (China's largest high-end IT training service provider) and Emay (China's largest mobile enterprise solutions provider). Ning is a sought-after speaker on subject matters ranging from microfinance, innovation, venture investment to corporate social responsibility.   Ning studied mathematics at Peking University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honorary organization.      Brought to you by   Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Stanford (ACSSS) & Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) at Stanford          --++**==--++**==--++**==--++**==--++**==--++**==--++**== Unsubscribe or change your options at:  This mailing list is read-only. Please reply to the sender only.  Send your other post to:       - Job openings, internal referral, career info    - Sublease info listing, rent request, etc.     - Second-hand info and large purchase in group    - Contact ACSSS board or other requests  Visit our website for more information: Be a fan on Facebook:

[FREE-FOOD] Fwd: Tegra and NVIDIA's Emerging Mobile Strategy

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Subject: Tegra and NVIDIA's Emerging Mobile Strategy
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 09:11:55 -0700
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Stanford IEEE Presents...

Tegra and NVIDIA's Emerging Mobile Strategy
Jen-Hsun Huang, Co-Founder, CEO, and President, NVIDIA (MS EE '92)
November 1, 2010, 5:30 to 7:00 PM, NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang SoE Center

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As computing has moved towards increasingly mobile devices, the workloads expected to be run on these devices have increased in intensity. Dealing with the dual constraints of cost and power, chipmakers have begun to deal with the new frontier in computing: high performance mobile applications.

Jensen Huang, MS EE '93, the President, CEO, and co-Founder of NVIDIA will be discussing NVIDIAs entry into this market space through the Tegra line of mobile CPUs, NVIDIAs mobile strategy moving forward, and how the differences in technical background and corporate culture between NVIDIA and Intel will serve to change the face of mobile computing over the next few years.

Tegra and NVIDIA's Emerging Mobile Strategy

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Monday, October 25, 2010

[FREE-FOOD] Fwd: [ASES] Interested in Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare? Come to SWIB's SOCIAL MEDIA Power Panel! | Wed Oct 27 | 7-8:30PM | Hillel, Kehillah Hall

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Subject: [ASES] Interested in Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare? Come to SWIB's SOCIAL MEDIA Power Panel! | Wed Oct 27 | 7-8:30PM | Hillel, Kehillah Hall
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 20:35:37 -0700
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Cool event guys!

Interested in social media?

Come check out this amazing panel of speakers from FACEBOOK, TWITTER, and FOURSQUARE!

Come to Stanford Women in Business's
Social Media Power Panel

Wednesday, October 27
Hillel, Kehillah Hall (2nd floor of Koret Pavillion)

Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare have given rise to an industry now known as "social media." It has allowed us to connect in ways never before possible - through sharing photos, videos, posts, and blogs instantly over the internet. Randi Zuckerberg, Elizabeth Weil, and Tristan Walker are all young pioneers in the field, and have led their firms to success in their own innovative ways. Come hear their stories and ask questions about how they got to where they are, where they see this industry going, the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis, as well as advice on how to start your own career in social media.   **dessert and networking to follow!**

Please RSVP to

  • Randi Zuckerberg: Manages marketing initiatives at Facebook, sister of Mark Zuckerberg
  • Elizabeth Weil: Product marketing manager at Twitter
  • Tristan Walker: Director of business development at Foursquare
Randi Zuckerberg
Randi Zuckerberg leads marketing partnerships for Facebook around media, current events, and non-profits. She led the company's U.S. election and international politics strategy, in addition to media partnerships around the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, the Olympics, and the World Cup. Randi has made appearances for Facebook on CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Bloomberg, NDTV, and World News. Most recently, she represented Facebook at the Golden Globe Awards and the World Economic Forum in Davos.  Randi holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Harvard University.

Elizabeth Weil
Elizabeth is the product marketing manager at Twitter. She originally joined Twitter to start its Corporate Development team and head-up acquisitions. Before joining Twitter, Elizabeth was a venture capitalist with the Sand Hill Road firm, Institutional Venture Partners. Prior to IVP, Elizabeth worked at Menlo Ventures as an Investment Analyst and held marketing positions with online gaming company Xfire (acquired by MTV/Viacom) and eBay drop-off company, AuctionDrop. By night, Elizabeth is a letterpress printer and designer
who has run 37 ultramarathons and marathons. Elizabeth has a Masters in Management Science and Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University, where she was a Mayfield Fellow and Buck Scholar.

Tristan Walker
Tristan is the Director of Business Development for Foursquare, a mobile social application that mixes social, locative and gaming elements to encourage users to explore cities in which they live or visit and reward them for doing so. He has lead partnership efforts with various media entities and large retailers, including Bravo, MTV, CNN, New York Times, NBA and Starbucks. Tristan was also featured in The Hollywood Reporter's Digital Power Top 50 list for 2010.  Tristan holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Stony Brook University, where he graduated as valedictorian and he also holds a MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Questions?  Contact Lauren at or Sherry at

George Tang
Stanford B.S Computer Science 2011
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[FREE-FOOD] Fwd: [aagsa] [aagsa Pumpkin Carving Sun 10/30 3pm, Willis]


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Subject: [aagsa] [aagsa Pumpkin Carving Sun 10/30 3pm, Willis]
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 14:57:19 -0700
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Halloween Pumpkin Carving with AAGSA

Come celebrate the season of ghosts, goblins, costumes and candy! AAGSA is hosting an afternoon of pumpkin carving on Saturday, October 30.

Grab a friend and create a spooky / humorous / artistic  / geeky / ironic display for Halloween.  Or just come hang out and enjoy candy, pumpkin pie and other Halloween treats.

Pumpkins will be provided, 
but please bring knives and/or power tools.

Time: Saturday, October 30, 3pm
Location: Willis Lounge, Rains

RSVP here by Thursday, October 28 to reserve a pumpkin for you and your friends!



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By all rights, this film's central gimmick -- a cursed videotape that kills viewers unless they show it to someone else -- should come across as incredibly stupid. Yet superb visuals and great performances by co-stars Nanako Matsushima and Hiroyuki Sanada ensure a totally creepy atmosphere throughout. Based on a bestselling Koji Suzuki novel, "Ringu" singlehanded raised the bar for horror films domestically and kicked off a short-lived fad for 'J-Horror' abroad. Although the 2002 Hollywood remake (inventively re-titled "The Ring") isn't half bad, there's simply no substitute for the original. (CNN)

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[FREE-FOOD] free Food Should Taste Good bag of chips

If you don't mind liking a page on facebook and putting in your address,
you can get a free bag of chips from a marketing promotion. lol...

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[FREE-FOOD] Fwd: [A3C] Want to live a balanced life at Stanford? Check out "Learning the Stanford Balancing Act" - A3C Speaker Series, Thurs., Oct. 28

Hey everyone! 
Thanks for coming out to one of our previous Speaker Series!

I wanted to remind you that the A3C Speaker Series runs throughout the year, which means that you should come out to more of our events!

Speaking of which, you all should come check out this week's Speaker Series on living a balanced lifestyle at Stanford with Vaden staff psychologist Dr. Oliver Lin!

Come and bring a friend! There will be free Chinese food! (Its really really yummy!)

I would totally appreciate you if you would forwarded this email out to your dorm lists, all the freshmen you know, and anyone you think wants to live a balanced lifestyle! (which is, like, everyone!)

Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions!




The Asian American Activities Center (A3C) presents...

A3C Speaker Series:
"Learning the Stanford Balancing Act"
Thursday, October, 28th, Noon-1PM 
Asian American Activities Center Couchroom
2nd floor of Old Union Clubhouse
Feeling overwhelmed by your academic, social, and personal commitments?

Learn how to manage your stress and live a more balanced lifestyle at Stanford with Dr. Oliver Lin, staff psychologist of Vaden Health Center's Counseling and Psychological Services.

The Speaker Series, sponsored by the Asian American Activities Center (A3C), 
is your opportunity to meet faculty and staff in an informal setting.  
All sessions are from noon-1PM at the A3C, 
located on the 2nd floor of the Old Union Clubhouse.  
A free lunch is provided.

Bring your friend or roommate - everyone is welcome!  For more information, contact Speaker Series coordinators, 
Jeff Chen at or Chia Xiong at

The Asian American Activities Center is a University Department under the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs.

Jeff Chen
Stanford University | Class of 2013

[FREE-FOOD] Fwd: Sandia National Laboratories & TBP Tech Talk/Job Info Sess, 10/28, 6-7p @ Y2E2 101

When: Thursday, October 28, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Y2E2 101
FREE Pizza Chicago provided!

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Subject: Fwd: Sandia National Laboratories & TBP Tech Talk/Job Info Sess, 10/28, 6-7p @ Y2E2 101

For BS, MS, and PhD engineering students:

Stanford Tau Beta Pi and Sandia National Laboratories present:

    Modeling and Simulation at Sandia National Laboratories
    a technical talk and career information session
Jobs, internships and fellowship opportunities available: bring your resumes!

When: Thursday, October 28, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Y2E2 101
FREE Pizza Chicago provided!

On the agenda:
- What is Sandia National Laboratories?
- Jobs/Internships/Fellowships at Sandia
- Modeling and Simulation presentation
- Question & Answer with Jon Zimmerman, senior engineer

Questions about this event? Please contact


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[FREE-FOOD] Fwd: Stanford IEEE Presents: Prof. Mark Horowitz - Trends in VLSI Design Automation

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Subject: Stanford IEEE Presents: Prof. Mark Horowitz - Trends in VLSI Design Automation
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 08:51:05 -0700
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Stanford IEEE Presents...

Trends in VLSI Design Automation
Mark Horowitz, Yahoo Founder's Professor, Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering
October 26, 2010, 5:00 to 6:00 PM, CISX 101

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The slowing performance gains from CMOS scaling and the rising design
costs are making it more difficult to continue to deliver value to our
customers. To buck this trend, we need to make design much more
efficient. In many ways our current situation is reminiscent of the
situation in the mid 80's where chips were custom designed, and only
created by chip companies.

Synthesis and placement/routing systems created the ASIC market, and we
need a similar scale improvement today. For many reasons I don't believe
that either the current SoC, or high-level language effort will succeed in
solving this problem.  Instead, we should acknowledge that working out the
interactions in a complex design is complex, and will cost a lot of money,
even when we do it well.  The key is to leverage this work over a broader
class of chips. This approach leads to the idea of building
chip-generators and not chips. That is instead of building a programmable
chip to meet a broad class of application needs, you create a virtual
programmable chip, that is MUCH more flexible than any real chip.  The
application designer (the new chip designer) will then configure this
substrate to optimize their application.  The generator will take this
information and then create the desired chip.  While there are many very
hard problems that need to be addressed to make this work, but none of
them seem insurmountable.  In fact I will provide some recent examples
from my group which indicate the promise of this approach - including
improving the energy efficiency of a H.264 encoder by 200x, and how to
validate a chip generator.

Stanford IEEE Tech Talk - Trends in VLSI Design Automation

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

[FREE-FOOD] Día de los Muertos Celebration this Friday

El Centro Chicano, Stanford's Latino Community Center, is hosting a Día de los Muertos* celebration this Friday from 7-9pm. There will be food, music, student performances, and an all around good time. The event is open to the public, so I hope to see some of you there!



* Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a day long celebration that originated as a fusion of the beliefs and practices of the Catholic church (All Saints/Souls Day) with the traditions of indigenous cultures in Mexico. Families assemble altars and cook the favorite foods of their deceases loved ones and ancestors as a way to celebrate their memory. It is a very festive holiday and one of my personal favorites!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

[FREE-FOOD] arista networks info session, oct 28, 5:30-6:30pm, gates 104

Dinner will be provided!

Cloud and Data Center Networks
...or how to spend $50,000,000 on a warehouse in the desert

Arista Networks Info Session
Speaker: Adam Sweeney, Software Guy
Thursday, Oct. 28
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Gates Building, room 104

Cloud computing and the steady growth of large data centers are driving a new generation of data-center networks. Come learn how Arista leverages modern switch silicon, open-source software and sophisticated distributed systems technology to build some really big networks. Please join us for a discussion of trends in data center networking and an introduction to Arista.

Speaker Bio:
Adam is a member of Arista's software team, working on things from spanning tree protocols to forwarding ASIC drivers. Lately, Adam is focused on how to organize and grow the software team while preserving the cultural and technical things that make working at Arista great. In the past, he helped to build some successful products such as the Catalyst 4500 ethernet switch family at Cisco and the XFS file system at Silicon Graphics. He graduated from Stanford in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

[FREE-FOOD] zynga info session, oct 27, 5:30-6:30pm, gates 104

Food will be provided!

Zynga Information Session
October 27, 2010
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Gates Building, room 104

Are you playing Farmville, Mafia Wars, or Frontierville and looking to break into the social games industry? Come hear from Scott Dale, one of our Zynga executives speak about our birth as a company, how we build social online games, and the innovative technologies we use! We will also be introducing our new grad and internship opportunities so bring your resumes! Hope you’re ready to impact millions!

Scott has been with Zynga since its initial birth and serves as the Zynga Fellow. Also, a fun fact he currently holds 6 patents, wow! Prior to Zynga, Scott co-founded Houseglue in 2006 and before that co-founded SupportSoft with Mark Pincus (CEO of Zynga), Cadir Lee (Sr. VP and CTO of Zynga) and spent eight years serving as both vice president of engineering and chief technology officer. In addition, he also worked for Hewlett-Packard and Apple Computer. As it relates to his educational career, Scott earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.