Between the lines of code, 9 to 5 work day, and flurry of learning how to use new mobile development tools, my first software internship taught me how to be a better engineer, think more carefully about my career, and learn from some of the best in the industry.
While Silicon Valley tries to be meritocratic, unbiased, innovative, productive, and unbureaucratic as possible toward early stage founders and companies, it often falls short of these standards.
Silicon Valley is often seen as a bubble of people who think that every problem can be solved with technology. It’s created an enormous amount of wealth and capital, which has had mixed effects on different groups of people. What are the lessons we can take away from the last half century in Silicon Valley?
Everyone says experience is the best education. However, looking backwards is often subconsciously clouded with emotional biases and incomplete information that form inaccurate conclusions that restrict our ability to keep an open mind, hindering our ability to see objectively.
There’s been a lot of buzz around the idea of being a social entrepreneur lately, but what does it really mean?
These are my notes in essay form from the Intro to Human Computer Interaction course taught by Scott Klemmer at the University of California, San Diego. All credit for content goes to Scott, any errors are my own.