Fall 2017 ACM Alumni Career Panel
Fall 2017 ACM Alumni Career Panel




Date/Time: Mon 11/13 5:30-7pm
Location: Library 121, SFSU campus

Come meet CS alumni, who will talk about job search, career strategies and options for CS majors!

Our Fall 2017 panelists:
Sonja Heikkinen (Lucidworks)
Rupal Khilari (Autodesk)
Paul Klein (Twilio)
Chris Kohlhardt (Gliffy)
Monte Thakkar (Pillow)

Short bios for some of our panelists:

Rupal Khilari: Autodesk makes software for the architecture, engineering, media, and entertainment industries. Their better known products include AutoCad, Maya, 3DsMax and Fusion360. I am a Senior Software Engineer on the Shotgun Toolkit team. I help build software to facilitate workflows for artists in 3D animation and visual effects studios.

Paul Klein: Twilio is the largest cloud communications API, serving up text message and phone calls to millions of users every day. At Twilio I work on the Identity team. We build microservices to support authentication, authorization, and identification within Twilio.

Chris Kolhardt: Chris Kohlhardt is founder and Chairman of Gliffy, a web based diagramming tool for creating flow charts, UML diagrams, wireframes and other business visuals. While at Gliffy Chris has held multiple roles including helping to write the initial version of the software and ran the company as CEO for over 10 years.

Monte Thakkar: Pillow is a technology-driven hospitality company that helps short-term rentals work for everyone. At Pillow, I work as a full-stack software engineer, helping build web and mobile products using the latest technologies.