First published on CloudBlogs on Oct 22, 2015
In this week’s episode of the
“Lunch Break” series
I talk with
Prof. Ed Lazowska
from the University of Washington’s incredible
Computer Science & Engineering
department. Prof. Lazowska is one of the true pioneers of the computer science field, and it was a lot of fun getting to spend lunch with him.
In part 1 of our drive, we discuss:
The long history between the University of Washington and Microsoft.
Seattle’s most important exports: Software, grunge, coffee, retail.
A computer science degree is now a safe choice for students; 40 years ago it was a refuge for engineers who couldn’t do anything else.
Choosing a career is an intersection of “what you’re really excited about” and “what the world needs.”
Is the business world ahead of academia when it comes to mining and using data?
How the people building software not only have to build better tools, but they need to build them in such a way that people without computer science degrees can use them.
We’ve entered a new golden age of kids being able to
things. The development environments have caught up to the speed of imagination.