Our third Semesterly CSGE Meetup will happen in November 2012. It will be hosted by Lookout and sponsored by Accel!
If you are a Berkeley EECS graduate, postdoc, faculty, or alumni of any of those groups, you are invited. If you have attended past Meetups, you should receive an email with details soon. If you are one of our members and haven’t interacted with us yet, please register now or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add you to our invite list.
See you in November!
Our Second CSGE Meetup has been planned!
Greylock is sponsoring, and Dropbox is hosting!
If you are a Berkeley EECS graduate, postdoc, or faculty alumni and haven’t yet received an invitation, please email us at email@example.com.
See you there!
Please come to the next CSGE hangout featuring a talk by CTO of Twilio (and recent CS Postdoc at UMich) Evan Cooke!
It will be on Thursday, February 23 at 5:30 Wednesday, February 29 at 6:30 in room 380 on the 3rd floor of Soda Hall. Hangouts are our monthly social networking events open to all members of the CSGE. (RSVP Below)
Title: Founding Twilio
Abstract. This talk seeks to feed the inner-entrepreneur of CS grad students. I will relate a brief history of Twilio and highlight the critical phases of a venture-backed hyper-growth silicon valley startup from the perspective of a newly minted CS grad. I finished grad school in early 2008 and founded Twilio with friends from school. Today, the company has more than 100 employees, offices across the US and in Europe, and has more than 75,000 developers using the APIs to make and receive phone calls and send and receive text messages.
Evan Cooke is CTO and Co-founder at Twilio. Evan was recently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in network security and distributed systems at the University of Michigan where he completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science.
Full Hangout Agenda
- 20 min talk by Evan Cooke, CTO/Founder of Twilio) titled: Founding Twilio
- General networking
We’ve entered the busy end-of-semester/holiday season, and your CSGE officers have been working hard to organize our first members only meetup!
Our next open-invite hangout has not been scheduled, but should be by early January, so check back then, or join our mailing list to receive an email notice.
Have a happy holiday season!
Your CSGE officers.
Add it to your
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Location: Wozniak Lounge
Who’s invited: Cal students only!
RSVP: Please use form below!
Our next CSGE hangout will be merged into the the IT and Web Mixer in partnership with the Business Plan Competition, and Graduate Social Venture Competitions (GSVC). Come join us Wednesday, Nov 16th at 7pm in the Wozniak Lounge, 4th floor of Soda Hall. Sponsored
Normally, our hangouts are our intimate bi-weekly social networking events open to all members of the CSGE and guests from the UC Berkeley and bay area entrepreneurial communities. This week however, several of our officers have worked with the organizing committees of the BPlan and GSVC to bring you a much larger event. This event is for Cal students only!
Please come to the next CSGE hangout! It will be on Wednesday, Nov 2nd at 8pm in the Wozniak Lounge, 4th floor of Soda Hall. Hangouts are our bi-weekly social networking events open to all members of the CSGE and guests from the UC Berkeley and bay area entrepreneurial communities.
- 5min, Announcements
- EECS-Haas BPlan competition mixer update
- RSVP for first CSGE alumni meetup (on Nov 30)
- Ask your advisor for connections to alumni
- How to become an officer, and ways to help
- 10min, Yaron Singer, Student Startup Challenges - Short talk + Q&A
- General networking
What: First Berkeley EECS Entrepreneurial Meetup (Organized by CSGE)
When: Nov 30, 2011, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Palo Alto, CA (directions will be emailed to registered attendees)
RSVP: This event is open to all Berkeley EECS grad alumni, current EECS graduate students, postdocs, faculty and selected guests by invitation only. EECS Alumni and grad students please register on the alumni or student page (select “yes” under the “Meetup RSVP” option), faculty please RSVP here.
Currently registered: 43 EECS grad students, 5 faculty, 8 investors, 25 industry & alumni
Sponsored by Greylock Partners
Hosted by Cloudera
The first Berkeley EECS Entrepreneurial meetup will be on Wed. Nov 30, 2011, 6:30-8:30 pm in Palo Alto, CA. The evening will involve food and drink, an introduction to the CSGE, and networking with current grad students, alumni, faculty, investors and industry leaders.
Transportation will be provided for registered Attendees from Berkeley to the event and back.
Please help us spread the word to other entrepreneurial EECS alumni by contacting any that you know and encouraging them to come as well!
The following agenda is tentative.
- 6:30 pm, General networking
- 7:00 pm, Overview of CSGE and the culture of entrepreneurship at Berkeley, Andy Konwinski
- 7:05 pm, Graduate student founders’ perspectives
- 7:20 pm, An alumus founder’s perspective, Mike Olson, Cloudera
- 7:25 pm, General networking
Please come to the next CSGE hangout! It will be on Wednesday, October 19 at 8pm in the Wozniak Lounge, 4th floor of Soda Hall. Hangouts are our bi-weekly social networking events open to all members of the CSGE.
- EECS-Haas BPlan competition mixer
- 30min, short talks
- 5min, Joel Davis (officer, Entrepreneurs Association): Overview of EA
- General networking
Come to the next CSGE hangout, Monday, October 3 at 8pm, in 380 Soda Hall! Hangouts are our bi-weekly social networking events open to all members of the CSGE.
- Updates on the advisory board
- Engagement with VCs, other administrative issues
- Brief talks by Ariel Kleiner and Kurtis Heimerl on challenges and opportunities in their research fields (abstracts below)
- QA sessions and discussion
- General networking
Kurtis Heimerl: Modern telecommunication systems are in some ways the opposite of the Internet; they are monolithic, designed for centralized billing, identification of users, and limiting access to content. I’m going to discuss new technologies that are destabilizing and democratizing these systems, specifically the OpenBTS, OpenBSC and osmocomm projects. I will also discuss how this ongoing shift is creating new business opportunities in an enormous (5T+) industry, in the US and abroad.
Ariel Kleiner: As the quantity and recognized importance of data in the world increases, we must commensurately develop the ability to leverage it. I will discuss machine learning as a field as well as various capabilities that it provides, to the end of sparking discussion of problems and market opportunities that are amenable to or require the use of sophisticated data analysis.