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CS Seminars are hosted by the Boise State University Computer Science department.  The seminars are open to all students.

Seminar speakers hold various industry and university positions.  They love to share their experience and passion with Boise State students.

Historical CS Seminars table. Use the search field to filter table content.
DateSemesterPresenter, (Title)OrganizationTitle
2023/04/14Sp' 23Trevor SpielmanWhat it takes to be a successful Engineer after
2023/04/07Sp'23Jon HerkeTigerGraphRecommender Systems
2023/03/31Sp'23Jerry FailsBoise State UniversityWhat is grad school? Should I consider going?
2023/03/17Sp'23John BrooksVisual Concepts Entertainment
2023/03/10Sp'23Bas NetoPreFab Logic
2023/03/03Sp'23Clay BarksMicronCuriosity and How It Can Advance Your Career
2023/02/24Sp'23Ryan WatsonHireVueDevOps and SRE current practices
2023/02/17Sp'23Todd FletcherCrowdstrikeCyberpsychology
2023/02/10Sp'23Taso KinnasAFRMicrosoft ERP Development - C/AL
2023/02/03Sp'23Kristin JackvonyPaylocityWhat is Software Testing, and Why Should You Care
2023/01/27Sp'23Jeremy MorrisTovutiCreating Web-Based Games to Increase User Engagement
2023/01/20Sp'23Keith SmithSnowflakeDriving Dashboard Adoption Through Better Data
Visualization and Design
2022/12/02Fa'22Ryan Watson, Senior Infrastructure EngineerHirevueDevOps & SRE Current Practices
2022/11/11Fa'22Jonathan WagnerDirectusOpen Data Platform
2022/11/04Fa'22Trevor SpielmanInTime TecWhat it Takes to be a Successful Engineer After Graduation
2022/10/21Fa'22Clay BarksMicronCuriosity and How it can Advance your Career
2022/10/14Fa'22KochavaA Crash Course on Cloud Computing
2022/10/07Fa'22McKenzie SteensonTigerGraphBridging the Gap Between Emerging Technologies and Emerging Communities
2022/09/30Fa'22Dr. Jerry FailsBoise State Computer ScienceWhat is grad school? Should I consider going?
2022/09/23Fa'22Kristin JackvonyPaylocityWhat is Software Testing, and Why Should you Care?
2022/09/16Fa'22Keith SmithSnowflakeDriving Dashboard Adoption Through Better Data Visualization and Design
2022/09/02Fa'22Dr. Amit JainBoise State Computer ScienceJobs, Careers, and Culture
2022/04/15Sp'22Michael KrauseTovutiOnline Learning Innovation
2022/04/08Sp'22Trevor SpielmanInTimeTecWhat you need to know to be successful
as a software engineer after graduation
2022/04/01Sp'22Brian EcclesIBMQuantum Computing
2022/03/18Sp'22Mark WunschKochavaA Crash Course on Cloud Computing
2022/03/11Sp'22Kristin JackvonyPaylocity What is Software Testing, and Why
Should You Care?
2022/03/04Sp'22Jerry Fails,
Associate Professor
Boise State Computer ScienceWhat is grad school? Should I
consider going?
2022/02/25Sp'22Clay BarksMicron Curiosity and how it can advance your career
2022/02/18Sp'22Steve Cutchin,
Associate Professor
Boise State Computer ScienceOpenPipe: A federated solution
for shared digital art curation
2022/02/11Sp'22Amit Jain,
CS Dept Chair and Professor
Boise State Computer ScienceJobs, Careers, and Culture
2022/02/04Sp'22Keith SmithSnowflakeCurious, Methodical, Analytical - Helping
Companies Succeed in the Data Cloud
2022/01/21Sp'22Abby FeredayAthlos A Rapid-growth, Boise-based EdTech Startup
2022/01/14Sp'22Gerry EnsGoWest RoboticsModern Software Development for
Industrial Robotics
2021/12/10Fa'21Michael KrauseTovutiOnline Learning Innovation
2021/11/19Fa'21Jeremiah GrossmanWhitehat SecurityThe Real Reasons All Companies Still Get Hacked
2021/11/12Fa'21Mark WunschKochavaA Crash Course on Cloud Computing
2021/10/29Fa'21Jedidiah SmithCurbnturf Inc.Microservices vs. the Monolith
2021/10/22Fa'21Clay BarksMicron Technology Inc.Curiosity and How it Can Advance Your Career
2021/10/15Fa'21Trevor SpielmanInTimeTecWhat you need to know to be successful as a software engineer after graduation
2021/10/08Fa'21Steve Cutchin, Associate ProfessorBoise State Computer ScienceOpenPipe: A federated solution for shared digital art curation
2021/10/01Fa'21Kristin JackvonyPaylocityWhat is Software Testing, and Why Should You Care?
2021/09/24Fa'21Jerry Alan Fails, Associate ProfessorBoise State Computer ScienceWhat is grad school? Should I consider going?
2021/09/17Fa'21Keith SmithSnowflake, Inc.Curious, Methodical, Analytical... Helping companies succeed in the Data Cloud
2021/09/03Fa'21Amit Jain, Chair and ProfessorBoise State Computer ScienceJobs, Careers, and Culture
2021/04/30Sp'21Trevor SpielmanIn Time TecHow to be a Successful Software Developer after Graduation
2021/04/09Sp'21Casey Kennington, Assistant ProfessorBoise State Computer ScienceUnderstanding Understanding
2021/03/31Sp'21Caleb CookPaylocityWriting Code for Other Developers (and General Career-Starting
2021/03/25Sp'21Geetanjali SrivastavaMicronVisualization Culture: Art and Science of Data
2021/03/17Sp'21Ariel MarvastiClearwater AnalyticsA Brief Introduction to Test Contravariance and a Demo of Test
2021/03/12Sp'21Vincent MartinoVisitPay
2021/03/03Sp'21Mark WunschKochavaA Crash Course in Cloud Technologies
2021/02/24Sp'21Kristin JackvonyPaylocityWhat is Software Testing, and Why Should You Care?
2021/02/19Sp'21Katie CoilClearwater AnalyticsPractical Machine Learning for Software Developers
2021/02/10Sp'21Jerry Alan Fails, Associate ProfessorBoise State Computer ScienceWhat is grad school? Should I consider going?
2021/01/22Sp'21Amit Jain, Dept Chair & ProfessorBoise State Computer ScienceJobs, Careers, and Culture
2020/12/11Fa'20Rob Tuft and Trevor SpielmanIn Tim TecWhat I Need to Know to be a Successful Software Engineer
2020/12/03Fa'20Matthew Harris, IntuitIntuitCoding for Innovation - Applying Design Thinking Principles to
Software Engineering
2020/11/19Fa'20Alecia Murray, Senior Director of Digital ProductsLoveverySoftware Development for D2C
2020/05/01Sp'20Stephanie Labastida (BSU CS alumni)PaylocityFresh (ish) Out of Your Shoes - Advice and Lessons Learned
2020/04/24Sp'20Ryan Miller JelliHow to Apply to Tech Jobs During a Pandemic
2020/04/17Sp'20Alecia Murray, Senior Director of Digital ProductsLoveveryeCommerce and my journey to Lovevery
2020/04/03Sp'20Craig Hecock Clearwater AnalyticsRandom Things to Think About as Developers
2020/03/13Sp'20Dr. Alark JoshiUniversity of San Francisco
2020/03/06Sp'20Caleb Cook, Associate Software Engineer in New College Graduate programPaylocityFunctional programming – what it is and how you use it?
2020/02/28Sp'20Jillian Bentley, Director HR & RecruitingKochavaData Lifecycle Management in the Cloud
2020/02/21Sp'20Nate Monnig, Senior Data ScientistKountHow to Stop Bad Guys with Computers? Data Science and Machine Learning for Real-Time Fraud Prevention
2020/02/14Sp'20Jerry Alan Fails, Associate Professor and Graduate Program CoordinatorCS department at BSUWhat is Grad School?
2020/01/31Sp'20Rob Tuft, VP of Client DeliveryIn Time TecWhat I Need to Know to be a Successful Software Engineer
2020/01/24Sp'20Sarah L. Hoffmann, Richie A. Carmichael, Chris BeasleyBiomarkMachine Learning for Fishes
2019/12/06Fa'19Doug HamiltonClearwater AnalyticsBuilding Reactive 3D Web Applications with ClojureScript
2019/11/22Fa'19Robert Hillier, CIOIdaho National LaboratoryAn Overview of Idaho National Lab and Career Opportunities within
2019/11/19Fa'19Professor Char Sample, Chief Cybersecurity Research Scientist for the Cybercore divisionIdaho National LaboratoryCulture and Cyber: Insights Gained Through Interdisciplinary Research
2019/11/15Fa'19Daniel Avery, Software EngineerClearwater AnalyticsDeriving a Streaming ETL
2019/11/08Fa'19Mark Wunsch, Lead Software EngineerKochavaKick-starting your career as a software engineer
2019/11/01Fa'19Warren Rutledge, Sr Manager, IT Database OperationsMicronLarge Scale Databases
2019/10/25Fa'19Rachael Zahn,
Cyber Security Analyst
MicronWhat is Cyber Security. What you can expect in Cyber. A day in the life of Micron Cyber.
2019/10/18Fa'19Katy Kahla, Product Development ManagerIntuit, BoiseDesign For Delight: How Intuit Builds Products
2019/10/11Fa'19Dan DeCloss, CEOPlexTracGo Hack Yourself!
2019/10/04Fa'19John Koudelka, Team Lead for Complex Systems VisualizationIdaho National LaboratoryPromoting collaboration: An overview of INL and CAES Computing Capabilities
2019/09/20Fa'19Steve JermanKloudspotGetting Value from Network Analytics
2019/05/03Sp'19Ayrton StoutAppDetexThe Adventures of Building a Nintendo Entertainment System Emulator in Rust
2019/03/15Sp'19Josh Johnston, Director of AIKountGenuine Lessons from Artificial Intelligence
2019/03/08Sp'19Mark WunschKochavaDisrupting the advertising ecosystem
2019/03/01Sp'19Gaby Dagher, CS DepartmentBoise State UniversityIntro to Blockchain
2019/02/22Sp'19Justin Morken, Senior Product DesignerTSheets (Intuit)Persuasive UX
2019/02/015Sp'19Mike Moser, Software EngineerPaylocityExploring Docker Containers
2019/02/08Sp'19Eric Argo, QA ManagerKountOpen, Honest, Fearless: Kount SDETs
2019/02/01Sp'19Carl Fee, Software EngineerClearwater AnalyticsAbout a Sub Processor in Bane
2019/01/25Sp'19Chris Geiser, CTOGarrigan Lyman GroupSeeing the full Stack across Core IT and Fast IT
2018/12/07Fa'18Justin Mack
Nevena Dragovic
Barry Zechmann
MarkMonitorProtecting brands in the digital world: Technical and business problems solved by MarkMonitor
2018/11/30Fa'18Tim Ramey, Director of EngineeringReliasMasking poor performance and calling it a feature
2018/11/28Fa'18Dennis Gammel, R&D DirectorSchweitzer Engineering LaboratoriesControl Systems Cybersecurity and Software Defined Networking
2018/11/16Fa'18Gregg Nicholas, Team LeaderClearwater AnalyticsPractical Usage of Actors in an Asynchronous Distributed System
2018/11/13Fa'18Gerard Ens, Founder and CTOGo West RoboticsHow do you break a robot? Testing autonomous robots
2018/11/09Fa'18Dr. Gaby Dagher, CS DepartmentBoise State UniversityOverview of Research Activities in Information Security, Privacy & Mining (ISPM) Research Lab
2018/11/02Fa'18David Montz, Chief Technology OfficerAppDetexBrand protection and securing your digital footprint
2018/10/12Fa'18Thomas May, software engineerClearwater AnalyticsMaking Software Fast
2018/10/05Fa'18Dr. Anton Wiranata, Principle Data ScientistHewlett-PackardArtificial intelligence application in industry
2018/09/28Fa'18Dr. Casey Kennington, CS DepartmentBoise State UniversityWhat is Graduate School and What Does it Have to Do With Me and How Might it Change my Life and Does Anything Actually Matter?
2018/09/21Fa'18Dr. David L. Millman, assistant professorMontana State UniversityApplications of Computational Topology and Geometry
2018/09/14Fa'18Ryan Vasso, Associate Director, BSU Venture CollegeBoise State UniversityEntrepreneurship, starting your own company, and what the VC can do to support you
2018/09/07Fa'18Kelly HoneycuttClearwater AnalyticsThrough the Clearwater Pipeline
2018/08/31Fa'18Shane Panter, CS DepartmentBoise State UniversityCOM Automation - Driving legacy apps
2018/04/27Sp'18Chris Campbell, Expert Software EngineerHewlett-PackardWhy Docker Matters
2018/04/13Sp'18David Barret, CEO and FounderExpensifyStartups, Silicon Valley, and Succeeding at Life: Ask a VC-Backed CEO Anything
2018/04/06Sp'18Josh Johnston, AI Science ManagerKountFighting Fraud with Artificial Intelligence
2018/03/16Sp'18Zach Townsend, HR ManagerVerified FirstBuilding a Tech Start-Up on a Budget
2018/03/09Sp'18Sandy Dunn, Chief Information Security OfficerBlue Cross of IdahoSkills and Careers in Cybersecurity (we need more than hackers with leet skilz)
2018/03/02Sp'18Dr. Michael Eckstrand, CS DepartmentBoise State UniversityMaking Information Systems Good for People
2018/02/23Sp'18Mark Bastian, senior software developerClearwater AnalyticsInteractive Development with Reloadable Code
2018/02/16Sp'18Rob Tuft, vice president of client deliveryInTimeTecWhat I Need to Know to be Successful After I Graduate as a Software Engineer
2018/02/02Sp'18Shane Panter, CS DepartmentBoise State UniversityCOM Automation - Driving legacy apps
2018/01/26Sp'18James Penick, Senior Software EngineerCradlepointMastering the Technical Interview
2018/01/18Sp'18Isaac Howard, QA ManagerKountUsing the Force: The Power of Testing in a Software Development organization
2017/12/08Fa'17Dr. Yantian Hou, CS DepartmentBoise State UniversityInterference mitigation in multi-hop wireless networks with advanced physical layer techniques
2017/12/01Fa'17Dr. Hoda Mehrpouyan, CS DepartmentBoise State UniversityCyber Security of Industrial Control Systems
2017/11/17Fa'17Nate McIntryeTSheetsComputerScience++;
2017/11/10Fa'17David RomeoAllataDe-CRUDing Apps with Event Sourcing
2017/11/03Fa'17John SalvieAllataAngular in 2017 – Modern Trends in the ngLandscape
2017/10/27Fa'17Mike Jones
Jerry Fails
Why consider grad school?
2017/10/20Fa'17Josh Johnston, AI Science ManagerKountFighting Fraud with Artificial Intelligence
2017/10/13Fa'17Robert WhitingClearwater AnalyticsCold, alone, and afraid with Adobe InDesign
Seth Samuels, VP of R&D
Eric Mann – Director of Product Engineering
KochavaDisrupting the Advertising Ecosystem with Real-Time Systems
Axel Magnuson, Software EngineerGooglePreparing for Technical Interviews
2017/09/01Fa'17Dr. Casey Kennington, CS DepartmentBoise State UniversityAdvancements and Challenges in Speech-centric Systems
2017/03/10Sp'17Suresh VenkatasubramanianUniversity of UtahFairness, accountability and transparency in automated decision-making
2017/03/03Sp'17Ted Thetford, Principal Product ManagerAmazonAmazon Recommendations: Who/what is behind the curtain?
2017/02/10Sp'17Angel Viña, CEO and PresidentDenodo TechnologiesHarnessing Data Virtualization for Data Management and High Performance Data Delivery with Hybrid Data Infrastructure
2017/02/07Sp'17Mike Ritthaler,
Senior Software Engineer
Clearwater AnalyticsNatural Language Processing and Machine Learning for fun and profit
2017/02/07Sp'17Dr. Joseph A. Konstan, Distinguished McKnight University ProfessorUniversity of Minnesota Recommender Systems: Beyond Machine Learning
2017/02/03Sp'17Seth Samuels, VP of R&DKochavaKochava: Who we are, what we do and why it is working
2017/01/27Sp'17Presented by a team of developersAppDetexThe life of a software developer
2015/10/09Fa'15 Chris “Whitey” GeiserGarrigan Lyman Group (GLG)Architecting for Scale and Security - Performance Matters
2014/12/12Fa'14Ben Noland, Software DeveloperClearwater AnalyticsBuilding a Software Product While Working Full-time
2014/11/21Fa'14C. Mark Maupin, assistant professorColorado School of MinesMolecular-level Insights through Computations
2014/11/07Fa'14Kyle Wheeler, Senior Advanced Memory Software ArchitectMicron TechnologyLightweight Multi-Threading
2014/10/24Fa'14Mark Shaw, Senior Color and Imaging ArchitectHewlett-PackardColor and Imaging Science in Embedded Systems
2014/10/17Fa'14Josef Wagner, Senior Software DeveloperMWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.Real Usage of Azure Cloud Database
2014/10/10Fa'14Russ Whitney, Co-Founder and CEOIdeaRoom Technologies, Inc.How to do Real Time 3D in a Web Browser
2014/09/26Fa'14Faisal Shah, Founder and CEOAppDetexStarting Companies in the Legal Space
2014/09/19Fa'14James Price, Director of Product DevelopmentClearwater AnalyticsNoSQL approach in SQL databases
2014/03/07Sp'14Clay Barks
Diane Emberton
David Wicks
Micron TechnologyManufacturing and Infrastructure, developing for internal customers
2014/02/28Sp'14Tim Ramey, R&D ManagerWhiteCloud AnalyticsData in the real world: sharing for high availability
2014/02/21Sp'14Todd Weible, CFO and CIOImpact SalesIndustry Specialization and the Art of Language Translation