Computing That Serves

Colloquium: Living in the World: Preparing for Work and Life Beyond BYU


Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 11:00am


Hyrum Wright


Dan Ventura

Hyrum Wright
Thursday, October 29, 2015
11:00am 1170 TMCB

Jumping from a university environment to an industry or academic setting can be hard.  Come hear the story of a software engineer who wended his way through BYU, grad school, the open source world, and a startup, eventually ending up at Google.  Along the way, we'll talk about some reasons to look beyond your current horizon for future employment, as well as some practical suggestions for preparing for a career in software engineering.


Hyrum Wright is a senior software engineer at Google, working primarily on C++ library infrastructure and large scale automated program transformation, and a visiting lecturer in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is one of the authors of the Subversion version control system, and a member of the Apache Software Foundation. Hyrum received the BS in Computer Engineering from BYU, and the MS and PhD degrees in Software Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and their five children, where he enjoys cycling, backpacking and other outdoors activities.