The tech world is evolving. Will you be prepared to leverage the next generation of talent?
On April 5, join University of Waterloo alumni, co-op employers and co-op students to network, connect and learn from a special panel discussion about the evolving world of tech talent. A select group of employers and students will share their experiences in a conversation with Norah McRae, Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education.
Join us to hear how you can attract tomorrow's top talent, retain your top employees, and weather challenging times through innovative co-operative education programs.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
$10 CAD for employers and alumni
$5 CAD for students
Tickets includes refreshments and a drink ticket.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. PT
Uber Headquarters Mission Bay, 1515 3rd St.
San Fransisco, CA 94158, United States
Co-operative and Experiential Education and Alumni Relations, University of Waterloo.
Capacity for this event is limited, so register today to save your spot. We hope to see you soon in San Francisco!
At our Talent Evolution series, you'll hear about the evolving world of tech talent. Opening remarks will be by Vivek Goel, president and vice-chancellor, University of Waterloo and the session will be moderated by Norah McRae, associate provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education, University of Waterloo
Jesse Chor (BCS '03)
founder & CEO, Tanda
Jesse is the founder of Tanda, a fintech startup backed by Sequoia Capital. His extensive experience in tech and startups includes previous positions as vice-president of engineering for Splunk (2019 CEE Employer Impact award recipient for Impact on Student Experience), founder and CEO of Sparq and CEO and founder of Sitelogix. He completed his degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in 2004. Between founding companies, Jesse enjoys participating in first person view drone racing, mountain biking and hockey.
DJ Jayalath (BASc '12)
VP channel strategy, Palmetto
Dhananja Jayalath (DJ) is a tech industry leader and Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, known for founding and leading Athos, a successful wearable technology company. Today, DJ serves as the vice president of product for Palmetto Solar, a renewable energy company dedicated to making home energy more accessible. DJ leverages his expertise and experience in his free time to help startup companies navigate the tech industry. He is a graduate of the Electrical Engineering program at the University of Waterloo.
Allison Tao (BASc '24)
SWE intern, Uber
Allison Tao is a 4A student at the University of Waterloo studying Management Engineering. She is currently a software engineering intern at Uber, completing her fifth and final co-op term. Her previous experience includes co-op positions at Sonova Group, Searchspring and Cedience.