As part of DRW’s women’s resource group, our Chicago office hosted Dr. Helen Sun, Chief Technology Officer at STATS. She was joined by DRW CIO Seth Thomson to discuss her transition to a management role, how programs geared towards engaging women in technology are evolving, and the importance of mentorship.
Every year, a team of DRW College Prep students band together to compete in their annual robotics tournament. Last time, we heard from Bob, a senior software engineer who began coaching the team two years ago. Below, read about Carissa and Alex, two other DRW employees who joined as volunteer coaches this year.
As part of our Speaker Series program, our Chicago headquarters got a visit from Susan Kilrain, an engineer, former US Navy officer, and former NASA astronaut.
Carissa had just finished her master’s degree in computer science and was ready to leave the world of classrooms behind her. Previously a high school math teacher on the verge of burnout, she’d decided to make the leap to software engineering with little technical experience in her past and a lot of hope for more varied waters in her future.
eSports, the increasingly popular and organized video game competitions, are re-vamping the way we think about both video games and sports. Software Engineers Chris and Coleman took us through the world of eSports and their experience as both part of the DRW team and as individual gamers.