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What I do and Why You Care

What I do and Why You Care

Computer Science Colloquium

George Shan Lyons
Senior Software Engineer, AKQA

2:00pm – 3:00pm
12th April, 2013
ENGR 314

Abstract: The field of web software engineering provides a unique balance of intellectually engaging problems with tangibly gratifying work in a cutting edge and constantly evolving environment.  Through the experiences of recently graduated Shan Lyons, we will explore what it means to be a software engineer working with web platforms and show that there is much more than meets the eye.

Bio: George Shan Lyons is a Senior Software Engineer at AdWeek’s Digital Agency of the Year, AKQA, in a pool of more than 1000 employees across 4 continents. In 2011, he was awarded the Employee of the Quarter award and a first-of-its-kind double promotion. In 2013, he was promoted to Senior Software Engineer position. He has worked on, Gap, Old Navy, Xbox, Red Bull, and is now a tech lead on AKQA’s biggest client, Audi.  Shan graduated with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Boise State University in 2010.

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