Talks@DI: João Antunes, "From Lisbon to Silicon Valley"
The last Talk @ DI organised by FCUL Informatics Department was given, at October 3rd, 2017, by ex-LASIGE researcher and FCUL PhD graduate, João Antunes, who shared his journey and gave a glimpse of the life lesson acquired by, from a PhD graduate, who with no experience traveled to Silicon Valley for his first job at a startup tech company, and now, 5 years later, still lives and works in the heart of the technology mecca.
Joao Antunes is a software engineer with a PhD in security and dependability of network systems and over seven years of experience in pan-european research projects. He is the author of several international research papers, two U.S. patents (one pending approval) and two thesis/books on network attack injection. For the past five years he has been working at exciting SaaS startups in San Francisco, CA, with a wide range of different programming languages and technologies, namely C++, Ruby on Rails, Python, Redis, ElasticSearch, MySQL, Postgres, Docker, Amazon ECS, etc.