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UW CSE Bay Area alumni event – phenomenal!

Crowd from back

The alums listened to him anyway! In fact, they sang to him! (We’ll spare you the audio …)

Hank bday

It was Hank’s birthday!

Nearly 200 UW CSE Bay Area alums turned out on the evening of Thursday June 25 for an event generously hosted by our friends at Twitter.

UW CSE faculty Hank Levy, Ed Lazowska, Luis Ceze, Dan Grossman, Jeff Heer, and Zach Tatlock attended (along with former faculty Bay Area residents Carl Ebeling, Alon Halevy, David Salesin, and Marty Stepp).

Are you a Bay Area alum who didn’t hear about this event? It’s because you don’t check our Bay Area Facebook page, and don’t have a Bay Area address or functional email address registered in the UW system. You can fix those things here.


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Are you a Bay Area alum who heard about this event but didn’t attend? Shame on you!

Hank, Ed, and Dan also met 1:1 with a number of alums during a two-day swing through the Bay Area.

And Hank and Ed participated in a hugely informative vision session on Friday morning convened by Ph.D. alum Jeff Dean (Google) and including alums and friends Corey Anderson (Google), Greg Badros (Prepared Mind Innovations, formerly Facebook and Google), Forest Baskett (New Enterprise Associates), John Davis (Pure Storage, formerly Microsoft Research), Alan Eustace (Google, ret.), Brian Pinkerton (A9), Theron Tock (NetCitadel), Bud Tribble (Apple), and Amin Vahdat (Google).


Thanks to Twitter for hosting our Bay Area alumni event this year!

It’s exhilarating to spend concentrated time with our friends and alums!!