Philip Guo (Phil Guo, Philip J. Guo, Philip Jia Guo, pgbovine)

Hacking the Ph.D.: Three Serendipitous Projects

25-minute talk given at Hacker School

I gave this talk to Etsy employees and Hacker School students, organizers, and alumni at the Etsy office in Brooklyn, NY on Nov 11, 2013. Here is an edited 25-minute video:

To learn more about Hacker School, read my article called Hacker School Residency


The purpose of this talk is to give Hacker Schoolers an overview of three software projects that I created during my Ph.D., which will hopefully seed conversations throughout my week-long residency. These projects include an automatic software packager for Linux (CDE), a new kind of electronic lab notebook (Burrito), and a Web-based program visualizer for CS education (Online Python Tutor). Throughout this talk, I'll also show why pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science can be a great idea even for hackers who never want to become professors or academic researchers.

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Created: 2013-11-11
Last modified: 2013-12-02
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