As a brief introduction, my name is Victor Chen, I study software engineering at McMaster University, and I have just completed my third year. Currently I am working as a software engineering intern at Intel Corporation, and I have had the rare opportunity to acquire both technical product management experience, as well as develop rich software engineering expertise. Having worked with the Input/Output-Subsystem team, along with the Production and Validation team, I now truly understand what is required to thrive both as a software engineer, as well as a technical product manager.
With regards to my prior experience, I have completed six terms as a teaching assistant, under my university's Department of Computing and Software, and I have been a teaching assistant prior to the commencement of my second year at university. Since my first year at university, I have been involved in a very wide range of diverse initiatives. Most notably, for two years, I have represented Microsoft across numerous Canadian university campuses as one of their valued Student Partners - I have conducted various workshops on behalf of Microsoft, explored the reaches of the newest of technologies, and I have always consistently been an active member of the Microsoft community.
In my first year, I was elected to be the Director of Public Relations for the McMaster Engineering Society, which presented me with the opportunity to co-direct the McMaster Oktoberfest carnival, and mark the event as one of the largest annual events at my university, with over 700 active participants. In recent years, I have been selected as the Chief Academic Chair of the McMaster Computer Science Society to devise methods to improve the curriculum. Furthermore, I co-founded the McMaster Society for Emerging Technology, and chose to represent the society as their Vice-President External, as I sought to employ my experience with collaborating with external organizations.