The journey through life can be both exhilarating and exciting. We'll follow my journey from a very large company to successive smaller firms and then a sudden leap into my past. Along the way, I'll talk about what I learned from each company and move; both as a technocrat as well as a manager. I'll also discuss outsourcing, my stint in Bangalore, India as well as working with Indian teams. And, in the process, the many different possible careers that a Union CS graduate can have. I may even tell you about my employments here at ol' Union!
So join me for the look back into memory lane for me, but a peek into the future for you!
Bio: Douglas Wong ('74) is this year's recipient of the CS Alumni Award for "Outstanding Contributions to Computing". Doug has extensive experience in industry, where he has worked for large and small software companies both in management roles and as a technical contributor. Currently, he works as an application architect for ORACLE Retail. Doug received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University in 1982. He also has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Chemistry and an Masters in Computer Science from Union College. Before moving to industry Doug taught at Colgate University and at Union College.