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:

For a high-resolution (HD) version, watch it on the Vimeo website.

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.

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