by Evyatar Cohen, Baruch College/ Macaulay Honors College Many of the events I’ve attended have been focused on meeting employees at companies I’d like to work for. It’s a good way to stand out, but there’s a lot more to actually getting the job. Once you do get in the door, coding interviews can be … More Cracking Code with White Boards and Pizza
by Dmitriy Kondratyev, New York City College of Technology What many people these days lack is the personable skills needed to meet new people and actively engage without being bound by topics only within their comfort zones. Another really big issue that many technologically savvy people seem to have is lack of eye contact, which … More Improving Through Improv
by Bishwo Gurung, The City College of New York Last Wednesday night was the February 2016 CUNY Tech Meetup, where the guest speakers spoke about their experiences from their respective industries. I arrived with a group of students after our Wednesday session for CUNY Tech Prep. The atmosphere was very open and positive. We had five … More Learning about others – and myself – at the CUNY Tech Meetup
by Albert Avetisian, Baruch College 2015 and IBM Software Engineer Hello CUNY Tech Prep! I’d like to introduce myself and share with you an interesting journey I embarked on with a few of your colleagues / techies / friends! I’ve had the honor of meeting and getting acquainted with some of the students and staff … More How 3 of us built an app in 3 weeks
by Tung Ling Lin, Queens College Last month, I had the first formal technical interview of my career. I was interviewing at a big company for an associate software engineer position. I revised my resume based on the suggestions that my program manager Jessica gave me, studied topics that my mock-interviewer Benjamin recommended I know … More Epic F.A.I.L.!
by Jose Uribe, Hunter College The insurmountable task of making something – anything – is a common issue many young creators face. Obtaining the know-how is one thing; using that know-how to make something feels like a completely different challenge altogether! This being a blogpost about CUNY Tech Prep, I’m here to tell you that … More Making a Thing with CUNY Tech Prep
by Maryia Piletskaya, Baruch College While studying in CS or a related field, we are exposed to large amounts of information: many trending languages and frameworks, etc. I sometimes feel lost and confused about what I should focus on in the beginning of my career path as a software engineer. While I was rushing to … More How one group puts testing to the test
by Moustafa Elshaabiny, The City College of New York Last week, I was fortunate to join a group of tech enthusiasts on a two-day trip to some cool NYC startups’ headquarters. The Fall 2015 Startup Odyssey was a great opportunity to meet with the founders and employees of tens of startups, and also meet lots of like-minded … More Getting the lowdown on startups
This year, 38 CUNY students majoring in Computer Science and related fields will participate in a brand new program, and we’re excited to share our journey with you! In addition to pursuing our degrees, we wear several hats: front-end developers; back-end developers; data scientists; interns; gamers; waiters; programmers; freelancers; activists; hackers; and designers. We hail … More Welcome to the CUNY Tech Prep blog!