David Patterson

How to Have a Bad Career

David Patterson

Talk: How to Have a Bad Career

Renowned computer scientist David Patterson came to Mountain View to provide advice that, as he puts it, "I wish I had been given at the start of my career." An entertaining and engaging presenter, Prof. Patterson takes us through a number of tongue-in-cheek examples of how to sink a career in academics and elsewhere. He also provides great tips on how how to steer clear of these mistakes and build a career that is both successful and satisfying.

David Patterson

David Andrew Patterson is an American computer pioneer and academic who has held the position of Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley since 1976. He announced retirement in 2016 after serving nearly forty years.