Computer Science Workshop (IoT, TensorFlow, Machine Learning, Product Design)
Friday, February 14, 2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
All students as well as the public are invited to this computer science workshop covering topics such as the Internet-of-Things (IoT), TensorFlow, Machine Learning, and Product Design. This workshop is organized and presented by the UH Computer Science Alumni Association. All speakers received a computer science degree from UH.
- 9:45AM Welcome
- 10:00AM Internet-of-Things (IoT)
- 11:50AM Lunch Break
- 1:15PM TensorFlow and Machine Learning
- 2:30PM Break
- 2:45PM Product Design
About the CS Alumni Speakers
Estefannie (De la Garza) Howard (’14)
Critically acclaimed as “The Queen of Un-shoddy Robots” by Raspberry Pi, Estefannie is a computer scientist, software engineer, electrical engineer wannabe, and content creator.
Estefannie graduated summa cum laude in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Mathematics minor from the University of Houston and began work as a software engineer at National Oilwell Varco. She later became a software engineering lead and led a team of five software engineers on multiple production projects. During the evenings, after work, Estefannie taught herself basic electrical engineering principles and decided to share her process of prototyping on her Instagram and YouTube channels.
During her time at the University of Houston she founded the Computer Science Girls organization which is still standing strong, to reach out to women interested in technology and help promote their career advancement. She also did digital image processing research in the Quantitative Imaging Lab and received the Difference Maker award for her contributions to women in technology. Estefannie’s commitment to the engineering and scientific communities transcended her undergraduate studies as she continues to participate as a speaker, judge, and organizer of multiple conferences, competitions and hackathons worldwide.
In 2019, Estefannie quit her full-time job as a software engineering lead to pursue her passion of programming, electronics, and sharing her projects online in the hopes of inspiring others to pursue a STEM career.
Follow Estefannie to watch her process of learning, prototyping, testing, failing, and making on her YouTube channel Estefannie Explains It All.
David Ibarra (’09)
David Ibarra is currently principal architect at Realty.com, a web platform for connecting property buyers to exclusive real estate agents. Previously, he spent 13 years in the web hosting industry at HostGator.com, later acquired by Endurance International Group, a small/medium business web solutions company.
David is also an alumnus of the University of Houston, where he received a B.S. degree in Computer Science. He currently enjoys experimenting with cloud technology, machine learning, and systems programming in his free time, and is an avid 3D printing enthusiast.
Jesus Hernandez (’10)
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