At the heart of 8 Weeks of Code is a desire for young, talented, energetic technologists to have a space for learning, growing, and exploration. Your journey will be mentored by these experienced Christian professionals.
With more than 30 years of experience in the telecom industry, Kris Rinne's early leadership in deploying GSM technology in the U.S. set the stage for the success of the 3GPP family of technologies. She served many roles at AT&T, most recently SVP Network Technologies, AT&T Labs, and oversaw the HSPA rollout. She formerly held the position of Vice President Technology Strategy for SBC Wireless and Managing Director Operations at Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems. She has also contributed to the industry as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors at 3G Americas, LLC, and as a Director of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS).
Tom Wissink is the Lockheed Martin Corporate Engineering & Technology Director of Integration, Test & Evaluation (IT&E) and is a Corporate Senior Fellow. He has worked in system/software integration and test, software development, configuration management, and several levels of management for more than 40 years, 34 of them with Lockheed Martin.
Rex McCrary is an AMD Fellow and has had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the smartest, most innovative people in the industry, during the creation of the XBOX One and the PS4 Graphics technologies. Since that time he has continued to develop new technologies that extend the reach of the GPU. His current responsibilities include system level architecture for GPUs, software command interface definition, and command processing technologies. Areas of interest include heterogeneous process and queue scheduling, context switching, asynchronous compute, and GPU virtualization at all processing levels. As a prolific inventor, Rex is the primary or contributing inventor on twenty-seven US Patents in Computer Architecture awarded over the last eight years. Rex is also an avid outdoors-man and hiker.
Craig Oliver has almost twenty years of experience creating software. He has served as a consultant for the manufacturing, healthcare, medical, and defense industries; and worked at Lockheed Martin for nine years before joining Wycliffe Associates. He has a Master's degree in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and has taught classes in automated testing, user interface design, and programming.