I'm not a student, but as a recent alum it would be interesting to
hear what he has to say. Six months ago I would have written off HP
as just another computer company, but their recent move towards
elegant design and industry-standard hardware has made me reconsider.
If I ever had the extra money, an HP Blackbird 002 would be a serious
contender for a world-class workstation. It's approximately the same
as a Mac Pro in bang for the buck, but definitely pulls ahead with
very quiet liquid cooling (at least according to the Penny Arcade
guys), and a blisteringly-fast graphics card and the potential for a
host of future upgrades.
On Feb 3, 2008, at 9:46 PM, Gary Johnson wrote:
> Yo folks,
> If you haven't noticed the posters around Votey recently, Pete
> Johnson, the Chief Architect of HP.com will be visiting UVM on
> February 11th. He'll be giving a talk on what his work day looks like
> at HP and will be inviting applications from folks who would be
> interested in working for them.
> So here's the jive. HP normally wouldn't visit UVM, since we have
> such a small department, but he is coming after all, so the question
> put out to you folks is whether the CSSA should host a pizza lunch
> with him in Votey on 2/11 and jump on top of some interviewing. It
> looks like they've got some positions to fill, so if you've ever
> wanted to work for them, here's your chance.
> Anyway, I need this poll pretty darned fast (as in 3 hours ago), so
> just give me a YAY or NAY as to whether you want the pizza lunch
> action or not. Simpler than Pong right? Now get to it. His Reply,
> type your one-word answer, and get back to whatever procrastination
> you were at a few minutes ago.
> Thanks folks,
> Gary Johnson
> Your friendly neighborhood CSSA prez