HuffPost Engineer Adam Denenberg, ’98, Returns to UAlbany and Shares 'What I Wish I Knew When I Graduated'
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 8, 2014) -- Huffington Post Vice President for Engineering Adam Denenberg, '98, returns to speak with the University at Albany community about charting a course for a career in computing. Denenberg will share his secrets for becoming a successful engineering leader at “Find Your Success Story: What I Wish I Knew When I Graduated” at the 3rd Annual Bunshaft Lecture at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 17. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in UAlbany’s Campus Center Assembly Hall.
Adam Denenberg, '98
Denenberg, who studied computer science and physics at UAlbany, will provide insight from his undergraduate years through his current position at Huffington Post. As the VP of Engineering, Denenberg is responsible for leading the engineering team that manages the company's consumer-facing products, including Huffingtonpost.com, Huffpost Live, and advertising and content management platforms. Winner of a 2008 CODiE award and a 2009 Adobe Max award, Denenberg assembled the team that built and successfully launched a new platform for HuffPost Live.
Prior to Huffington Post, Denenberg was the SVP Technology at Thomson Reuters where he led the technology and platform team for all collaboration and multimedia initiatives within the organization. In addition, he previously worked as Vice President of Technology at ROO Media.
Denenberg’s visit to UAlbany comes on the heels of the University’s recent announcement that it is developing a curriculum and associated hiring plan for a new undergraduate program in computer engineering. Available through the College of Computing and Information (CCI), it is intended to expand the University’s profile and align with its other academic offerings in STEM fields. UAlbany is targeting student applications for fall 2015.
Established through the generosity of Albert Bunshaft '80 and Caryn Bunshaft '82, The Bunshaft Endowment in the College of Computing and Information provides support for the lecture, which was designed to provide information to the student community about a broad range of topics related to careers in computing science. The lecture is also supported by University Auxiliary Services (UAS).
Students, faculty, staff and friends of the University can register for the event via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (518) 442-5373.
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