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There’s nothing more exciting than growth. And growth involves bringing the brightest and best talent onto the team. We want to welcome the latest addition to the Horizons team — Rick Sharma. Rick will be joining us as a Senior Instructor and brings over a decade of teaching, software engineering, and entrepreneurship...
Mustafa (“Moose”) Paksoy graduated from Swarthmore College in 2007 majoring in Computer Science and Philosophy. He has had over 8 years of experience as a software engineer. Mustafa joined Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) out of college where he had a diverse set of engineering experiences. He has built systems-level infrastructure as...
Photos of the speakers in their order of appearance this summer 1. Marleen Vogelaar (Shapeways, Ziel) Perhaps the most memorable takeaway was that there is no big turning point or insight when you’re creating a new company. Reporters, biographers and storytellers like to associate specific dates to major events.But really, the major...
We’re very proud and lucky to have such a world class team. Here’s a little more about them. Mustafa Paksoy Lead Instructor Mustafa​ or “Moose” as he likes to be called studied Computer Science & Philosophy at Swarthmore and has 8 years of experience as a Lead Software Engineer at Salesforce and Engineering...