New Events: Tri-Co Tech Days!

New Events: Tri-Co Tech Days!

You tech-savvy students may remember “Tri-Co Big Tech Week” from last year, but this year, we have organized so much tech programming that we can’t fit our whole schedule into one week- or even one month for that matter! So, we are super excited to announce the 2019 TRI-CO TECH DAYS! These days span across September, October, and November, and include employer info sessions, alumni career chats, technical skill development, and lots of recruiting/hiring opportunities! Keep an eye out in Handshake as more events and details will be added in the coming weeks. For now, check out this awesome line up:


Tri-Co Hackathon

Technical Skill Development

Dates: Sept. 27-28, 2019

Location: Haverford, VCAM, Various Rooms

About: No experience necessary – Trico Libraries Digital Scholarship Group invites students of all abilities and interests to participate in the 2019 Trico Hackathon. Learn new skills and create projects that serve local community groups including Puentes de Salud and Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity in areas of need, or on self-designed initiatives. If you’re interested in building web or mobile applications, designing interfaces, collecting data, creating multimedia art, etc.,  we encourage you to join us at Haverford College on September 27th and 28th!

More Info, Workshops, & Registration:


SAP Site Visit 

Recruiting, Employer Info Session

Date: October 11, 2019, AM 

Apply by: Oct. 4, 2019 In Handshake

Location:  SAP Campus in Newtown Square – TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED

About: SAP is pleased to host a Meet and Greet for Tri-Co students at our Newtown Square Office at 9am on October 11th. They hope you will apply for an opportunity to get to know SAP, our programs for students and graduates, take a tour of our facility, and network with recent grads, hiring managers, and talent acquisition. SAP is recruiting for internships and full-time positions. Visit the SAP website to learn more about their career offerings:


“Going Digital  – Beyond 3D”: Career Chat with Adam Van Aken HC ’15 of Bentley Systems  

Recruiting, Employer Info Session, Alumni Career Chat

Date: October 9, 7:00pm

Location: Haverford College, Dining Center, Faculty Dining Room

Presented by: Adam Van Aken, HC ’15, Software Engineering with Bentley Systems, an international Infrastructure/Architectural software firm.  

About: A natural successor to 2D, 3-dimensional modeling and drawing have been around for decades. But what comes next? Leveraging modern technologies and computing power to enhance CAD is The Next Big Thing for the Building and Infrastructure space, and Bentley Systems means to lead the industry in Going Digital. From drone image capture, to in-browser BIM viewers, to 4-dimensional planning, Bentley Systems is Co-Venturing the digital architecturing revolution. Join Adam Van Aken (HC ’15) as he talks about his experiences learning to program and landing a job. Bring your resume for a resume drop at the event.  Also, see related Bentley postings in Handshake: Software Development Internship:, Associate Software Engineer:


Career Chat with Brian Guggenheimer (HC ’16), Pete for America Campaign

Alumni Career Chat

Date: October 23, 6:300pm

Location: Haverford College, Dining Center, Faculty Dining Room

About: HC alumnus Brian Guggenheimer ’16 will talk about his software engineer career path from Amazon to NYC start-up to the Mayor Pete Buttigieg Presidential Campaign.  His talk will include some tech interview advice. Presentation wil l be via Zoom from South Bend, IN where Brian works as a Full Stack Developer in the campaign’s central offices.  Come if you are curious about tech careers or political campaign work.

Xandr, Career Chat with Elizabeth (Liz) Hercher, HC ‘11, Fords On Friday Series

Alumni Career Chat

Date: October 25, 2019, 12:00pm

Location: Haverford College, VCAM 102

Liz’s Bio: Elizabeth (Liz) Hercher is the Director of Client Insights Analytics at Xandr, AT&T’s digital and video advertising technology company. Liz came to Xandr by way of AppNexus, a digital advertising platform company that was acquired by AT&T in June 2018. Liz had worked at AppNexus since March 2013, beginning her tenure there as a Technical Account Manager working with buy-side and sell-side clients. In this consultative role, Liz not only gained value customer service experience and knowledge of the product and industry, but she also began building her technical skills through on-the-job training. Recognizing her passion for this technical and analytical work, Liz moved to the Analytics side of AppNexus, where she has spent the last 4 years working in Client Insights Analytics.

Client Insights Analytics (CIA) leverages large volumes of platform-wide data to build analyses and custom UIs that help our clients achieve their digital advertising performance, delivery, and user reach goals. The team employs multiple languages and tools, such as SQL, Python, Flask, Docker, and APIs, to manipulate and visualize data to help them tell their client’s story. As the head of Client Insights Analytics, Liz’s role calls on her background in research, customer service, and leadership to manage a team of exceptional analysts and determine the strategic direction of the business within the ever-changing world of data science and analytics. She enjoys splitting her time between working with her teammates to advance their careers, further developing her own technical and analytical skillset, and collaborating with other leaders across the company to use data to inform their most difficult decisions.

Argo AI, Self-Driving Cars, and Technical Interviewing Workshop

Recruiting, Employer Info Session, Skill Development

Date:  October 22, 2019, 6:00pm

Location: Swarthmore College, Parrish 159

Agenda: 6:00 -6:30pm- Meet Argo AI; 6:30 -7:00pm- Do’s and Don’ts of a technical interview. 

About Argo AI: Argo AI is building a safe and reliable self-driving system. We are working with leading automotive companies to integrate our self-driving system into their vehicles. Argo AI was founded to tackle one of the most challenging applications in computer science, robotics and artificial intelligence with self-driving vehicles. Argo AI is developing and deploying the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision to help build safe and efficient self-driving vehicles that enable these transformations and more. The challenges are significant, but we are a team that believes in tackling hard, meaningful problems to improve the world. We are building a high-performance team that is excited by complex engineering challenges and is passionate about making transportation safer, more affordable and accessible for all.


Argo AI Mock Interviews

Recruiting, Skill Development

Date:  October 22, 2019, 7:00pm; DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 21, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

Location: Swarthmore College, Interview Rooms

About: Apply to this opportunity to participate in a mock interview with Argo Ai recruiters and engineers at Swarthmore College. Students must apply in advance via Handshake for this opportunity.


LiveRamp Information Session

Recruiting, Employer Info Session

Date: October 30th, 2019, 7:00pm

Location: Swarthmore College, Parrish 159

About LiveRamp: LiveRamp was founded in 2005 with the vision of a world where connections between the physical and digital worlds drive innovation and improved human experiences. Since our initial founding, we’ve helped hundreds of organizations target consumers effectively through people based marketing in a safe and secure manner. With more than 211M in annual revenue in the past year and nearly growing to one thousand employees across the world, LiveRamp, officially an independent public company just last year, is just getting started.


Bank of New York Mellon Technology Information Session

Employer Info Session, Alumni Career Chat, Recruiting

Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

Location: Haverford College, Dining Center- Swarthmore Room

About: Meet Yasmine Ayad (HC ’19) to learn about tech careers at BNY Mellon. Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon isn’t a retail bank, so we don’t generally provide services to individuals. Instead, we provide financial services similar to those (and many others) to banks, governments, NGOs, retirement funds, corporations, and more. In this information session, different undergraduate roles that BNY Mellon is recruiting for will be highlighted.


STEM Career Chat with Katie Van Aken (HC ’11) and Syncro Information Session

Employer Info Session, Alumni Career Chat, Recruiting

Date: Monday, November 4, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Haverford College, Dining Center- Pendle Hill Room

About: Meet Katie Van Aken (HC ’11) and learn about her early career path from academia to medical device software company. Learn about career opportunities at Syncro Medical. As a pioneer in outsourced software development in the early 1980s, Syncro Medical’s founder refined a model for successfully providing medical software development to medical device manufacturers. Today, almost 40 years later, they continue to combine deep medical device development experience with a culture that values craftsmanship, expertise and integrity to ensure that their clients deliver industry-leading products to the market.


Tresada Info Session – Link TBD

Employer Info Session, Recruiting

Bryn Mawr Campus Event: November 6, Time & Location TBA

Haverford Campus Event: November 7, 12:00 pm – Haverford- DC, Pendle Hill Room

Swarthmore Campus Event: November 7, Time & Location TBA

About: Tri-Co students are welcome to attend any of the three events that Tresada representatives will be hosting on the campuses.


More Events to Come!