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Jay Borenstein

Jay Borenstein
CS Lecturer, Stanford

I was born in Southern California. I did my undergraduate and graduate studies at Stanford, specializing in quantitative economics and operations research. I discovered both academic disciplines benefited greatly from computer simulation and I found my passions increasingly directed toward realizing products and experiences through software.

Another thread in my personal and professional life has been a love for teams of people. I find few things to be as stimulating as a smart and motivated group of people coming together in a common pursuit.

Combining the above interests, the culture of Silicon Valley (and Stanford itself, for that matter) has been a perfect fit for
me. After initially working as software engineer for a number of years and then plying the waters in technology management as a CTO, I founded Integration Appliance in 2000. I stepped down as CEO and away from day-to-day operations at IntApp in May, 2007 and served on the board through 2012. Today, IntApp is a successful and growing company.

Part of the reason for stepping away from a mature business is the quest for new challenges. Another part is the desire to get
back to the root of where many great technologies and ideas emerge; academia. I currently teach computer science at Stanford University and also run Facebook Open Academy as part of a larger Facebook effort to modernize education. I find it very fulfilling to help motivated, bright minds grow and succeed.

Sessions

Education
Portland 252
Scott Chacon (GitHub), Jay Borenstein (Stanford)
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Scott Chacon, co-founder of GitHub, and Jay Borenstein, CS professor at Stanford and founder of Facebook's Open Academy, a program designed to match university students with open source projects for academic credit, will discuss how to bring the best of the open source community's learning frameworks into formal computer science education. Read more.