911Tracker was honored to be invited to the Silicon Valley Career Technical Education center to talk about the development of the T3 Vehicle Security Tracker and the new project we are currently working on, as well as offer career advice to students and explain what is involved in developing a product and what to keep in mind when starting a business.
I started the presentation off by talking about my schooling and early career experience. We discussed how important it is to take a summer job relevant to the field you are training in because not only will you gain valuable technical skills and hands-on experience, but you will make many connections and learn how to communicate and collaborate with people in the workplace. We also talked about getting a well-rounded education in engineering to create a diverse background of knowledge.
We discussed the pros and cons of working in small, medium-sized, and large companies, and what to think about if you’d like to become an entrepreneur. I talked about my first start-up that I developed with my friend Ron, Comsift (ComSifter is a web filter that blocks out adult content), and how that led to the opportunity to develop 911Tracker. I talked about all the obstacles and challenges my business partner Calvin and I ran into, and all the changes we had to make to bring 911Tracker to the market. To learn more about 911Tracker, please visit here.
I thoroughly enjoyed talking to these talented students and received many insightful questions. We wish them much luck as they continue their education and begin their careers.
Thank you Jim Burnham for taking these photos: