Nicholas Ilacqua (B.A. 2002), who graduated with a double major in Linguistics and Philosophy, is now working at UC Davis. He sent in this update:
I’m starting a lead java developer position for the Vet School at UC Davis, re-architecting their internal systems. Though I didn’t go further into Linguistics, the training I had at UCSC has made me a much better engineer, in particular being able to analyze a problem more completely instead of just regurgitating a forum post. Also, this round of job hunting people were to my surprise trying to fit me into more lead positions. Based on questions asked, I think part of it was because I do have a background other than just Computer Science.
If you’d like to get in touch with Nicholas, contact WHASC for his e-address.