Todd Sedano, Director, Software Engineering Program
Areas of Interest:
Agile development, startups, software craftsmanship, teamwork
Todd Sedano is the Director of the Software Engineering Program for Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Software Engineering program, he teaches the craft of software development, agile methodologies, entrepreneurship, and improv to his graduate students.
He actively develops software using Ruby on Rails and Objective C. He is the co-organizer for the Silicon Valley Ruby Meetup and Ruby on Rails Meetup.
He runs "Improv for Engineers" workshops that allow engineers to develop skills in public speaking, active listening, idea building, confidence, and team formation.
While working in the Artificial Intelligence group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Todd worked on planning and scheduling software for the Deep Space Network antennas and space probes, image processing, and system testing of the Remote Experiment Agent planning software on the Deep Space 1 spacecraft. In Silicon Valley, Todd has worked with both startup and established companies. Using J2EE technologies he has worked on websites for Sega, Roxio, Target, Better Homes and Gardens, and CustomerNation; integrated software with FedEx, UPS, and NetSuite webservices; been in a few death marches; and managed several development teams.
Developing on the Commodore PET was Todd's first paid programming experience.
Todd earned both his M.S. in software engineering and his undergraduate degree in mathematics and computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.