Hackbright Academy’s Fall 2014 engineering fellows visited Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco last week! Thanks to diversity tech recruiter Kate Fiedelman, the students were treated to a tour of the office, a tasty lunch at Pinterest, and an informative tech talk by Pinterest engineering manager.
Pinterest engineering manager Unnur Gretarsdottir (pictured above, right) manages the engineering monetization team at Pinterest, and shared her relatively meandering road to Pinterest engineering. The mother of a 6 year old daughter realized that she did not want to be a stay-at-home mom, so she went back to part-time work at Google, and then after a very thorough job search, ended up at Pinterest to work on the monetization team.
She’s excited about “Pinterest for business” and working on ads that both users and advertisers love:
Why Pinterest engineering?
Last but not least at the Pinterest field trip for Hackbright Academy, there was a panel discussion with Pinterest software engineers (pictured, from left) Tilde Ann Thurium (web engineer), Stephanie Rogers (data engineer), Sahana Rajaesekar (web engineer), and Kelsey Stemmler (infrastructure engineer).
Day in the life of Pinterest engineer:
What is your biggest accomplishment?
Biggest mistake or failure to learn from?
Best practice for interviewing?
What NOT to do to get a job at Pinterest!
Thanks again to the Pinterest engineering team for hosting the Hackbright Academy class! We had a blast!!