Presentor: Neil Patel (ECE '18), Senior Data Engineer at Meta Reality Labs
Presentation Title: Building the Metaverse
Abstract: There's been a lot of buzz about the Metaverse recently -- for example, with Facebook becoming Metaverse first and renaming the company Meta. What exactly is the Metaverse? What is it like working on "the future" and what career opportunities exist for an ECE major within the nebulous field that is "The Metaverse"?
Bio: Originally from Fremont, California, Neil Patel has worked at Meta for the last 3 years as well as interned there after his junior year at ECE@Illinois. Prior to that, he interned at several other places including at various Research Park offices. He's been to 6 Meta offices worldwide, with 2 more to come soon! In his spare time, he enjoys playing indie platformers and listening to history podcasts.