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Careers in Media Technology
About the Course:
Careers in Media Technology explores how leading audio, music, and video technology companies bring products from idea to market. We examine best practices, roles, day-to-day responsibilities, desired skill sets, and department/team function.
After completing Careers in Media Technology, participants should...
1. Know the leading companies involved in the media technology industry.
2. Understand the goals, responsibilities, and daily life of a software, engineer, UI/UX designer, product manager, and program manager in industry.
3. Understand how teams collaborate to conceive, design, and commercialize new software and hardware products.
4. Understand what hiring managers look for in new interns and full-time hires.
This course is intended for anyone considering full-time positions or internships in the media technology industry. No prior engineering background required. Topics include: Introduction to the music and media technology industry, Product Management, Program Management, User Experience and Software Engineering.
Jay LeBoeuf; Stanford University
Jay LeBoeuf is technology executive, educator, and entrepreneur in the media technology industry. Jay is the President/Executive Director of Real Industry - a nonprofit transforming how students learn about the tech industry and how products go from idea through commercialization. LeBoeuf lectures on music technology and music business at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) and is on the Board of Advisors for music startups Chromatik and Humtap. LeBoeuf led research & development, intellectual property, and technology strategy as Strategic Technology Director at iZotope. Jay founded and was CEO of intelligent audio technology company Imagine Research, which was acquired by iZotope in March 2012. While creating a "Google for Sound", Jay was recognized as a Bloomberg Businessweek Innovator, awarded $1.1M in Small Business Innovation Research grants by the U.S. National Science Foundation, and interviewed on BBC World, Science 360, and other major media outlets. Prior to founding Imagine Research, LeBoeuf was an engineer and researcher in the Advanced Technology Group at Digidesign (Avid Technology) in charge of innovations for the industry-standard Pro Tools platform.