The Future of Silicon Valley?  Enquiring Young Minds Visit CGNET

Written by Jackie Bilodeau

I am the Communications Director for CGNET, having worked for CGNET off-and-on since the early 1990's. I enjoy hiking, music, dance, photography, writing and travel. Read more about my work at CGNET here.

June 27, 2018

The Future of Silicon Valley?  Enquiring Young Minds Visit CGNET

On May 31st, CGNET was proud to host a luncheon and Q&A with guests from the Mission Valley Regional CGNET Services International, Inc.Occupation Program from Fremont, CA.    Escorted to our headquarters in Mountain View by their teacher, Karin Cornils (a former Senior Systems Engineer with CGNET for many years), these curious and engaging students were able to enjoy pizza while learning about the ins-and-outs of working for a small IT company with well-established roots dating back to the earliest days of Silicon Valley.

An endearing thank-you note from the class provided us a view into the insights gained during their visit.  One student commented on the “family-like vibe” at CGNET and how this seems to affect the culture of familiarity and friendliness here. Another expressed “respect for the veteran engineers who have seen the industry go over a number of game-changing events and technologies, and… <who> talked about their involvement from the early days”. They enjoyed the fact that CEO and founder Georg Lindsey pulled up a chair for both pizza and to field questions about what it was like to start and then successfully run a company for decades, maintaining a small and family-like work culture, while at the same time having outreach around the globe.

It was a fun and informative lunch for everyone involved.  Hopefully CGNET will be seeing some of these impressive young people again as they enter into careers in IT  in the future.

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