JU alum, software entrepreneur Matt Kane returns to advise computer science students
By Rachael Jenkins
JU Computing Sciences junior
Matt Kane ’01, owner of Greenshades Software Inc. in Jacksonville, recently returned to JU’s campus to give students in the Royal Computer Science Society some real-world tips.
Kane, a Jacksonville University Trustee as well as board member for the Jacksonville Children’s Commission and the Jacksonville Community Council Inc., discussed how job interviews work and how to prepare for careers. The information gave attendees an insight into the world of programming interviews and jobs.
The students also learned about the tactics he uses in interviewing potential employees and interns. He implored them to be intelligent and efficient, and gave them a brainteaser he’s used in the interviewing process: Given a scale and six metal balls that all look alike, with one weighing lighter than the rest, find the metal ball that weighs the least. After discussing a basic solution, Kane asked the attendees to think about the fastest way to find the ball.
Kane gave the club his perspectives into the world after college. For juniors and seniors, this was very useful information because they will soon be in the real world and need a “reality check.”