When officers of the University of Pittsburgh’s Computer Science Club were finishing up the 2020 spring semester, they laid out an all-encompassing plan to address resource gaps for computer science students.
The team wanted to find ways to connect students with alumni and other computer science professionals working in the industry.
While spearheading an ambitious new project during a pandemic may seem counterintuitive, members said the pandemic has been a blessing in disguise for them.
“With the virtual nature, we’re not really held back by geography,” said Zhengming Wang, a junior computer science student at Pitt and the club’s president.
“The pandemic has really allowed us bootstrap everything,” Olivia Wininsky, a sophomore studying computer science and finance at Pitt, as well as the club’s vice president.