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My Role: Lecturer

During my first semester as a grad student, I taught Introduction to Programming in Java. By the powers of mtv, and to everyone’s surprise, Bill Gates appeared as a guest lecturer.

“mtvU brought its popular “Stand In” series today to the University of Wisconsin-Madison by hosting Microsoft Corp. chairman and chief software architect, Bill Gates. Gates paid a surprise visit to the University’s “Introduction to Programming” class to serve as substitute professor for the day. There he led the unsuspecting class in a powerful discussion about leading-edge technologies and their potential to change the way people live and work. He also discussed the vitality of the computer science industry and the many exciting, rewarding and important careers within it.” —mtvU