David Henke '78
Computer Science Learnings for 45 years
David Henke is a 1978 graduate of UCSB in mathematics. There was no Computer Science major in 1978. He would like to share learnings from his career, including successes, failures, and challenges. Henke's axioms describe most of those learnings. Also, he would like to talk about future trends in computing and share any advice for the Computer Science engineers jumping into the fray.
David Henke is an American entrepreneur, businessman, and technical advisor. He served as the senior vice president of engineering and operations for LinkedIn, a professional social networking website, from 2009 to 2013. Prior to LinkedIn, Henke was the SVP of engineering and operations at Yahoo for over four years. He has worked at AltaVista, Silicon Graphics, Hewlett Packard, and co-founded two successful startups, CAE Systems (acquired) and TeamOne Systems (acquired).
Mr. Henke received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from UCSB in 1978, graduating with highest honors. He currently serves on the UCSB College of Engineering Dean’s Cabinet and is a trustee of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation since 2017.