Stephen Gillotte, CEO of Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) and a Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) graduate, was recently chosen as one of 50 alumni featured in the Virginia Tech Computer Science (CS) Department’s 50th anniversary celebration. The “50 for 50” spotlights seek to showcase CS alumni who are industry leaders while inspiring the Hokie leaders of tomorrow.
Within the spotlight, Steve discusses the early stages of his technology career, which began in the third grade when he discovered the GW Basic interpreter and taught himself to program, as well as the path he took that led him to found RGi on his 30th birthday.
Steve also talks about how the CS Department helped equip him for running a successful small business by allowing him to focus on interdisciplinary skills, such as public speaking and the ability to communicate technology information to the outside world effectively.
To read Steve’s “50 for 50” spotlight, click here.