Quantum Computing and how you can get a career in it

Presenter:  Richard Hopkins, IBM Distinguished Engineer
Topic: Most of us have heard something about quantum computing, but many of the popular accounts are misleading, giving the impression that quantum computing is somewhat analogous to parallel computing. The truth is very different and a lot more interesting. This talk aims to invite you to build a career in Quantum Computing.
Date: Wednesday 18th January 2023
Time: 19:00
Location: webinar
Slides: sorry, we have been asked not to make the slides available.

The link to all learning materials: Qiskit.org/learn
The Quantum Computing textbook: Qiskit.org/textbook
Developer Certification: ibm.co/quantumdevcert
The qiskit YouTube Channel: youtube.com/qiskit
Create a curated learning path for your students: https://learn.qiskit.org/account/classroom
Educators’ program: quantum-computing.ibm.com/programs/educators

Career development links:
Ph.D. Fellowships
Quantum for Developers
Qiskit Advocate Program

Recording: the recording is available from YouTube …and explains the above links!


IBM Distinguished Engineer Richard Hopkins started by clarifying what quantum computing is and where it might be useful.  He moved on to the roles and career possibilities presented by quantum computing – both now and the near future. He examined routes into these roles to show existing and budding engineers how they may build a successful career in this emerging field. Seems they still need Engineers in all disciplins. And they also need App Developers!

Richard Hopkins is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng CEng FIET) and was the nineteenth President of IBM’s Academy of Technology. During his 25 years of field experience as an IT Architect, he provided technical leadership and engineering insight for some of IBM’s most complex systems integration deliveries. He is a STEM Ambassador and regularly presents on a range of topics including high security Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, and Quantum Computing. In his spare time, he keeps up to date with technology by building open-source robots using commodity hardware to enable and inspire tomorrow’s innovators.

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