Hi, I'm Derek Erdmann

I'm studying Software Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology

In the past few years, I've had the chance to work with incredibly talented people on some very cool projects.

For the past two summers, I've been an intern at Microsoft in Redmond, WA, helping build Windows. I spent my first summer in the pacific northwest as a test engineer on BitLocker, but now I've moved over to the Windows Fundamentals team as a Software Development Engineer.

My previous two internships were both at The MITRE Corporation, a federally-funded research and development center in Bedford, MA. At MITRE, I had the chance to work on some communications projects with Air Force Special Operations Command and the Department of Homeland Security. My first co-op focused on a custom Android network stack that allows devices to communicate over a tactical radio network, while my second co-op focused on an Android app that was deployed for first responders at a few events you may have heard about before.

At RIT, I've spent multiple quarters as a Teaching Assistant for some of the introductory classes in the Software Engineering curriculum, both for the introductory Freshman Seminar and for Personal Software Engineering, a course that focuses on learning best practices and technologies like Git, unit testing, and C.

I'm currently the President of the Society of Software Engineers, a student organization that supports RIT's Software Engineering students, faculty, staff, and alumni. I also play trombone for the RIT Pep Band, which I conducted in 2010-2011.