This blog is about the world of software engineering outside of coding. I write about things like:

  • How to land a job at your dream tech company
  • How to use communication skills to accelerate your career
  • The nontechnical secrets you don’t learn in school

Photo of Sheldon SandbekhaugSheldon “Don” Sandbekkhaug

I’m a software engineer who’s been programming since 2009. Currently, I work at Google.

During my time at the University of Texas, I interned at Calxeda, Multimedia Games, and Infusion. The CS Internship Guide is based on my and other students’ experiences.

Besides spending quality time with a terminal, I enjoy playing board games, lifting weights, reading, boxing, history podcasts, and video games.

Contact Sheldon


I have not received money, product samples, gifts, or any sort of compensation for writing about any company. If I do in the future, I will note it on the appropriate blog entries.

Any opinions expressed in this blog are my personal opinions. Any content on this blog does not represent the official position of Google or any company that I have worked with.

The author provides this website (the “Site”) for informational purposes only. Use of and access to the Site and the information, materials, services, and other content available on or through the Site (“Content”) are subject to these terms of use and all applicable laws.

The author provides this website and content for informational purposes only. You should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice. Nothing contained on our Site constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by the author or any third party service provider to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments in this or in in any other jurisdiction in which such solicitation or offer would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

All Content on this site is information of a general nature and does not address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Nothing in the Site constitutes professional and/or financial advice, nor does any information on the Site constitute a comprehensive or complete statement of the matters discussed or the law relating thereto. The author is not a fiduciary by virtue of any person’s use of or access to the Site or Content. You alone assume the sole responsibility of evaluating the merits and risks associated with the use of any information or other Content on the Site before making any decisions based on such information or other Content. In exchange for using the Site, you agree not to hold the author, his affiliates or any third party service provider liable for any possible claim for damages arising from any decision you make based on information or other Content made available to you through the Site.

1 Response to About

  1. Pingback: When should you buy a house? | Sheldon's Software

Comments are closed.