Language, Logic, and Learning – Frank Myers ’82

On the first day of his new job, Frank Myers ‘82 was touring the office when he spotted a table full of screens and boxes. He pointed and asked, “What’re those?” “Oh those?” said his boss, “They’re PCs, no one knows what they’re used for.” Little did Frank know he would soon move into the world of tech and make a career out of it. Listen in to this conversation with host Jared Herr ‘22 on Hub & Spoke [SPARKS]! 
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A Quick Overview

Frank Myers ’82 graduated from Davidson with a degree in Philosophy and a focus in language and logic. An important note, Frank’s degrees weren’t in tech, but he’s worked for Red Hat, Osprey, and is currently working at Splunk – all tech and cybersecurity start-ups. Moving from language and logic, Frank realized that code was nothing more than just that – a special kind of language and some logic.  

Frank is currently a strategic advisor for clients at Splunk, an American software company based in San Francisco. Frank spends a lot of his time thinking about the construct of innovation. Innovation is baked into the core of Splunk’s values and, for Frank, innovation comes down to how you recognize and address change. Can you take advantage of the changes being made or how can you address the challenges the changes create? 

Like many Davidson grads, the liberal arts education Davidson provides, prepared Frank to be a continual learner throughout his career. For students and soon-to-be graduates, Frank recommends taking advantage of the opportunity to learn and fostering this time into an effort for continual learning. “The people who are serial learners and are constantly learning are the ones who are going to be able to see opportunities and take advantage of them,” he says. 

On the first day of his new job, Frank Myers ‘82 was touring the office when he spotted a table full of screens and boxes. He pointed and asked, “What’re those?” “Oh those?” said his boss, “They’re PCs, no one knows what they’re used for.” Little did Frank know he would soon move into the world of tech and make a career out of it. Listen in to this conversation with host Jared Herr ‘22 on Hub & Spoke [SPARKS]! 
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