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Student club leader makes trip to Google headquarters

Student Achievements 

Jacob Sommers | November 18, 2019

Jadon taking a picture outside of google headquarters

Shivesh Jadon, the Lead for Texas State University’s Developer Student Club, recently traveled to the Google Headquarters in San Francisco, California to represent Texas State in The Developer Student Clubs North America Summit. 

The Developer Student Clubs North America Summit hosts hundreds of DSCs from universities across North America. At the summit, Google arranged networking opportunities, developer workshops and leadership-building sessions to teach the DSC Technical Leads skills they can bring back to their home universities.

At the Summit, Shevish met with management-level positions like Jason Titus, VP- Developer Products group; Deepak Sridhar, founder of development Student Club program; Uttam Tripathi, head of Global programs and Erica Hanson, Developer Relations Program Manager who taught Jadon how to host and manage his own public speaking workshops, Google Cloud and Firebase workshops and even how to create a game for google assistant. The Summit was exactly what Jadon needed to learn how to start up a successful DSC chapter  at Texas State.

The DSC is an initiative founded by Google that started on college campuses in India. Since then it has grown to 677 campuses worldwide and 118 universities in the United States. When Texas State was named as one of the campuses to receive a DSC, Jadon knew he wanted to be directly involved. 

Daniel Fiorillo, Google’s regional head of DSC interviewed many qualified people before selecting Shivesh Jadon to be the founding Lead for Texas States Developer Student Club. Shivesh Jadon is an international student originally from India. He currently is a Computer Science Junior at Texas State University. Not only will Jadon head the club for one year but being the founding Lead means he is responsible for building the identity of the club, and making sure the club sees success in the future. 

“It is a huge honor to be selected by Google for this position,” Jadon said. “It’s important that the founding class creates a strong foundation for the future and advancement of Texas State’s DSC.” 

Jadon looks forward to the growth of Texas State’s DSC. He is currently in the process of hiring club officers and will shortly begin scheduling many events for the club like hackathons, cloud study sessions and workshops on Google Firebase, Cloud Machine Learning and Study Jams. He is also in communication with DSC Leads from neighboring universities to work together to create learning workshops and events.

Jadon insists that Texas State’s DSC doesn’t just need computer science majors either, but rather anyone who is committed to problem-solving and making a positive change in the world.

“We want anyone who is committed to making a positive change in our community,” Jadon said. “It doesn't matter if you’re a computer science major, an art major or a business major. This club is for everyone and anyone who wants to learn practical, real-life problem-solving techniques.”


If you would like more information about Texas State’s Developer Student Club or apply for an officer position you can visit their website at


For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922