About Us

The Software Engineering Club strives to expose beginner Computer Science students to practical software development technologies and concepts they will not learn or be exposed to in their first or second year. These are technologies and skills that are heavily used in the industry and the real world, but not taught in classes. This can benefit the student to get involved with other clubs, hackathons, get a part time internship doing development work, enable them to succeed in interviews, secure summer internships and full time roles, and expand their breadth of knowledge as a developer. We also connect students with software companies through networking events and workshops/tutorials put on by companies. Feel free to contact any of the officers below for any questions or concerns.

What Do We Do?

We expose a diverse body of Computer Science students to emerging technologies and concepts employed by the software development industry, encouraging the development of skills through a highly collaborative, project-based approach. This jump-starts our members’ careers by reinforcing their preparedness for technical interviews, internships, jobs, hackathons, and personal projects.

Our Impact

The University of Florida (UF) community recognizes our impact. With 2,254 Facebook group members, 181 active members on Slack and 119 students in attendance of this year’s first general body meeting, we have documented expansive reach among the range of Computer Science students at the UF.


David Sadowsky


Lucas Liseth

Vice President

Pablo Estrada

Head of Development

Natascha Kempfe

Head of Operations

Norman Bukingolts

Head of Product

Emily Kelsey

Head of Outreach

Kevin Thomas


Evan Rupert

Technical Officer

Lia Passaglia

Technical Officer

Masen Beliveau

Technical Officer

Pranay Raman

Technical Officer

Trevor Richardson

Technical Officer

Michel Chalfoun

Technical Officer

Eric Navar

Technical Officer

Benji Labonte

Technical Officer

Sriram Selvakumar

Technical Officer

Joel Rios

Technical Officer | UX Lead

Jacob Bleser

UX Lead

Phillip Vanderlaat

UX Designer

How to Join the Software Engineering Club at UF

Joining is simple! Use the links below to join us on Facebook, GatorConnect, and subscribe to our mailing list. UF SEC requires very little commitment, you can show up to whatever meetings, tutorials, events you find interesting.


Join Our Facebook Page

Facebook is one of the primary ways we get information out to our members. Join now to receive event invites, and have access to our news feed!


Join us on Slack

Slack is the best way to stay in touch with the club. Join our chanel now to receive updates on everything that is happening!

Mailing List

Sign Up for Our Mailing List

Joining our mailing list is a great way to stay up to date with club events without having to put in any effort! We'll send you an email whenever we have any updates on upcomming events, meetings, etc. To join our mailing list, send an email to "listserv@lists.ufl.edu" with the line "subscribe uf-sec-l (your first name) (your last name)".