HotSeat 13: Search Engine for Electronic Parts

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:00pm
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

Today on WDD's HotSeat, we are speaking with Sam Wurzel, the Co-Founder and CEO for Octopart. Sam likes to build things. In college he spent alternate summers working in experimental physics labs and bicycle shops.

In grad school at CU Boulder Sam joined a newly formed lab testing the design of a fusion plasma confinement scheme which one day might be useful in a commercial fusion reactor. Although Sam liked the lab work, he realized academia was not a good fit for him. So, he started working on Octopart, eventually left his PhD program in 2006 to move to Berkeley to pursue Octopart full time.

When Sam is not working on Octopart, he enjoys reading while on public transportation and building pens on his mini-lathe.

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