Sept. 12th - My Journey from U of C Grad to Working at One of the World's Top Internet Brands by Masud Khan

Where did the summer go? It just seems like yesterday that we were wrapping up the 2012/2013 season with a great presentation from Jonathan Rasmusson, and here it is and we're already ready talking about September's session. We're starting off CAMUG's 2013/2014 season with a great presentation by Masud Khan. Masud is living the dream, having been recruited from the U of C by no less than Amazon, where he currently works, and is based out of beautiful Seattle, Washington. We thought Masud had a great story to tell, both with respect to how he got to Amazon and how things have unfolded for him in the past year. Here's the opportunity to get a first-hand account of how Agile gets done at Amazon, one of the web's great success stories.

Abstract and Agenda:

Masud says: "My success at getting the job I wanted at a company I'm excited about is a direct result of the choices I made in school, the passion I've grown for software, and the experience I gathered in interviewing. The challenges I've faced since starting were not the ones I expected and some of those same struggles continue today. This talk will be about how I maximized my chances at becoming an Software Development Engineer at an Internet giant, and day-to-day challenges I've faced in the year that I've been there."

About Masud Khan:

Follow Masud on Twitter and Blogger.

Additional Details:

This is the first session in the new CAMUG season. Thursday, Sept. 12th, come at 6.00pm and enjoy complementary food and refreshments. The session itself runs from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Find us here http://www.ucalgary.ca/map/interactive/?Building=SA (Science A room 121).

Location:
SA 121 (Science A 121) - University of Calgary (this is not our usual ICT room)

Date/Time:
Thursday Sept. 12th, 2013 (this has been moved from our first Thursday of the month)
6:00pm - 6:30 Snacks
6:30pm - 7:30 Presentation

Sponsors:

Special thanks to our Gold Sponsor Pason Systems Ltd., the Calgary-based, leading global provider of specialized data management systems for land-based and offshore rigs worldwide. Thanks also to the University of Calgary for contributing the use of facilities and Intellog Inc. for providing refreshments and sponsorship of the Meetup group.