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@TwitterAds | Confidential
@cbogie
August 14, 2013
So you want to become a
software engineer
o r a t l e a s t e v e n t u ...
@TwitterAds | Confidential
About me
Presented by: Christian Bogeberg
@Twitter 3
UCLA ’07, BA Political Science
Disney
campus recruiting internship
Google
recruiting coordinator
sourced for Si...
@Twitter 4
On campus
No...well, sometimes
Main events:
Career Fairs
Tech Talks
Hackathons
On Campus Interviews
so do you l...
@Twitter 5
So what do I study?
Assuming you are passionate about technology, show it!
CS, math, physics, statistics
humani...
@Twitter 6
Ways to learn, and show it
Meetups
Open Source
-apache, become a committer
Github
Conferences
-pycon, oscon, ve...
@Twitter 7
Ok, some classes are important
these are what the interviews are based on
Google “Google engineering interview ...
@TwitterAds | Confidential
#ThankYou
UCLA  -­  poli  sci  ‘07
Disney  -­  campus  recruiting  intern
Google  -­  recruiting  coordinator/sourcer
Twitter!  -­  ...
many  times  an  interviewer  will  glance  at  your  github  profile  to  see  what  you’ve  been  working  on
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  1. 1. @TwitterAds | Confidential @cbogie August 14, 2013 So you want to become a software engineer o r a t l e a s t e v e n t u a l l y o n c e y o u ’ r e d o n e w i t h c o l l e g e
  2. 2. @TwitterAds | Confidential About me Presented by: Christian Bogeberg
  3. 3. @Twitter 3 UCLA ’07, BA Political Science Disney campus recruiting internship Google recruiting coordinator sourced for Site Reliability Engineers (SRE) Twitter! sourced for all sorts of engineers -SRE, front end, distributed systems, machine learning, hardware, mobile University Programs -go out to campuses and recruit intern and entry level engineers -also run lots of internship programs here at HQ Since then, a nice little career thus far
  4. 4. @Twitter 4 On campus No...well, sometimes Main events: Career Fairs Tech Talks Hackathons On Campus Interviews so do you like, just throw parties?
  5. 5. @Twitter 5 So what do I study? Assuming you are passionate about technology, show it! CS, math, physics, statistics humanities? social science? arts? these are where the inspiration for great technology come from Google - academic research Twitter - dispatch systems Snapchat - communications Vine - film Instagram - photography Spotify - music Just study computer science. JUST STUDY
  6. 6. @Twitter 6 Ways to learn, and show it Meetups Open Source -apache, become a committer Github Conferences -pycon, oscon, velocity, Grace Hopper Student groups -HKN, ACM, NSBE, SHPE, SWE, hacker groups Side projects -mobile/web apps Beyond the gpa, way beyond
  7. 7. @Twitter 7 Ok, some classes are important these are what the interviews are based on Google “Google engineering interview questions” hashtables, binary search tree, reverse lookup, etc. data structures algorithms operating systems programming languages
  8. 8. @TwitterAds | Confidential #ThankYou
  9. 9. UCLA  -­  poli  sci  ‘07 Disney  -­  campus  recruiting  intern Google  -­  recruiting  coordinator/sourcer Twitter!  -­  sourcer/campus  recruiter/university  programs I  recruit  software  engineers  out  of  colleges  and  universities when  i  go  on  campus: tech  talks career  fairs hackathons on  campus  interviews these  are  all  ways  that  students  can  come  and  engage  with  employees  at  my  company -­you  need  the  cs  background  to  get  through  the  interviews -­BUT -­there  are  other  important  things  to  show  about  yourself typically  studying  cs,  but  math,  physics,  and  statistics  are  good  too,  because  involves  lots  of coding    -­but  if  you  have  a  passion  for  social  sciences,  the  humanities,  life  sciences,  the  arts        -­this  diversity  of  perspective  is  very  valuable        -­you  can  still  learn  tons  about  coding  and  technology so  I’m  going  to  assume  you  want  to  be  a  software  engineer -­if  you  want  to  be  a  software  engineer,  you’re  probably  passionate  about  technology! -­show  what  excites  you -­meetups    -­get  together  and  talk  about  some  cool  technology    -­no  meetups  in  what  your  interested  in  your  region?  plan  it! -­open  source/apache    -­you  can  work  on  important  software  that  many  organizations  and  services  leverage,  like  linux, hadoop    -­everyone  loves  to  see  that  you  were  a  ‘committer’  to  a  project,  which  means  you  committed code  that  is  now  in  production      -­not  just  software  -­  the  hyperloop  is  open  source! -­github    -­the  standard  version  control  system  that  allows  you  to  store  your  code  for  others  to  use.
  10. 10. many  times  an  interviewer  will  glance  at  your  github  profile  to  see  what  you’ve  been  working  on    -­recruiters  are  always  on  github  looking  for  great  profiles -­conferences    -­so  many  out  there!    pycon,  velocity,  grace  hopper,  oscon    -­great  place  to  meet  other  people  interested  in  the  technology  you’re  into    -­lots  of  companies  recruit  from  here  also! -­student  groups    -­HKN,  ACM,  NSBE,  SHPE,  SWE,  hacker  groups -­side  projects/apps    -­in  this  day  and  age,  you  can  work  on  ready-­to-­go  mobile/web  apps  and  learn  how  to  build production  grade  systems  in  your  spare  time. great  to  see  what  classes  you’ve  taken -­typically  you’ll  have  taken  at  least  data  structures/algorithms  class -­typically  you’ll  have  worked  on  class/group  projects but  i’d  like  to  see  more! -­interned  at  a  startup  in  your  college  town? -­any  interesting  labs  doing  bleeding  edge  work  in  cs  field?

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