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My Journey from U of C Grad to Working at One of the World's Top Internet Brands

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 (Science A room 121). We'll also post signs on our regular rooms on the day of the presentation.


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.


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  • Luu D.

    Thanks to all the attendees for coming and Masud Khan for presenting! It was a good glimpse into the process, organisation, and culture of the Customer Order Workflow team at Amazon.

    September 13, 2013

  • Brent B.

    Awesome event and extremely insightful! Thank you so much for your time Masud!

    September 13, 2013

  • Jonathan K.

    Yes, this was a good event. I'm happy to have met so many great people, and I hope that I can meet even more at the next event.

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Rahul B.

    It was a great experience. Get to know many things about Amazon work culture. TODO things as a student improve your skill.

    1 · September 12, 2013

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