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Meet A Mentor - University College London

Meet A Mentor - University College London

Have you always wondered what you want to do when you graduate? 
Are you worried about all the talk of grads finding it hard to find work and what it will mean for you? 
Do you want to know the difference between working in a bank, a gaming company or a startup? 
What technology should you specialise in? Java, Ruby or any of the other countless programming languages? 

Now is the chance to find out. You may well have heard the buzz about the Meet a Mentor events - this is the next in a series of events open to all students. 

This is a chance for you to meet a variety of senior developers currently working in the industry; you will get a chance to listen to their stories and even ask them questions. It will be a 'speed dating' style event in groups of 5-8 with each mentor having 10-15 minutes to tell their story and share their experiences in the industry. We have an amazing line up on presenters, everything from startups to the financial and media industrys, open source enthusiasts, senior developers, entrepreneurs and CTOs. You will also find an experienced recruiter who will be able give you advice and answer your questions regarding your career options, the software industry, job applications and different job positions.

Sign up now to be guaranteed a place at this event. 

Directions and location information:

This event will be held in room 431 at UCL, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW.

Please refer to this map: http://goo.gl/maps/gcJuj

The address is off of Gordon Square.

Please note:

We will head to 'Hotel Ibis - London, Euston, St Pancras' - 3 Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW - for networking and further informal discussion. http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-0921-ibis-london-euston-st-pancras/location.shtml

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  • Anji C.

    If you enjoyed this 'Meet a Mentor' event, we have set up another one for next Wednesday at UCL. We have totally different mentors along so come along and ask any questions you didn't ask the first time http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/147280852/

    November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Inspiring, motivational and very informational.

    October 18, 2013

  • Pranav

    Excellent. I felt so inspired after talking to the mentors. The most important things that I learnt - open mindedness and passion to work with startups. Invaluable. Looking forward to the next event.

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • Samantha h.

    Hey guys, of anyone is lost give me a call on[masked]

    October 16, 2013

  • Anji C.

    Just to let you know a member of staff from RecWorks will be onsite to give complete CV and cover letter reviews, suggest improvements etc. Bring your CVs or cover letters along tonight.

    Thanks,

    Anj

    October 16, 2013

  • Anji C.

    Final mentors confirmed: Tom Campbell has 20+ years experience in software development and technology leadership. Delivered multiple digital advertising solutions, eBook platforms on iPad, iPhone, BB, Nokia and android for Orange, Vodafone, t-Mobile and WH Smith. Some past sucesses include major projects for Motorola, Disney, Vodafone, T-Mobile, and the BBC. He was the first to launch mobile VOIP service, consumer mobile locator service (LBS)services in the UK.

    Dan Hamilton is lead developer and managing director of Emagineers, a digital agency based in London working with clients to create applications and services using web, mobile and social technologies. Prior to this Dan was a consultant for Atos, the Olympics IT solution partner, where he worked on some of the largest and high profile technical projects in the UK and abroad. Dan graduated from Nottingham in 2006 in Computing and Economics.

    October 15, 2013

  • Anji C.

    Mentors confirmed:

    Horace Bell-Gam is an Android/ Java developer with experience working at both small and large companies. He previously studied and worked in Forensic Science before pursuing a career as a developer in 2010.

    James McCall is a fun loving .net Developer with over 10 years experience who Graduated from Bournemouth University and is still on the eternal quest of knowledge, knowledge and more knowledge Graham Lyons is a software engineer for the BBC and works to build and support the components of the platform which supports iPlayer, News, Sport and Cbeebies. He's works with various languages and technologies including HTTP, Varnish, PHP, Python and Java. The current focus is the new BBC Cloud platform on AWS.

    More to follow..

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Anji C.

    Mentors confirmed: Frank Collins is a Business Analysis Manager. He leads of team of business analysts at London Business School, who work on internal change projects. A former software engineer, Frank graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Electronics and Software Engineering. He started his career in consultancy and system implementer EDS. He worked on high profile government projects for EDS as a software engineer, programme analyst and business analyst. From EDS he then moved to Birmingham City Council, Royal Bank of Scotland, Hammerson and finally London Business School. His role covers analysis around all types of business system, and business process, advising on systems and strategy. He has worked on financial project, HR projects, mobile device and telematics projects. Never having lost his interest in programming, in his spare time he develops applications on iphone, android and on Raspberry Pi.

    More to follow..

    October 11, 2013

  • Anji C.

    Mentors confirmed:

    Harry Percival studied Economics and Philosophy as his first degree, and then wasted several years as a management consultant. He eventually rediscovered his true geek nature, did a second degree in Computer Science, and has since been much happier as a programmer. Despite being shockingly underqualified, he is now writing a book about testing in Python

    Richard Conroy has been slinging code of various quality for over a decade now. Big systems, embedded systems, hideously broken systems, seat of the pants projects, epic waterfalls and the occasional well done project. Education, particularly self-education and peer education was instrumental - learning Java 15 years ago got him started, and learning Ruby 5 years ago kept career options open when the economy tanked. Its been a strange career path and he has some non-conventional wisdom to impart onto anyone thinking of pursuing a career in this industry.

    More to follow..

    October 11, 2013

  • Anji C.

    Mentors confirmed:

    Gemma Cabero is a software professional of n years. Primarily experienced in jvm related languages and web technologies . Gemma is a conscientious and passionate coder who cares about the people producing the code as much as the product that results.

    and Matthew Eric Bassett is the Director of Data Science for NBCUniversal - he leads the data science team in several predictive analytics, machine learning, and data mining projects for film, television, news, and home entertainment. Previously, he worked in a software startup and as a web development freelancer/consultant.

    More to follow..

    October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like any help with this event in term of greeting student/graduates as live close by?

    1 · October 4, 2013

    • Anji C.

      Hi Stephen, that sounds great - can you email me [masked] - thanks!

      October 8, 2013

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