Meet A Mentor - Queen Mary, University of London

Meet a Mentor at Queen Mary, University of 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.

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Directions and location information:

At previous events GDC members have found this venue/particular room hard to find.

This event is being held in the Francis Bancroft Building - Room Number - FB 1.13A.

Please see this map for further information (the building is numbered 26 on this map) http://www.qmul.ac.uk/docs/about/26065.pdf

The actual signs at the building will say 'Bancroft' building only rather than Francis Bancroft.

Directions -

From Mile End Station you will need to turn left out of the station and then continue for 5 mins approx. up the Mile End Road and then cross over the road to the QM campus and go into the East Gate.  This is the first entrance to QM you come to when coming from the direction of Mile End Tube.  Continue straight on up Westfield Way for a couple of minutes and then bear left at the Curve cafe.  The Bancroft Building is on your right (number 26 on the map).

After event drinks: Informal drinks to follow at The Half Moon, [masked] Mile End Road, Mile End, Greater London, E1 4AA

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  • Anji C.

    If you enjoyed this event, we have set up another one for Tuesday 8th October at Queen Mary, University of London. 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/141107812/

    September 26, 2013

  • Anji C.

    Hi everyone,

    If you enjoyed this Meet A Mentor evening, we have set up another one for Tuesday 12th February at University College London. 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/100215772/

    Thanks,
    Anj

    January 29, 2013

  • Anji C.

    If you enjoyed this Meet a Mentor event, we have set up another one at Queen Mary, University of London on Tuesday 22nd January 6:30pm.
    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/95334282/

    January 11, 2013

  • Anji C.

    Hi everyone, We are pleased to announce that we have our first podcast ready to share with you! Hopefully the first of many! Each event we will be holding a series of short interviews with the experts which we record. This podcast is from our event back in November at Queen Mary, University of London: http://developercareers.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/event-podcast-page-queen-mary-university-of-london-7th-november-2012/

    Do let us know your comments. Thanks!

    December 19, 2012

  • Anji C.

    Hi all, If you enjoyed this Meet a Mentor evening, we have set up another one next Tuesday (4/12) at Middlesex Uni. 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/92001002/

    Please pass on to anyone else you feel may be interested in attending.

    Thanks,

    Anj

    November 30, 2012

  • Fayimora F.

    AWESOME!

    November 28, 2012

  • Anji C.

    If you enjoyed this Meet A Mentor evening, we have set up another one for Tuesday 27th November 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/90504962/

    November 15, 2012

  • Mahi

    First time attending and thought it was great. Incredible value in being able to have experienced people found for us rather than having to do it ourselves. Overall got some very useful information to remember and will defo recommend.

    November 13, 2012

  • Annalisa

    It was a really interesting meeting, I will love to another event like this!

    November 8, 2012

  • Alex G.

    Very interesting to see the different areas that the mentors work in.

    November 8, 2012

  • Abhishek G.

    Informative

    November 8, 2012

  • Samantha h.

    Great event, really enjoyed doing the podcasts at this event

    November 8, 2012

  • Anji C.

    Hi all, Hope you had a great time, if you would like to follow up on this session then please come along to our next Developer Sessions event which will be held on: Tuesday 20th November - http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/85660152/

    (Stephen - I'll contact you direct)

    Thanks all,

    Anj

    November 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Meeting was great, but the night has been wiped out by the theft of my bike

    November 8, 2012

  • Arezki E.

    Great opportunity

    November 7, 2012

  • Arshad k.

    I late can not attend today

    November 7, 2012

  • Arshad k.

    Hi all sorry I late to attend today

    November 7, 2012

  • Krasimira T.

    Hi all, I am sorry but I can't make it tonight .
    Thank you !

    November 7, 2012

  • Anji C.

    Hi all, One final thing..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

    November 7, 2012

  • Anji C.

    Hi all, Final two mentors confirmed:

    Israel is a chaos generator. He has worked in different environments (from startups to the finance industry) and countries. Since he graduated, he has been trying out as many roles as he could to find what makes him happy. Currently works as a software developer in one of the most leading edge firms in the finance industry, LMAX and he is also involved in the recruiting process for the company. Will this be his last role? Stay tunned for the next chapter

    Lim Sim was a developer and consultant but now Lim is a tester and is passionate about automation and improving quality. To keep things, interesting Lim also develops Android applications and provides test, consulting services.

    November 7, 2012

  • Arshad k.

    Hi I used to be a developer trying to get opportunity of developer role in London .

    November 6, 2012

    • nicola m.

      Hi Arshad. Please bring along a copy of your CV tonight and one of the RecWorks team will be pleased to take a look at it, give you advice and discuss current opportunities we have. Hope you enjoy the event, Nicola

      1 · November 7, 2012

  • nicola m.

    Hey all

    We are doing a Podcast of questions and answers tomorrow night, one of our people will putting questions to a mentor, so we can post it and let those who could not attend hear it.
    As you know our Mentors love a questions about their jobs, their industry, how they got into their profession, what they wished they had known when at University, anything really, so ask away ...... Let me know (here) of your qestions.

    Thanks

    Nicola

    November 6, 2012

  • Anji C.

    Hi all, More confirmed mentors for this session:

    Ged Byrne is a Java Solution Architect working at Atos. For the last 15 years he has been working on projects in insurance, retail finance and telecommunications. He has a post graduate diploma with the Open University.

    Charles Wicksteed: After a degree in Electronics and a few years of hardware design, Charles Wicksteed worked for many years for a large software house as a designer and developer of large software systems, mostly using C and then Java. Charles tended to work mostly on fault tolerance, disaster recovery, performance, scalability and networking as much as on the application functionality.

    November 6, 2012

  • Anji C.

    Hi everyone,

    More confirmed mentors for this session:

    Kim Ross is a server side games developer & architect who left a full time job to make her own game. Currently freelancing to help fund her title, she has been working on the server side of mobile and online games. She loves scalability challenges and playing with new technologies.

    Gemma Silvers started her career with an internship at Sun Microsystems and has been working in web engineering ever since. Now Director of Shared Technology at Playfish (part of Electronic Arts), she leads the strategy for the shared technology that underpins Playfish games, supporting millions of players a day.

    November 5, 2012

  • Anji C.

    Hi everyone,

    Confirmed mentor for this session: Craig Silk is a Software Engineer working at a consultancy in London specialising in eCommerce platform development and integration. Craig has worked on projects for large telecommunications and retail clients such as 02 and Monsoon. Previous to this, Craig has worked as an intern and contractor for Accenture. Craig's time at Accenture was spent working on the development and support of highly scalable order management systems for Vodafone and Virgin Media. Craig is an agile and open source enthusiast. He firmly believes that open source involvement, internships and networking are a powerful combination that make graduates stand out from the crowd and helps ensure success when looking for well paid and technically challenging work.

    More to follow..

    November 1, 2012

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