Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Learn learn learn

It has been an eventful new year so far.

Just a bit of update, I am doing ATAP at PayPal, started on 3 Jan. And the first week was such a good experience. There are times when I left in the evening seeing people coding furiously, and then come back the following morning seeing them still being there coding furiously. Luckily the CS3216 experience does not make me so shock about this. I feel blessed I had a chance taking CS3216 before, because there are a damn lot of new things I can (and have to) learn! And learn them fast! Almost everything is new and exciting. I spent last week entirely browsing through the code repo, exploring the code structure and watching webcasts (must say NUS prepared me well for this haha). Haven’t produced anything so far, but I am looking forward to being “up to speed” this week soon.

Another update, I got an offer from Facebook for a software engineering intern position. It will start from August 2012, meaning I will skip a semester here, results in graduating one semester late, but I think it’s totally worth it. I will try to write down my interview experience in another post, right now just too excited to thinking about it. It is definitely a big chance for me to learn a lot more and more and to become "something" at a higher level than now!

P.S: I’m still sad I cannot take CS3217 this semester. Argh, this look like the last sem it’s offered already. It’s obvious from my CS3216 experience, I can learn tons of new things from Prof.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on getting the FB internship. Seriously, you can learn things everywhere. The whole point of CS3216 is not so much to teach you stuff, but to teach you how to learn.

    Read this: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/how-art-history-majors-power-the-us-economy/2012/01/06/gIQAUv36hP_blog.html

    ‎"The most valuable skill anyone can learn in college is how to learn efficiently -- how to figure out what you don’t know and build on what you do know to adapt to new situations and new problems."

    All the best!