The GDC Meet a Mentor program is a series of events aimed at clarifying the difference between your career options. It is be a series of ‘speed dating’ style events in which small groups of students meet with experts in the software industry. We have an impressive line up including, those from startups to the financial and media industrys, open source enthusiasts, senior developers, entrepreneurs and CTOs.
Each event we hold a series of short interviews with the experts which we record. On the 7th November 2012 we had an event with Queen Mary, University of London. Here are some of the interviews we ran at the event.
Kim Ross, Lim Sim, Craig Silk, Ged Byrne, Gemma Silvers, discuss their experiences in the world of software:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The GDC Meet a Mentor events are organised and hosted by RecWorks. RecWorks is a unique consultancy who blend Recruitment and social netWorks. To see our latest opportunities please visit http://recworks.co.uk/jobs.
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