Posted on: 30 March 2019March 2019 in review
As expected, this year is really hectic.— Eric Jiang (@ericjiang97) March 5, 2019
- Heading up to Sydney for the itnews Benchmark Awards on Thursday!
- A few more units to go! With lots of exciting units this semester.
- Applying for several grad roles already.
- Upcoming tech interview next week!
As I previous stated back in late February 2019, that this year was going to be hectic. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been quite busy, with:
- Going up to Sydney for the 2019 IT News Benchmark Awards – in which I manage to win the Rising Star Category, you can read more about that
- Did my first round video technical interview with Google for a Test Engineering (SRE) role in Taiwan! 🇹🇼. Fingers-crossed on getting into next stage of the interviews
- Was at Industry Night promoting MonPlan and working with eSolutions, Monash University MonPlan will be placed in Operational Mode as of 1st April – meaning that all the major bugs/issues have been resolved.
- Signed a new contract with Monash Uni, and as of 1st April – I’ve been promoted from a Junior Software Engineer into a Software Engineer!
- I’ve been elected the Graduate Representative of Wired Monash, which is the IT Student Club at Monash.
Interviewing with Google
My plans after uni isn’t that amazing, I’ve applied for a few roles across some really big tech companies – Google (Sydney & Taiwan), Atlassian (Sydney) and REA Group (Melbourne). Though if I don’t get any of these roles, I’ll be applying for a mid level roles later this year. So yeah, I’d applied for this role (Test Engineering) back in January, and the main reason why I applied for this role that’s going to be located in Taiwan, is not only because I love doing DevOps/SRE, I also wanted to travel a bit more (especially back to Japan – 🤣)
Yep, that’s right despite my not so good grades/GPA, I’ve managed to snag a video interview with Google. The interview went fairly well, I did a lot of Hackerrankquestions before the interview. But for those who are looking for a test engineering role – the questions were straightforward, having a knowledge for general data structures, SRE/DevOps/SysAdmin strategies and complexity will be very beneficial.
I’m hope that I can get this role though! 🤞
2020 in Review
Three words: 2020, Fuck You. Holy shit. Let's just admit it, 2020 was a shit year,
2019 in Review
And that’s it! We’re now at the end of 2019 which also means it’s the end of the decade too. These past 10 years have gone by in a flash, at the start of the decade I started high school, now at the end of it I finished my degree at Monash University. So here’s a look back across 2019.