Thursday, 16 February 2017

Malaysia Johor Bahru Shopping Trip

Lunch at Kim Gary, JB City Square
Sudha, Dorothea and I had been planning for this JB trip since 2 years ago, finally we went JB City Square and Komtar JBCC today!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

RSVP Singapore Corporate Video (English)

Seniors, if you have some spare time and would like to do some volunteer work, join RSVP - The Organisation of Senior Volunteers!

I am currently a volunteer with the Enriching Lives of Seniors Programme (ELSP) within RSVP.

From RSVP website:

Piloted in November 2013, the ELSP provides an opportunity for Senior Volunteers to befriend and engage the lonely seniors through regular weekly engagements motivating them to socialise, develop their skills and interest and be self-reliant by keeping them mentally and physically fit.

Through regular participation, we hope the seniors in these neighbourhoods will form bonds with one another and become a community with a spirit of mutual help. Their physical, emotional and mental well-being will also strengthen.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

European Summer Program on Rationality (ESPR)

ESPR Homepage

The European Summer Program on Rationality (ESPR) is an immersive summer workshop for talented high school students all around the world (16-19 years old as of August 15, 2017) with exceptionally strong reasoning skills and a desire to understand our world.

The curriculum covers a variety of topics from mathematics to cognitive science, from social analysis to artificial intelligence, and extends the learning with guest speakers from a variety of cutting edge fields.

But the ultimate goal of our program is to show how rigorous, quantitative skills can be applied outside the classroom. How can we understand our behavior? How can we think more clearly to achieve our goals?

ESPR 2017 will be held in the second half of August in a college near London. Concrete start dates and duration will be announced after the Early Admissions phase (March 1), though it will start no later than the 23rd and be at least one week long.

The program's tuition as well as meals and lodging are free for all admitted students. Need-based travel scholarships are available.

This program is the successor of the acclaimed EuroSPARC program, and it is sponsored by the Center For Applied Rationality (CFAR).

Applications for ESPR are now open! Early applications are due on 11:59PM PST, March 1, 2017. To apply, click here

Monday, 6 February 2017

Google Jobs and Internships

Source: Google (via The Straits Times)

Everybody knows Google. Not everybody knows that they've had a presence in Singapore for a while now.

Google might have been here since 2007 but this is the first time the company is actively recruiting for a large number of openings.

They're now hiring an unspecified number of software engineers to fill their first local large engineering team. 

When Google first established their offices here in 2007, it was mostly focused on marketing, sales and business development. The hiring of software engineers marks a change in direction for the company's local offices as it aims to make the Singapore branch into one of its engineering hubs.

Singapore's not alone in being an engineering hub. Google has thus far established three of them; in Hyderabad, Sydney and Mountain View.

Being an engineering hub means that the Singapore team will be doing some heavy lifting work, actively developing new software for Android and as well work with as next generation technology in fields such as mobile data management and commerce. The fruits of their labors will then be used in emerging markets like India and Brazil.

If your dream has always been to work for Google, there's no better time than to now to try to get your foot in the door by checking out Google Singapore's recruitment page.

University APAC Test (to be re-named, "CodeJam Kickstart")
Get ready to solve some coding puzzles! Check out the website here, first round to start in March.  Schedule on the website will be updated mid-Feb.  In the meantime, check out past problems and you can already start practicing!

Full Time Software Engineer (Singapore)
The job posting isn't up yet, but we're happy to collect your resume ahead of time, and we can also alert you when it does post.

Full Time Software Engineer Roles Outside of Singapore
Apply directly through the Google Careers Website

Software Engineering Intern - Singapore or Sydney
Singapore- Apply via form by Feb 3rd
Sydney- Apply directly online by Feb 28nd

UX/UI Intern - Singapore
Posting is not opened yet on the website, so please apply via the form.

Women Techmakers Scholarship (formally known as Anita Borg Scholarship)
Please look out for announcements around March for applications. 
In the meantime, check out the website here.

Hope that you found one or two programs that resonated with your interests.  If at any time you have questions, please reach out to