Monday 16 January 2017

Back to Cambridge

Cambridge University's terms are rather short. There are 3 terms: Michaelmas term (9 weeks), 6-week break, Lent term (9 weeks), 6-week break, Easter term (8 weeks, mainly revisions followed by year-end exams) then 3.5-month break. Effectively, undergraduate students only attend lessons for about 18 weeks in a whole academic year!

Lim Jeck was back home for holiday break, from 4 Dec 2016 to 15 Jan 2017. He will be back again on 19 Mar 2017.

YearFull Michaelmas termFull Lent termEaster dayFull Easter term
2016-17Tue 4 Oct - Fri 2 DecTue 17 Jan - Fri 17 Mar16 AprTue 25 April - Fri 16 Jun

Playing Little Fighter 2.5 Again

8 multiplayers on two PCs (16 hands on two keyboards!)
From left: Hai Hui, Jia Xiang, Jin Tian, Wei Xiong, Lim Jeck, An Yu, Lim Min and Lim Li

Click here for the previous Playing Little Fighter 2.5

Saturday 14 January 2017

Student Exchange at NUS

Lim Min is currently having student exchange at NUS, besides working 3 days a week at Garena for her internship.

She is taking the following 2 modules:
LSM2251 - Ecology and the Environment
This module introduces students to the science of ecology and its role in explaining environmental processes. It covers both the major concepts and their real-world applications. Topics include organisms in their environment, evolution and extinction, life history strategies, models in ecology, population biology, ecological interactions, community ecology, ecological energetics, nutrient cycling and landscape ecology. Lectures will include both global, regional and local examples and concepts are revisited during practials, field trips and project work.

MA4251 - Stochastic Processes II
This module builds on ST3236 and introduces an array of stochastic models with biomedical and other real world applications. Major topics: Poisson process, compound Poisson process, marked Poisson process, point process, epidemic models, continuous time Markov chain, birth and death processes, martingale.

Singapore Chemistry Olympiad 2016 Results

 SChO 2016 Full Results

Thursday 5 January 2017

Singapore Physics Olympiad 2016 Results

SPhO 2016 Results

Invitation to participate in Singapore Physics Olympiad Training for 2017

Singapore will be sending teams of students to compete in the 18th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) on 1 - 9 May 2017 at Yakutsk, Russia and the 48th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) on 16 - 24 July 2017 at Yogyakarta, Indonesia

On the basis of outstanding performance in the 29th Singapore Physics Olympiad (SPhO), the following students are invited to participate in the national training programme for 2017.

The training programme has three phases:
1. Initial training before selection of travelling teams (Jan to Mar)
2. Intensive training for APhO and IPhO travelling teams (Mar to May)
3. Intensive training for IPhO travelling team (May to July)

Students who take up this invitation to participate in the training should be committed to undergo as many phases of the training as necessary.

Tuesday 3 January 2017

Garena Singapore Internship

Lim Min has just started her internship at Garena Singapore.

The internship at Garena Labs will be from Jan to May 2017, 3 days a week, as she still has one more module to clear before her graduation from NTU in Aug 2017. She will start her fulltime job at GIC Singapore from end Aug.

About Garena Labs Internship Programme (information is extracted from Garena's website):

Garena Labs is the company’s R&D department. It consists of a team of highly experienced and talented developers with strong technical capabilities and a keen eye for detail. At Garena Labs, we design and build software to serve over 140 million users across Southeast Asia and Taiwan. We develop innovative products and services that make a real difference in society and continuously challenge ourselves to push new boundaries in entertainment, social, commerce and financial services sectors.

Talented engineers are the driving force for Garena to grow further and the introduction of Garena Labs Internship Program serves to unleash the potential of bright young talents. As such, we are looking for candidates who are exceptionally outstanding, who take coding seriously and understand computer programming as a science.

As a software engineer intern, you will gain first-hand experience working on Garena’s leading platform to enhance user experience. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside top engineers to gain valuable insights on how to build a scalable and high performance software platform. This is a highly rewarding role as your contributions will directly impact the lives of millions of people in the region.

Individuals with outstanding performance will be invited for a full-time position at Garena.

For more information on the various Garena's internship programs, refer to here.

Welfare for Garena's employees - plenty of food supplies (see below) and dinner is catered for anyone working overtime.