UPDATE 10th April 2014: I did a newer, better version of this presentation for SWENUG - Sweden’s .NET User Group - in Linköping earlier this week and it was a blast!! Don’t miss the code samples at GitHub
A month ago I was hacking away on quiz4couples for iOS (wo! secret unveiled just like that!), slinging some Objective-C up and down, right and left, trying to get these weird storyboards, segues and… outlets to work, when to my surprise and wonder I was approached by an Amazon recruiter (○o○). They wanted me to participate in a round of interviews they were going to do here in Sweden for a job in the Kindle team in Seattle.
I had never ever thought of Amazon as a prospective employer but, of course, it was an interesting opportunity so I decided to give it a try and see where things led to, even though I was not even sure I wanted the job. Well… it led to nowhere, hahaha XDDD. It was a very interesting experience though, the Amazon girls and guys were great and I got to take a look at a bunch of tech stuff I have been wanting to rehash for a while but I have never felt I have had the time to: that is, cool computer science stuff such as data structures, algorithms, networking… and other stuff like distributed systems, scalability, databases, design patterns, NoSQL, and… RavenDB.
So just after the interview I got the chance to prepare a presentation around NoSQL and RavenDB for my teammates at Medius, that I will be improving and presenting for Swenug at the end of the month. Don’t freak out with the name of the presentation though, I like to use themes in my talks, as you may have noticed, but in this particular case, I hadn’t the slighlest idea about which theme to use…so I settled for Edgar and his raven.
Some good resources, by the by:
Written by Jaime González García , Dad, Husband, Front-end software engineer, UX designer, amateur pixel artist, tinkerer and master of the arcane arts. You should follow him on Twitter where he shares useful stuff! (and is funny too).Follow @vintharas