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#1 phpSensei

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:12 PM

Hello everyone,

I came back a few weeks ago from the Technological Skills Competition after a greuling 2 days of competing. The competition is 2 million students (high school/university) competiting in a technological skill to see who is the best in the country. My competition was in Website Development, we had to create a website similiar to facebook in 2 days and I was the only person who managed to finish scoring overall the highest from University and High School. The competition was any language you want to use, and I had the advantage here because some people were more design oriented then scripting php. I have under my belt 11 languages so I felt very confident at first until I met this girl who knew just as much as I did haha. It was an amazing experience, and next year I am heading off to the WORLD competition. I am 19 years of age and my father was also a programmer for Microsoft not too long ago, so he was mainly my inspiration for getting into the world of coding.

Heres the video of me receiving GOLD and my mom gave me a hug.



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I will be going to google california next year in which I was offered a job.

Competition Information:
http://www.worldskills.org/
http://www.skillscanada.com/



Just wanted to say thank you to every single person on this forum, if it wasn't for your help when I just began php as a young nooblet wandering this amazing language, you guys gave me a helping hand and guided me towards the right path. Thank you
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#2 Philip

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:25 PM

Congrats :intoxicated: (if you're of legal age)!

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:52 PM

Awesome, congrats on your achievement.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:53 PM

Congratulations, that is quite an achievement. I wish you luck on the world championship.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:02 PM

thank you, without you guys i would be nowhere.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:54 PM

Wow, that's awesome. Congrats!

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 10:59 AM

That's awesome. Congrats on everything man. Good luck at the world event.
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:18 AM

Well done

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:26 AM

Congratz

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:39 AM

Wow, that is a hardcore achievement.. Congratulations and best of luck to you against the world.
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#11 phpSensei

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 02:18 PM

Thank you very much again guys, really means alot coming from the staff.
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:12 PM

That is a truly amazing accomplishment -- how did you score a job with the big G?
Seriously... if people don't start reading this before posting, I'm going to consider not answering at all.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:37 PM

Mad! Never knew they had competitions like this... Then again they have competitions for everything! Awesome stuff, good luck to you in the future! :)
Good luck with your coding.
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#14 phpSensei

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:51 PM

That is a truly amazing accomplishment -- how did you score a job with the big G?


Well there was all sorts of scouts and companies at the competition. There was famous chefs, construction workers and other people from all around, some from TV... The point of the competition is to seek out talent.. who is the best in their respective field. Apparently there were programmers from Google in Toronto and they said they were amazed at my work, since I was actually the only one to build a social network website under 12 hours using OOP and no other frameworks... The competition was divided into 2 days actually, 6 hours each day non stop..

The judges didn't know how to judge my work because I used a completely different paradigm than everyone else. They were expecting Precedural coding nicely laid out for them, they kind of hated afterwards trying to decipher everything.

I also received a letter which i can scan for you guys from the Ministre of Colleges and Universities with a letter of recommendation to any college/uni of my choice. I competed at Waterloo university, the top University in the world for computer science, so Instead of working for Google i think i face my direction towards a degree...

Funny thing is, I received an award for Excellence in Academics while I was a 50% student my entire life even barely passed to graduate.

Buts all thanks to you guys, if i was google, I would hire the entire PHPfreaks Staff, you guys are light years ahead me!
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:12 AM

Buts all thanks to you guys, if i was google, I would hire the entire PHPfreaks Staff, you guys are light years ahead me!

if only... :P

#16 phpSensei

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:17 AM

Buts all thanks to you guys, if i was google, I would hire the entire PHPfreaks Staff, you guys are light years ahead me!

if only... :P


Haha..

KingFillip... Leading programmer for Google..
PHPsensei ... CEO


Sensei: KINGFILLIP MAKE ME SAMMWICH!!
KingFillip: NO U!
Sensei: Your fired.. GTFO!!!

I think we would be too busy on the medicine balls ahah..
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:22 AM

Every time I hear the words "light years" I think of this Big Bang quote:

Penny: I'm guessing he's not looking for a fling. He's the kind of guy who gets into a relationship for, I don't know, like you would say lightyears.

Sheldon: I would not say that. No one would say that. A lightyear is a unit of distance, not time. You see, people hear the word 'year' and they think of duration. Footpound has the same problem, that's a unit of work not of weight... It's common mistake.


I wish I could work at Google, only because their offices look simply amazing. :D
Good luck with your coding.
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:36 AM


Meh.. They pretty much never want you to leave, but hey who wants to right? I rather make Google than work for Google, I have big plans and dreams I want to get to if God wills, as we say in my language "InshAllah"..
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:58 PM


That is a truly amazing accomplishment -- how did you score a job with the big G?



I also received a letter which i can scan for you guys from the Ministre of Colleges and Universities with a letter of recommendation to any college/uni of my choice. I competed at Waterloo university, the top University in the world for computer science, so Instead of working for Google i think i face my direction towards a degree...

Funny thing is, I received an award for Excellence in Academics while I was a 50% student my entire life even barely passed to graduate.

Buts all thanks to you guys, if i was google, I would hire the entire PHPfreaks Staff, you guys are light years ahead me!


Wow this is a tough decision.  On one hand U. of Waterloo for comp sci would be an amazing experience.  I still remember using Waterloo Pascal in  my undergrad days.  On the other hand, Google is pretty much at the forefront of scalable computing.  Not to mention that you will be getting paid.  I would have to seriously consider working for Google, as you can always go back to academia, but it's only so often that what is considered the top tech company in the world comes calling job in hand.  Also, assuming you will be in the SF Bay area, that's a great place to work and live for someone young.  I worked for some computer companies back in the day, and it was an incredible place to work and live.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 05:12 PM

Congrats Dude!

Have fun at Google ;D
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