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#21 xylex

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:09 PM

You seem pretty willing to bust your ass for awhile, so to speak.  If I had your opportunity, I'd really consider taking the job at Google while having them pay for most of my degree at Stanford or UC Berkeley or the like.  It'd suck for the 4-5 years you might be doing that, but you could be coming out of that with a degree from one of the top CS schools in the world and several years of experience with one of the top software companies in the world.
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#22 gizmola

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:23 AM

You seem pretty willing to bust your ass for awhile, so to speak.  If I had your opportunity, I'd really consider taking the job at Google while having them pay for most of my degree at Stanford or UC Berkeley or the like.  It'd suck for the 4-5 years you might be doing that, but you could be coming out of that with a degree from one of the top CS schools in the world and several years of experience with one of the top software companies in the world.


Yeah if you wanted to try and get into Stanford, a job working at Google would be highly regarded by the admissions department I would think.  However, the cost of going there is pretty crazy too, although Google might provide decent tuition reimbursement. 

#23 phpSensei

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:54 AM

Gizmola,

You really think if I ask Google they will pay if it ever happened so that i did get accepted to stanford? They seem like they really take care of their employees too.
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#24 xylex

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 04:45 AM

"Tuition reimbursement is up to $12,000 per calendar year." - http://www.google.co.../index.html#bbb

I know, that won't cover tuition, but between that plus financial aid and scholarships, you'd likely be able to go to either school with pretty minimal out of pocket to you.
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#25 gizmola

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:17 PM

Gizmola,

You really think if I ask Google they will pay if it ever happened so that i did get accepted to stanford? They seem like they really take care of their employees too.


Yeah it's a perk that a lot of companies have, as xylex verified for you.  The other thing is, getting into Standford is not easy, but Google has such tight connections to them I'm just speculating that it would be a factor that would help bump you up the list.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:24 PM

That's crazy, good job. How did you do it? Which language? Which architecture? Did you use web services? Beans? Any API? Tell me everything!

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:20 AM

Only just saw this, well done sir!  lets see you take on the world and win too!

As random as spiderwell's comment is, he actually said the right answer:


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#28 isedeasy

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:00 PM

Congratulations!

That is some achievement right there!

Can we see your app that won you the title?
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#29 The Little Guy

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:21 PM

I bet they work looking for someone to work on Google+ ;)
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#30 phpSensei

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 06:54 PM

haha The Little Guy..


@ SpiderWell, thanks and wish me the best.
@ isedeasy, thanks man, they gave us a usb to save our work, and they said they would back it up and mail it. They got the mailing part right, but when i got the USB back everything was missing almost.
@ Dex.. I programmed it mostly using PHP and no other framework, ofcourse other than some JQuery and mostly Javascript...


thanks to everyone else i didn't mention...
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#31 jamesxavier

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 03:44 AM

Congrats for a job well done.:) continue being awesome.. ;D
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#32 radiations3

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 03:44 AM

Congratulations!!!
May you win more competitions...
But hey don't try to beat me if i'll appear in any competition :P.....

DrEaM On dReAm oN DrEaM On !!dReAm!! uNtIl yOuR DrEaMs cOmE TrUe.

#33 phpSensei

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 05:08 PM

Radiation3,

DrEaM On dReAm oN DrEaM On !!dReAm!! uNtIl yOuR DrEaMs cOmE TrUe.

:P
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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:41 PM

You'll win the world championship for sure. ;)

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 12:54 AM

congratulations phpSensei, that's an awesome achievement!

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. ~William Faulkner


#36 phpSensei

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 02:00 AM

Thanks for stopping by and congratulating me guys, you are generous.

I love you guys (all homo yes ) <3
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 07:13 AM

Congrats    :)
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 07:54 PM

I am late with a reply, but let me tell you son, gizmola hit the nail on the head. He always does. College doesn't always make the individual smart. But a degree will always open new doors for you. However, a degree from Stanford in the field of computer science would put you in a class by yourself. With where you are now, your obvious aptitude for this field, your willingness as was said "to bust your ass" for a couple of years....then you can name your own ticket. You will be at the top of the food chain.

Take giz's advice, take the job, first choice Stanford but there are other universities with good computer science programs. You might end up with student loan debt but that will be peanuts compared to the salary you can command. Look what US companies are paying the people they recruit from India because they can't find them in this country.

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#39 j.smith1981

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 04:48 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


They have relaxation rooms lol, or something like that I have heard.

At Pixar, one of the companies I would kill to work at, love animation myself so would kill to work there, although their actual animators work usually on a freelance basis, the staff at Pixar are the people that come up with the storyboard ideas and do the things to pull the whole projects together.

They have Costa Coffee @ their HQ Offices in Emeryville CA and a whole like open hall in the front of the main building, it's amazing!

Such a shame the company I work for their American office is based there, but their moving soon to Chicago (soooo unfair!!)

THATS AWESOME THOUGH VERY WELL DONE!!
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#40 michaelburt

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 06:45 PM

I went to this competition a few years ago! I never placed but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Congratulations!
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