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Echo is CSESoc’s own weekly podcast where we, Mehri and Adrian, talk about topics all over the place related to CSE, technology and university life. You can expect us getting live sound bites at our events, picking the brains and getting the advice of highly effective people in industry & academia and discussing current issues in the industry.

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Echo is CSESoc’s own weekly podcast where we, Mehri and Adrian, talk about topics all over the place related to CSE, technology and university life. You can expect us getting live sound bites at our events, picking the brains and getting the advice of highly effective people in industry & academia and discussing current issues in the industry.

    Socials and Studex - Getting to Know CSESoc Ep#5

    Socials and Studex - Getting to Know CSESoc Ep#5

    What’s it like organising some of the biggest events for CSESoc like First Year Camp 🏕️, Pub Crawl 🍻, and Peer Mentoring 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦? How does one teach first years React and JavaScript in a week ⏰ to make a CS Electives review website?


    Come join Caleb and Fiona as they chat (and casually banter) with the Socials and Student Experience Directors of 2021 … 🥁✨ Lachlan, Evan & Giuliana ✨


    Some juicy content 🧃 include:


    Organising the biggest events like camp 🏕️, peer mentoring 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦, and weekly BBQs 🍖♨️🔥🥩🥓

    Working as a team 🤝 to make visions 💭 come to life 🔮✨

    Balancing ⚖️ work 💻, uni 🎓 & a social life 🎉

    The story behind Jebediah Dumptruck & how Lachlan is literally dating a 🔥 HOT 🔥 grill

    And so many more SPICY TAKES!!! 🌶️🌶️🌶️


    Timestamps:


    (0:00) Intro
    (2:12) What does your portfolio do?
    (5:51) Organising the CSESoc Peer Mentoring Program
    (10:45) Behind the Scenes of CSESoc 1st yr camp
    (18:30) Biggest challenges in organising large-scale events
    (21:13) CSESoc Pub Crawl post-reflections
    (25:39) Potential All Years camp?!?!?! 👀👀👀
    (30:32) “Which CSESoc exec are you” Personality Quiz
    (48:44) The actual reason why StuNet was rebranded as Studex
    (52:05) Giuliana’s role as the SecSoc president
    (55:39) Who would you save: CSESoc or SecSoc?
    (57:43) Studex’s vision & its outreach to international students
    (1:00:09) Training subcom to make CSElectives
    (1:03:53) Working with the subcom
    (1:09:10) Working with each other
    (1:13:02) How does introversion/extraversion affect the way events are run?
    (1:15:47) Lachlan: What it’s like studying at 7 different high schools over 4 different countries
    (1:19:05) Evan’s take on balancing uni, work & a social life
    (1:23:05) Hosting sponsored BBQ’s
    (1:24:38) Running the T2 Welcome Back BBQ Event was CHAOS
    (1:32:30) The story of Jebediah Dumptruck
    (1:34:35) Jebediah Dumptruck x Lachlan’s #1 hottest love affair
    (1:37:16) Challenging & rewarding aspects of being a director
    (1:45:44) Advices to your first year selves
    (1:49:38) Final comments & outro


     

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Cybersecurity at Macquarie Group w/ Don Ramos

    Cybersecurity at Macquarie Group w/ Don Ramos

    Come join Natalie and Fiona as they sit down with Don, the Head Engineer of Identity & Access Management at Macquarie group, to discuss the ins and outs of cybersecurity. Featured topics include:


    📌From learning in academia 📚 to the realities of working in industry 🏢👔


    📌The popular trends 📈arising in the future of cybersecurity 📅


    📌How goated it is to work at Macquarie Group 🤩


    📌Technical and soft skills 💻🛠 needed to get you hired, guaranteed 🎯🥇


    📌AND MUCH MORE!!!


     


    Timestamps


    (0:00)  Intro 
    (0:57)  Growing up and working overseas 
    (4:40) Reasons why Don likes cybersecurity 
    (6:41) Security in academia vs industry 
    (9:28) Working in Australia 
    (14:00) Working in Macquarie 
    (18:56) A normal day at work 
    (20:12) Adjusting work life due to COVID-19 
    (23:38) Favourite part of working in cybersecurity 
    (24:27) How to get into cybersecurity 
    (29:10) The future of cybersecurity 
    (30:58) Advice 

    • 26 min
    Game Development at Wargaming w/ Bilal Akil

    Game Development at Wargaming w/ Bilal Akil

    Love playing games? 💻 🕹 Ever thought about making games as a career?📈 ⚙️ Well, Bilal Akil does both!


    In this industry podcast, Rani and Natalie sit down with Bilal Akil to talk about Game Development and his career path to Software Engineer at Wargaming! 🎉


    They discuss:


    University life: undergraduate vs. masters 🔖

    The differences between regular Software Development and Game Development

    What it’s like working in the gaming industry 👾

    Working as a Software Engineer at Wargaming  😎


    Timestamps



    (00:00) Intro
    (01:04) Personal life
    (04:27) University life
    (14:07) Difference in roles
    (23:33) Industry of gaming
    (35:37) Working as a senior software engineer
    (47:10) Recruitment process
    (53:06) Advice


     

    • 56 min
    Startups: Grow With A Business, Not Through One w/ Shannon Scott

    Startups: Grow With A Business, Not Through One w/ Shannon Scott

    Ever wanted to join a startup, but didn’t know where to start? 😅 Ever considered taking on non-engineering roles, but been too afraid to step outside your comfort zone? 🤷🏻‍♀️


    In this industry episode, Mariya and Archit talk to Shannon Scott, Product Director at Australian Fintech 💸 startup ✨ Airwallex! ✨ Previously, Shannon has also worked at Palantir as a Software Engineering Manager.


    They discuss:


    Debunking startup culture, myths, and more

    Using an engineering degree to excel in management 😎

    What it was like working for Palantir 🚀 in its early stages

    The significant early career benefits working at a startup compared to an established company ⚖️

    Advice for keen students and startup enthusiasts

    And more!


    Timestamps


    (1:33) University Life
    (3:46) Working at rapidly-growing startups (Palantir)
    (8:43) Airwallex
    (18:38) Startup Culture 
    (31:23) Transitioning from Engineering to Management Roles
    (42:44) Advice to Students
    (44:43) Outro


     

    • 45 min
    Talking With Lecturers: Sasha Vassar

    Talking With Lecturers: Sasha Vassar

    Mariya and Amanda chat with ✨ Sasha Vassar ✨, CSE lecturer and the new lecturer for COMP1511 Intro to Programming at UNSW! As well as being an experienced computer scientist, Sasha also holds a doctorate 🎓 in Education, so they pick her brain about teaching, learning and computer science.


    They discuss:
     * What it’s like teaching 👩‍🏫 Computer Science as a discipline, 
     * What’s missing 🧐 from the comp curriculum?
     * Her new 🌟 approach to COMP1511, and
     * Advice for how YOU can get the most out of your courses! 🤩


    Timestamps


    (0:46) Life before teaching
    (4:05) Teaching computer science as a discipline
    (11:17) Thoughts on teaching and educational philosophy
    (16:32) COMP1511: goals, expectations and advice
    (25:53) Lecturing higher-year courses, including Human Computer Interaction
    (34:14) Advice and future plans

    • 40 min
    Data Engineering at Canva w/ Nicholas Lambourne

    Data Engineering at Canva w/ Nicholas Lambourne

    Chasing a career in data engineering? 📈⚙️ Wondering if it’s right for you? Or have no idea what data engineering even is? 😅


    In this industry episode, Keith and Amanda sit down with Nicholas Lambourne, a Data Engineer at Canva 😎 and part time UNSW honours student 📚, to discuss his experiences, including:


    The perks and challenges 💎 of working as a data engineer

    Big data, machine learning 🤯 and the future of data engineering 🚀

    The skills YOU need to become a pro data engineer 🤓

    Life in industry and in academia

    Internships, uni, and finding a career direction for yourself 💡

    And more!


    Timestamps


    0:34 What is data engineering?
    6:51 The future of data
    10:37 Daily life as a data engineer
    18:13 Advice on getting started with data engineering
    23:23 Working at Canva
    32:09 Research in quantum computing and speech recognition (40:43)
    49:28 Finding your fit in an internship
    61:31 Degree regrets and picking a life path
    74:52 Final advice


     

    • 1 hr 19 min

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