Friday Hacks #35, Nov 9

This week we have Quora, a Silicon Valley startup, coming to NUS for recruitment purposes, and Winston Teo from {new context} on Software Engineering as a career choice.

To sign up for this talk, and to apply for job opportunities at Quora, please register at this link: Seats are limited!

Date/Time: Friday, November 9 at 7.00pm Venue: SR3 (Level 2), School of Computing, National University of Singapore. Map: Venue changed to LT19, COM2, National University of Singapore. Map: Food is served after the talks.

Job opportunities Quora is hiring for full-time and internship positions in the US, especially for software engineering and product design roles. If you’re interested in opportunities at Quora, do submit your application at and definitely drop by for the talk! You can also direct any questions to

Talk 1: Engineering at Quora: Building a Real-Time Platform with LiveNode and Webnode (Hongping Lim, Kah Hong Tay, Quora)

Hongping Lim, Software Engineer and Kah Hong Tay, Product Designer– will be talking about Quora’s technology stack and engineering challenges.

About Quora Quora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited and organized by everyone who uses it. The company’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge, and was founded in 2009. Adam D’Angelo, the former CTO of Facebook, is founder and CEO.

Talk 2: Software Engineering 6501 (Winston Teo, New Context)

Talk Description: Do you want to be a Software engineer? Software Engineering is not only about programming languages, algorithms, networks and databases. It’s about creating value, getting things done, and constant communication. I’ll be talking about why someone should become a software engineer and what I think it takes to be a good software engineer. Nothing technical, but you’ll not learn this from lectures and tutorials.

Speaker Profile: Winston is an Alumni of NUS School of Computing, class of 2006. He started his career in IBM as a database administrator but soon realized that he loves web development a little bit more. He made the switch to become a Web Ninja at in 2008 and has not looked back since. Currently a software engineer with New Context, he has helped build applications such as and To him, software engineering is more Art than Science, and he derives immense pleasure from building products that people need.


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