True Story :)

Discussion in 'Programming & Software Development' started by @rt, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Foliage

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    So did you end up getting anything out of this RT?

    Also are you moving up in the world from a forklift driver? (I bloody hope so)
     
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    Long story, but I recently lost that job!
    It was with a truck company, in their warehouse,
    I have back issues, and there's no escaping lifting heavy parts.

    So it's full time (unpaid) app developer at the moment!! :D
     
  3. Wolfje

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    Hey rt, I think this bloke here has your next job. :p
     
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    Already tried that one, read back a bit :D
     
  5. Foliage

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    Did anything come of your idea in the end?

    Awesome, I hope you do well!
     
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    Haha I did read your employ me post, didn't really notice anything after it though. I seriously hope that you do get a job in this line of work. I'd love to be able to to the shit you do, that's talent.

    Actually, I should get back to my microelectrics. Not going to become good at it sitting on my arse doing fuck all thinking about it I suppose.
     
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    Appreciate the compliment, but it was my understanding that you ARE doing that shit?

    Most definitely, but it went with me, especially since it runs on iOS.
    I demonstrated to the bigwigs with an iPad (big hour long presentation and all),
    then in practice, actually ran the report with my iPhone running the same program.

    It ticked me off that I did it in my own time (about four hours for the crux of it),
    Then someone did the same thing with a desktop that took a number of weeks
    on company time.
    Then also stuffed it up a couple of times :D
    I was still there for this.

    Why am I always doing projects that require the end result be free to the user?

    This time I have the world's first license to distribute Kickstart ROM in
    order to create a legitimate genuine Amiga emulation for iOS.
    There is one Amiga in there currently, but it is not authorised,
    and I don't know how it's lasted without anyone asking the question.

    In any case, I'm about to shit on it :D
     
  8. Wolfje

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    Learning. Nowhere near your level though. :thumbup:
     
  9. HumbleBum

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    @rt where are you based? City?
     
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    Ipswich, Qld.
     
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    Well I applied for a job at Apple to do with evaluating map data.
    I hope that my GPS app in their App Store will appeal to them.
    I should have lied about the Bachelors degree in the application,
    as I fear I will be filtered by software before a Human sees it.

    It is a relisting of a job I applied for the first time round,
    with a slightly different title (same job though).
    I didn't hear anything back the first time when I was still working.

    I want it real bad, just as I did the first time.
     
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    Seriously, get their phone number and call them.

    Find out who runs / works in the department that is hiring and try to get directly through to them (avoid HR as politely and firmly as you can).

    Good luck :)
     
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    I'm not sure that is so easy with Apple.
    It's hard enough reaching them on services that are supposed to be manned,
    such as app review/support. I am bold enough tho!
     
  14. Foliage

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    Find someone on a forum who works for them and convince them you are worth vouching for. I've had mates working at google ask for helping recruiting people all the time, the people asking aren't amazing and the people that they end up recruiting are even less amazing.

    You need a foot in the door and you should be spending every working hour of your day trying to find it, you are obviously capable and even more obviously more motivated than the average joe.

    Don't be a shit kicker and go and get yourself a job worthy of your skills!
     
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    I don't know anybody who works for them.
    I don't think they are allowed to identify that they work for Apple on forums,
    at least it occurs to me that way, or I really think I would know someone.

    It is a bit disappointing that the job was re-listed, so I see no reason I would
    be considered the second time.
    It was only a couple of mths ago, and I haven't got anything to add to my resume,
    other than that a free design I gave up to the public was stolen, and made into a commercial product :D
     
  16. Foliage

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    There is more than one job out there, most the good ones aren't ever advertised.
     

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