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Rocket Q&A
Weekly live Q&A sessions between Rocket Bootcamp students and software engineers from industry.

Q&A Formats

We have found the following formats helpful for students. Speakers can choose any of the following formats or propose another format.
  1. 1.
    15-min speaker presentation on a project they’ve worked on, 45-min student-led Q&A
    1. 1.
      This helps students understand the work culture and project management at the speaker's companies.
  2. 2.
    30-min speaker mock interviews 1 of our students, 30-min student-led Q&A
    1. 1.
      This helps students understand what the speaker's companies look for in software engineers.
  3. 3.
    60-min student-led Q&A
    1. 1.
      If the speaker has less time to prepare, this option gives more time for students to ask about topics they are interested in.

Sample Student Questions

The following are common questions that students ask.
  1. 1.
    Could you tell us about your journey as a software engineer?
  2. 2.
    What does a normal workday look like for you?
  3. 3.
    How do different companies compare in terms of technical and cultural environment?
  4. 4.
    What do you look for when hiring new software engineers?
  5. 5.
    What is the interview process for entry-level engineers at the companies you've worked at?
  6. 6.
    How do you and your company evaluate engineers' performance on the job?
  7. 7.
    How would you suggest aspiring software engineers best prepare themselves for the job?
  8. 8.
    What are some lessons you've learnt as an engineer that you would share with your younger self?
  9. 9.
    What are the main differences (if any) you've observed between university CS graduates and coding bootcamp graduates and how can both groups improve?
  10. 10.
    How should recent graduates go about their job search for software engineering jobs?

Schedule

The following is a list of upcoming and past Rocket Q&A sessions. Q&A sessions run 12-1pm on Wednesdays unless otherwise stated.
Date
Speaker Name
Speaker Title
6 Oct 2021
​Wil Ng (video)
Head of Technology at Lyte Ventures
1 Oct 2021
​Neuman Vong (video)
Staff Software Engineer at Twitter
22 Sep 2021
​Jit Corn Leow (video)
Software Engineer at 99.co (FTBC1 Graduate)
15 Sep 2021
​Clarence Chio (video)
Co-Founder and CTO at Unit21
8 Sep 2021
​Victor Neo (video)
Director of Engineering at Carousell
1 Sep 2021
​Alvin Ng (video)
Senior Software Engineer at BCG Digital Ventures
25 Aug 2021
​Clarence Chio (video)
Co-Founder and CTO, Unit21
18 Aug 2021
Perry Lim (video)
Software Engineer at Glints
11 Aug 2021
​Aik Siang Ang (video)
Software Engineering Manager at Grab
4 Aug 2021
​Jireh Tan (video)
Data Science Instructor at General Assembly SG
28 Jul 2021
​Aaron Lee (video)
Software Engineer at Open Government Products, Soon-To-Be VP Engineering at Startup
21 Jul 2021
​Clinton Yip (video)
Technical Talent Recruiter at StashAway
14 Jul 2021
​Veri Ferdiansyah (video)
Head of Core Platform at LinkAja
7 Jul 2021
​Alwyn Tan (video)
Software Engineer at Open Government Products
30 Jun 2021
​Yifei Men (video)
Software Engineer at Google
23 Jun 2021
​Aurelia Lim (video)
Software Engineer at Accredify
16 Jun 2021
​Gibson Tang (video)
Engineering Lead at Lenskart
9 Jun 2021
Software Engineer at Binery
2 Jun 2021
Senior Consultant at Ufinity
19 May 2021
​Joel Kek (video)
Software Engineer at GovTech Singapore
12 May 2021
Senior Software Engineer at Endowus
5 May 2021
Technical Consultant at Mission Plus
28 Apr 2021
Founder and CEO at Rocket Academy
31 Mar 2021
Engineering Manager at Xfers
24 Mar 2021
Principal Engineer: Cloud and DevOps at Versent
17 Mar 2021
Co-Founder and Technical Lead at Glints
9 Mar 2021
Lead Engineer at GovTech Singapore, Founder at Engineers.SG
3 Mar 2021
Senior Software Engineer at BCG Digital Ventures
24 Feb 2021
Senior Software Engineer at Google Tensorflow, Founding Engineer at Coursera
17 Feb 2021
CTO at Talenox
10 Feb 2021
Senior Staff Software Engineer at Xendit
3 Feb 2021
Head of Education at Rocket Academy
26 Jan 2021
​Nick Ang (video)
Service Operations Engineering Lead at Smartly.io
19 Jan 2021
Director of Engineering at Xfers
12 Jan 2021
Software Engineer at GovTech

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