CS: Life Beyond the Borders (Episode 6)

Date: 29 August, 2020

Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM (GMT+6)

Venue: Live Broadcast (Youtube), Live Broadcast (Facebook)

Number of Participants: Approximately 11000 (reached  through Facebook and YouTube live)

Organised by: Buet System Analysis, Design and Development Community (BSADD)

IEEE Computer Society BUET Student Branch Chapter

Speaker: Amatus Samiu Binte Awal, Quality Assurance (QA) engineer, Backbase

Md Imran Hasan Hira, Senior Software Engineer, booking.com

Hosts: Khandakar Mushfiqur Rahman and Shashata Sawmya

BSADD and IEEE Computer Society BUET Student Branch Chapter arranged a webinar series titled “CS Life Beyond The Borders”. The purpose of this webinar series was to introduce young computer science students to the various academic and industrial aspects of CS life in many parts of the world. The relevant event is the sixth episode of the series that was about the road to software engineering jobs in Europe.

The webinar started at 9:00 pm, with our hosts introducing the speakers: Amatus Samiu Binte Awal and Md Imran Hasan Hira. Amatus Samiu Binte Awal works as a Quality Assurance (QA) engineer at Backbase – a global fintech software provider with its headquarters located in the Netherlands and the USA. Amatus has developed an immense experience in software testing during the eight years of time that she has been working in this field. Her specializations include agile testing, scrum processes, test designing, and planning, among many others. She completed her bachelors in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from North South University in Bangladesh in 2010. Later she achieved a Masters of Business Administration from NSU in 2015. For almost three years after her bachelor’s, she worked as Test Engineer at Samsung R&D Institute Bangladesh. In late 2015, she moved to the Netherlands and worked as a Test Engineer at CIMSOLUTIONS for almost two years. She then joined Backbase, where she is currently working.

Md Imran Hasan Hira is currently working as a Senior Software Engineer in a high-performance bidding system Team at Booking.com B.V. Before joining Booking.com he worked as a Team Lead at Kona Software Lab Ltd. He also worked in NPD (New product development) and booking payments platform and has worked in the Payments Industry for quite a long period. While working at Kona Software Lab Ltd. he worked with cryptographically secure mobile payment solutions and payment servers. Aside from immediate career responsibilities he likes to spend time building the Software Engineering community. He completed his bachelor’s in CSE from BUET in 2013.

The webinar mainly focused on the software industry of Europe and how to build a career in this field there.

Live Stream Link: https://www.facebook.com/1445113108841549/videos/375693226776801