July 04, 2019

GeeksBlabla MSS With Google Engineer Sghiouar Abdelfettah

In this episode of GeeksBlabla MSS, we welcome Sghiouar Abdelfettah: Google Engineer at Google, to talk about his journey in IT field

Guests

Abdelfettah Sghiouar

Notes

00:00 - Welcoming guests and what is MSS?

00:01 - Who is Abdelfettah Sghiouar?

00:03 - Your first contact with IT/Technical field

00:09 - What was your branch in Baccalaureate diploma

00:12 - Why did you choose "ISTA" after your Baccalaureate diploma?

00:17 - Why did you choose to do two diplomas in "ISTA"? one in "IT Development" and the other in "Corporate Microelectronics and Telecommunications"

00:23 - Why did you refuse a technician position in the "The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs"?

00:27 - What push you to be engaged in the IT community?

00:28 - When did you decide to start sharing your knowledge?

00:30 - Working life before Google

00:34 - I have a Bac+2/Bac+3 diploma, should I start a career or complete my studies?

00:36 - Did you need your diploma (especially master's degree) at any time in your life?

00:37 - Where did you work before Google?

00:41 - How do you manage to be polyvalent in your job?

00:46 - How was your first contact with Google?

00:52 - What's important in an interview with Google? and how can we apply to the same job?

00:57 - Does Google requires a high level of English?

00:59 - A job at Google, is it something impossible, or it only needs some hard work?

01:03 - Why did you choose a startup (the company before Google) with a low salary and high challenges, against a multinational company with all the benefits that it offers?

01:08 - For a software engineer role, is having a deep knowledge about a programming language is a must? since most companies in morocco focus on knowing a lot of technologies & tools instead of concepts and theoretical stuff.

01:11 - Why joining Google in the USA is harder than joining Google in Europe?

01:16 - Do we need a background in Mathematics in order to learn Algorithms and Data structures?

01:20 - How can I improve my skills to become apt for a job like a software engineer?

01:25 - How do you spend your day as an Engineer at Google

01:29 - What are your objectives?

01:32 - Why did Youtube suddenly release a new policy that bans hacking education videos from being posted on the platform?

01:33 - If you're able to go back to the past, what would you change?

01:36 - Any pieces of advice for people who want to follow the same path?

01:37 - Does robotics exist inside of Google?

01:39 - GoLang VS Rust

01:40 - How is Knative doing in the market?

01:41 - What is Devoxx?

01:45 - Wrap up and goodbye!

Links

Career At Google

Glassdoor

Cracking the coding interview Book

HashCode Contest by Google

LeetCode

MCPC Contest

Google Blog

Prepared and Presented by

Mohammed Aboullaite

Soufian El Foukahi