This week I signed a contract with Readify! so in a couple of months I will move out to Australia and start working along with some of the most talented developers on earth!! I’m so excited about this move. There is a lot of promising facts and policies they have out there like Professional Development Program, hiring form the top 5% of developers in the world, a big number of MVP’s are around and a wide range of project areas that they cover.
Anyway I hope to achieve those goals now: growing technically by involving in their community, Professional Development Program and involving in projects. Also working in a more productivity-help environment that I actually don’t find in Egypt right now. I hope things will be better in Egypt in future but now I looking forward to escape for a while seeking more relaxed environment.
Their recruitment process was fantastic, I liked working on their puzzles (actually I don’t know why they called it puzzles…what I did was not looking like a puzzle to me) And I loved their HR interview, it was so friendly. I don’t think I did well in the technical interview (well I think it was good enough to allow me to join as a developer) but I liked the debugging test – a test of live debugging some very buggy piece of code 🙂 – and I think I did well in it. I loved the personality test Idea far more better that traditional painful IQ tests (thank God they don’t do IQ tests outside of Egypt I guess). Also I loved meeting with Faith Rees, acting State Manager of Victoria she was so friendly and understanding.
I will join Melbourne team I think its a wonderful city. A couple of Egyptians I know who lives in different cities envy me for it but they told me its very cold in winter…however I’m not a hot/sunny fan so lets see 🙂