Emdc winter event 2014(1)

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EMDC Winter Event Presentation

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Emdc winter event 2014(1)

  1. 1. To be, or not to be... in Stockholm
  2. 2. The first step
  3. 3. The summer event
  4. 4. Pre-Tip: Go early in August
  5. 5. Tips for after-vacation life in Stockholm
  6. 6. Tip #1: Live in the same place = International Dinners
  7. 7. Tip #2: Live in the same place=Room Gatherings
  8. 8. Tip #3: Shopping: It doesn't have to be IKEA for everything
  9. 9. ● Bikes ● Phones ● Pianos
  10. 10. Tip #4: Cerveza-beer amigo? #NOT
  11. 11. Tip #5: Have your eyes and ears open for events!
  12. 12. Courses @KTH
  13. 13. Philosophy of Science != Distributed Systems
  14. 14. Tips about Courses ● Advanced Topics in Distributed Systems Yet Another Chord Ring ! ... in case you missed it.
  15. 15. Tips about Courses ● Academic Writing ○ Writing ! ○ Very nice if you are thinking to pursue a PhD.
  16. 16. Tips about Courses ● Implementation of Dist. Sys. == Projects Choose a you will like
  17. 17. Theeeseeeeesssss!!!! FINDING A TOPIC ● Go for it! ● Show enthusiasm and interest! ● When to start searching? ○ Earliest: ASAP! ○ Latest: End of 2014
  18. 18. Finding a supervisor
  19. 19. Finding a thesis topic ● Associated Labs (SICS, INESC, etc) ● Follow-up of project carried in an EMDC subject ● Contact professors ● Contact organizations ● Contact PhD students ● Open Source Projects ● Job fairs
  20. 20. Master Thesis
  21. 21. Tips for the thesis work
  22. 22. Tips for the thesis work ● Organize your (little) time ● Use power tools ○ Google calendar for planning ○ Google docs for notes ○ Zotero for managing references ● Write, write, write! ○ Get used to writing ○ Create a blog/diary to keep track of ideas
  23. 23. Life after EMDC...
  24. 24. Life after EMDC...
  25. 25. Life after EMDC... ● Large demand for reliable, scalable distributed systems ○ Cloud computing ○ Big data ○ P2P and Decentralized ● Where? ○ Global organizations: Spotify, Ericsson, Telefonica ○ PhD (EMJD-DC ...) ○ Research career: SICS, INESC-ID, BSC
  26. 26. Special thanks to: Vasia, Mariano, Paulo, Ioanna and of course...

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