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How I Got My Job at Nvidia

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wuyanxu 11th June 2010, 10:33 Quote
shame nVidia is in USA, i would love to work in such a place. and able to say i've developed a certain consumer product.

not many large computer based companies in UK, only major ones are ARM and NXP.

the guy in the article still works at nVidia? doesn't seems like it from the article......
Claave 11th June 2010, 10:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
shame nVidia is in USA, i would love to work in such a place. and able to say i've developed a certain consumer product.

not many large computer based companies in UK, only major ones are ARM and NXP.

the guy in the article still works at nVidia? doesn't seems like it from the article......

Of course Lars still works there, why would he not? Oh, and Nvidia has offices all over the world, just like most other large companies.
proxess 11th June 2010, 10:51 Quote
I lawl'd at the GTFO on the wall next to his desk.
uz1_l0v3r 11th June 2010, 11:16 Quote
IT is a great career if you like working with lots of nerdy blokes with poor social skills.
CardJoe 11th June 2010, 11:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by uz1_l0v3r
IT is a great career if you like working with lots of nerdy blokes with poor social skills.

HEY!
DJNOOB 11th June 2010, 11:33 Quote
Yay for Lars. Great guy. I left NVIDIA in April but I got my job at NVIDIA in a very similar manner. What he says is very very true. Stay networked, follow your heart, and dare to dream.
RostokMcSpoons 11th June 2010, 11:34 Quote
The pictures are proof: even holllowed-out volcanoes have cubicles
Kasius 11th June 2010, 11:38 Quote
Interesting read.. Tend to agree, degrees and certifications amount to nothing if the contents not fully understood.

I think it's fair to say having inside contacts will always be a candidates biggest ally but a strong background will normally be enough to get you in the door.
hyperion 11th June 2010, 11:49 Quote
Is he the one that gets game devs to block features on ATI cards?
Claave 11th June 2010, 11:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by rustor
Is he the one that gets game devs to block features on ATI cards?

Oh, not this again... Nvidia didn't disable anything, it merely enabled features for its own cards (AA support in the case of Batman: Arkham Asylum). Can we now move on?
frontline 11th June 2010, 11:58 Quote
gah, the use of 'kick ass' and lots of l33t speak.... Does that mean he is 'down with the kids' or whatever the term is?
wuyanxu 11th June 2010, 12:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Claave
Of course Lars still works there, why would he not? Oh, and Nvidia has offices all over the world, just like most other large companies.
ah, after re-reading. i got confused by this: "After doing this for about six months, there was a re-organization within the company, and I was unfortunately let go as part of that, as the role was being done away with. " sorry.

as far as i know, nVidia, Intel or AMD does not have suitable position for electronic engineers (eg, those who design the chips' controller or datapath) in UK.

good article, hopefully it'll inspire more youngsters take up a career in electronics, it's a fantastic and fascinating topic.
Lizard 11th June 2010, 13:24 Quote
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as far as i know, nVidia, Intel or AMD does not have suitable position for electronic engineers (eg, those who design the chips' controller or datapath) in UK.

This used to be the case, but there is some hope:

When I was up at Intel UK HQ the other week I was surprised to find an electronics design team has been set up there recently, developing new TV tuner/display interfaces.
Redbeaver 11th June 2010, 13:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by uz1_l0v3r
IT is a great career if you like working with lots of nerdy blokes with poor social skills.

too bad i dont think i can show u a photo of my coworkers.... cant say much about development, but services n support are quite eye-catchy and resource management are... "refreshing".
fatty beef 11th June 2010, 14:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by uz1_l0v3r
IT is a great career if you like working with lots of nerdy blokes with poor social skills.

haha, wow, or just to smart for their own good

nice interview thanks for the post
kiwik 11th June 2010, 14:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by uz1_l0v3r
IT is a great career if you like working with lots of nerdy blokes with poor social skills.

too bad i dont think i can show u a photo of my coworkers.... cant say much about development, but services n support are quite eye-catchy and resource management are... "refreshing".

Pics or it didn't happen
djDEATH 11th June 2010, 15:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by uz1_l0v3r
IT is a great career if you like working with lots of nerdy blokes with poor social skills.

i'd love to work with lots of nerdy people with no social skills...

hang on, i DO work with lots of nerdy people with no social skills.

I need to get out more :P
lewchenko 11th June 2010, 15:51 Quote
Great Article.. I'd like to see more editorials like this on Bit-Tech.
thehippoz 11th June 2010, 16:51 Quote
I thought there would just be a picture of knee pads
mrbens 11th June 2010, 17:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by rustor
Is he the one that gets game devs to block features on ATI cards?

haha
knuck 11th June 2010, 21:19 Quote
Good interview :)

When I finish Uni, if ever nVidia is interested in my services I don't think I would hesitate a second to move to California :D

That's a pretty big if however
fev 11th June 2010, 21:58 Quote
would anyone want to hear about the day in a life of a Games buyer?

.....thought not :p
jake9891 12th June 2010, 00:39 Quote
This article really got me motivated into getting to know more about Computer Networks (which is my degree), and not just sticking to the basics we do at uni. I used to be more interested about these things and somehow I lost that interest. This article reminded me about what I really want to do and what I enjoy to do. Thx to Lars and to bit-tech.net for the interview and article :)
Sheiken 12th June 2010, 15:29 Quote
I really like these kind of articles as they provide a window into something I normally wouldnt get an opportunity to see or experience.
And Lars seems like a hard working and dedicated person, he must be a good employee and asset to nvidia!
knuck 12th June 2010, 18:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sheiken
I really like these kind of articles as they provide a window into something I normally wouldnt get an opportunity to see or experience.
And Lars seems like a hard working and dedicated person, he must be a good employee and asset to nvidia!

They also show that it's actually possible to get a job at a cool company. To be honest I always felt like it was impossible for me to work somewhere awesome. That was until I realized one of my college friend got a job as an IT at Ubisoft Montreal and that another friend was also working at Ubisoft as a designer, until he moved to Eidos to work on the textures of Deus Ex 3. I mean, HOW COOL IS THAT ! i WANT TO DO THAT TOO !
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