Zobayer Hasan was one of the top competitive programmers from the University of Dhaka. He is still a very active member of the programming contest community in Bangladesh. From his undergrad days, he is actively working with the community to spread competitive problem solving and programming education in Bangladesh. He is currently working as a Solutions Architect at TigerIT Bangladesh Ltd, where a big part of his responsibilities includes leading projects heavily dependent on machine learning and data science.
In this episode, we talked about machine learning practices and career opportunities in the software industry of Bangladesh. We also briefly discussed his programming contest days, recruiting experiences, and life beyond the tech.
An outline of this episode this provided below to help navigate the conversation.
00:00 - Intro
03:30 - Beginning of Programming
09:24 - Expansion of Programming in Bangladesh
15:19 - The days of programming contests (A beautiful problem)
19:51 - Traditional Programming to Machine Learning
24:12 - Career in Machine Learning after Undergrad
27:27 - Importance of academic knowledge for ML engineers
34:46 - Debugging a Machine Learning Model
43:04 - Machine learning in NID project
46:08 - Homegrown Machine Learning of Tiger IT
54:30 - Career opportunity as an ML engineer in Bangladesh
55:36 - How the recruiter judges a candidate
01:17:12 - Life beyond technology
01:24:13 - Future of machine learning in Software Development--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/banglatechtalk/message
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