Bangla Tech Talk
Bangla Tech Talk
Sep 11, 2020
004 - Machine Learning In the Software Industry of Bangladesh - Zobayer Hasan (Solutions Architect, TigerIT Bangladesh Ltd)
Play • 1 hr 35 min

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

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