So, I’ve got 200 words to write this blog, being so, I’m going to keep this short and simple. My name is Vardan, and I’ve been privileged enough to work as a Junior Integration developer at RBC - it sounds quite impressive, but what really is it that I do? This being said, I’m going to take you on a trip through a typical day.
7 a.m. - Wake up
7:30 a.m. - GO train downtown - Waterpark Palace is attached to Union Station so it's quite convenient
8:45 a.m. - Arrive to work - I grab a snack from the amazing food court before heading up
9 a.m. - Login to the PC, and write a status update about my plans for the day, and what I’m working on. RBC is big on working out loud, and it’s environment really fosters open communication.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Usually working on creating code, and running it to check for bugs. My particular task this month was to create data activity streams that brings information from outside to one local area, and can be filtered - focusing more heavily on RSS feeds, and emails. I also get a one hour lunch period here.
5 p.m. - Leave work
I also get the opportunity to attend quite a few interesting conferences, the most recent being a talk about biometrics and their implementation in the finance industry. Moreover, downtown Toronto is a hub of great technical innovations, so if there’s something going on, I will usually check in.