Kista Arbetsmarknadsdag – Basefarm Competition winner

For those of you who came to our stand at KTH earlier in the week you may have noticed (and entered) our competition to win some very cool wireless headphone by guessing the Basefarm bandwidth we serve from our Stockholm data center.

As with all such calculations there are slightly different ways to calculate it depending on how often your sample size is and what period you average over and things like that, but the network team tell me that the correct answer is 546 Gbps (averaged on a daily basis over the year).

The lucky winner was Jennie Johansson (who guessed closest with 500), so watch out for her wearing her nice new headphones in coming days. The prize is in the post Jennie.

Follow up to Kista Arbetsmarknadsdag

As we mentioned earlier this week several Basefarm employees were onsite at the Kista Arbetsmarknadsdag yesterday speaking about careers in the IT sector. It was a really enjoyable day and we met some really interesting and intelligent people. We took away a good number of CVs and applications but we’d still like to receive more.

As a reminder if you want to apply through the website you can see the official list of open positions here (only in Swedish)

and you can see the referral address of applications on this page:

Please note that you must send to the

mail address to be considered for roles in Sweden.

The list of available roles does not officially mention internships and the like but as I explained to many of the attendees yesterday we do actively offer these type of positions and in fact we have an intern in the windows group at the moment in Stockholm, who we met at another careers day back in 2011. If you are interested in this type of position you should send in an application to the above address telling us what you are after.

We will aim to respond to all applications and CVs received, but please bear with us as we received quite a few and please don’t be disappointed if we can’t take you on, as we do have a limited number of positions available. Whatever happens I hope that our conversations were of interest and use to everyone, and good luck with your career searches. I hope to meet some of you again at the next stage of the process in the future 🙂

Compete with Basefarm on KAM 2012: Win headphones from Beats by dr. dre!

This Wednesday representatives from Basefarm will attend the career day Kista arbetsmarknadsdag (KAM) in Stockholm. We will arrange a competition in our booth where you studentens can compete to win awesome beatspro headphones from Beats by dr. dre. Come by our booth to find out how to win them! Wonder how you can find us? Just listen to the music and you will see us in our Basefarm t-shirts. We have created a playlist on Spotify that will be played in the booth. If you want to listen to the playlist already today, the playlist is called Musik@Basefarm.

My colleague Graham has previously written that he will hold a lecture on KAM about career opportunities in the IT-industry. The lecture starts at 2.30 PM, so be sure to attend the lecture if you want tips and advice in your career.

See you on Wednesday!

Basefarm will be at Kista Arbetsmarknadsdag next week – come and meet us

A selection of Basefarm employees will be at Kista Arbetsmarknadsdag next week on 28th March. Details are here:

We’ll be on the conference floor all day available to chat, but also myself and another colleague will be doing a talk about IT career development at 1430.

We regularly try to take on graduates for both internships and full time employment (in fact we have an intern working in the windows group currently who joined as a result of the talk that myself and Andreas did last year at KYH in Stockholm), so if you’re interested in seeing what we’ve got to say, please do pop along and say hello.