The post contains only my experience of interview as I know I signed NDA with them. And sticking to NDA terms I only went over my part of interview and experience.
Anyway, my interview started exactly at scheduled time. My interview was taken by senior developers/Leads from London on Video Call.
This was my first experience of giving interview on Video Call, I was little nervous about what if I do not get to understand the british accent, but as the guys started I soon got an idea everything is good and I can understand. Moreover these guys even pronounced my name right, which has never happened with me while I lived in Canada, where most of the guys pronounced my name putting more emphasis on "a" so that's when my name san came to existence which was easy enough for everyone to pronounce.
And then, I gave them the link of my website that had my showreel , they had a look at my showreel and when I explained functioning of each and every tool to them.
This was the first time I am showing my reel to someone in-front of myself (and that too through my own website because I couldn't remember the ### after vimeo.com/)
This was also the first time I had to show my reel to someone on request for the purpose it is made for, and it was an overwhelming experience, specially when I went on explaining and answering their questions about the tools I had in my reel.
While I was about to give my link of my reel, Barish (Sr. Pipeline Developer) walked in, since I wasn't introduced to him, Hennis went on to introduce me to him, at that moment I didn't knew he is the same guy who I sent a linkedin invitation a day before, but came to know just next day; i.e. today morning when he accepted he my invite on linkedin. From his profile I found he is very talented guy, Although I had seen his blog few months back I didn't knew I am going to meet that guy.
His presence at that time was very convincing to me.
I guess when I first mentioned about what my PyQt standalone application does, it seemed they understood me wrong, but while I was showing my reel I went over and explained it. And thankfully they understood.
Then came the time when the asked me what I have done in my past industrial experience. So questions kept on coming and I kept on answering mostly handling each and every questions. I know some of my answers were not up to the mark since I do not have experience of doing precisely what I have done in the past. At the end they asked me what is my ambition, clearly in my resume I have some deviation from being a programmer to VFX compositing and now turning back to programming it the question is more than obvious. So I came up with straight from my heart, I want to become a hardcore programmer. And then there was a laughter what according to me is a hardcore programmer, I continued by giving an example of maya node based interface for particles did by Tim whither and mentioned name of Justin Israel or Chad Vernon, that these are the guys I want to be like, So the gave me a clear vision of what I will be doing(or at least a hint if I didn't got it). My interview with them on video call went for more than 45 min I guess. And then I went on the second round of questions from HR, and later I went on interview with the MD, who is very impressive personality; He noticed the deviation in my career too looking at my resume. His one question was straight out that "How technical I am" which I didn't had straight answer though I tried to put my best by explaining the ability to ready code like reading English book. I am sure he wouldn't have had that question if I didn't had the deviation in my career path. So the whole interview took more than an hour. It was a wonderful experience getting to meet people and the interview.
After leaving MPC I went to meet Indian friends I met in Canada who now work at DDU in Navigator building.