Alumni Stories - Caleb Kam Kong Tang

Name: Caleb Kam Kong Tang
Job: Advisory IT Specialist
Employer: IBM China/Hong Kong Ltd.
Degree: BEng Computer Science and Software Engineering 1988

After graduated, I started my career as an in-house system programmer, then an analyst programmer in a Japanese trading firm in Hong Kong.

I migrated to Australia and completed my MBA degree, I joined a software house in Adelaide Australia as an Analyst programmer. Then, I transferred to a consultant firm in Sydney Australia as a consultant. In these jobs, I was mainly in the programming discipline. After returned to Hong Kong again, I joined IBM China/Hong Kong Ltd as an Advisory IT Specialist, a technical support and system administration role.

What is the best thing about what you are doing now?

In supporting the iSeries platform, I expore to a wide variety of technical enquiries and challenges posted by the users in Hong Kong, and other countries. It is demanding, and interesting.

What was the best thing about your time as a student here?

I entered University of Birmingham with a "blank sheet" on computing. This degree allowed me to start a technical career in the industry.

In what way did living and studying in Birmingham live up to your expectations?

To me, it was a tough and demanding course. The lab and assignments kept me busy in the 3 years. But I enjoyed the social life in Griffin Close, the Chinese Society. I miss the wonderful time in those days.