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What do you want to do with your skills?

Posted 23 October 2010 - 03:06 PM

Hey All,
I am a business student trying to learn more about web programming. As I have worked on a couple different web-based projects, I have become very fascinated with this world that I know very little about, and have even registered for a beginners level java programming class.

As a business student, I have always had the dream of starting my own company and hitting it rich. However, in my limited experience working with individuals in computer science fields, I have noticed that many of these people have a very different mindset than myself.

With that being said, I am just curious about how you guys and girls want to use your tangible, very much desired skills?

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Re: What do you want to do with your skills?

Posted 23 October 2010 - 06:01 PM

I have always been fascinated with computers. I currently have an informal business fixing computers. Basically, I fix computers but it's like a freelance type of thing so no annual fee for a business license. I'm also a college sophomore majoring in computer science. I have 2 programming internships and work part-time for Microsoft as a Microsoft Student Partner....so that's how I'm currently using my "much desired skills"....as for the future I'm hoping to get a job with the DoD.
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Re: What do you want to do with your skills?

Posted 23 October 2010 - 06:20 PM

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I have always been fascinated with computers. I currently have an informal business fixing computers. Basically, I fix computers but it's like a freelance type of thing so no annual fee for a business license. I'm also a college sophomore majoring in computer science. I have 2 programming internships and work part-time for Microsoft as a Microsoft Student Partner....so that's how I'm currently using my "much desired skills"....as for the future I'm hoping to get a job with the DoD.


Working for the DoD would be very cool! Where do you go to school?
I just graduated from Suffolk University in Boston
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 06:32 PM

I'm currently at a Snead State Community College but will be transferring to the University of Alabama in Huntsville next Fall...Huntsville (Rocket City) hahaha
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 06:42 PM

View PostRandomlyKnighted, on 23 October 2010 - 07:01 PM, said:

I fix computers but it's like a freelance type of thing so no annual fee for a business license.

Your flag shows the United States, so I'll play dumb : What state requires a license to fix computers?
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 06:54 PM

Well people in my area have a hard time trusting a 19 year old to fix their computer so I tend to say I own a business called Hughes Enterprises....for some reason they believe that more...but yeah I can't say that I own a business too much cause then the county will make me get a business license



By the way, it's Alabama.
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 07:02 PM

Most likely you don't need a license. I've never heard of such a thing.

All you have to do is file an LLC form with your state (Alabama), & pay your sales & income taxes. Kablam, you are a business.

wow, your state filling fee is only $40. Mine for Ohio was $125!
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 07:14 PM

Sweet! I'll have to do that in January when I get my Pell Grant check! haha what better way to pay for your business expenses than with government money :bananaman:
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 07:59 PM

View PostYoungENT, on 23 October 2010 - 02:06 PM, said:

Hey All,
I am a business student trying to learn more about web programming. As I have worked on a couple different web-based projects, I have become very fascinated with this world that I know very little about, and have even registered for a beginners level java programming class.

As a business student, I have always had the dream of starting my own company and hitting it rich. However, in my limited experience working with individuals in computer science fields, I have noticed that many of these people have a very different mindset than myself.

With that being said, I am just curious about how you guys and girls want to use your tangible, very much desired skills?


Java probably isn't the best if you're trying to tackle web base stuff...
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Re: What do you want to do with your skills?

Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:38 AM

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View PostYoungENT, on 23 October 2010 - 02:06 PM, said:

Hey All,
I am a business student trying to learn more about web programming. As I have worked on a couple different web-based projects, I have become very fascinated with this world that I know very little about, and have even registered for a beginners level java programming class.

As a business student, I have always had the dream of starting my own company and hitting it rich. However, in my limited experience working with individuals in computer science fields, I have noticed that many of these people have a very different mindset than myself.

With that being said, I am just curious about how you guys and girls want to use your tangible, very much desired skills?


Java probably isn't the best if you're trying to tackle web base stuff...


Thanks. What would you recommend instead?
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Re: What do you want to do with your skills?

Posted 24 October 2010 - 03:24 PM

I like to use ASP.NET with C#...that's just my opinion tho.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:07 PM

I agree with the person above me ^
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Re: What do you want to do with your skills?

Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:47 PM

View PostYoungENT, on 24 October 2010 - 07:38 AM, said:

Thanks. What would you recommend instead?


As others have pointed out, start with HTML and CSS. From there pick up Javascript and then go to PHP. You'll want to pick up other stuff along the way like XML, JSON, Ajax, jQuery, etc... But those come later.
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