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Attention programmers and/or software engineers

Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:03 AM

Hello,

I am looking for programmers and/or software engineers to communicate with. I am an undergraduate student of computer science (concentration technical programming), and I have some questions I would like to ask. My academic plan is to complete undergraduate college and obtain my B.S. degree in Computer Science, then continue on to graduate school and obtain a M.S. degree in Computer Science. Depending on how everything goes, I may enter into a PhD program after completing my M.S. and focus on a research-oriented career, but as of the present time I am focusing on being a programmer and software engineer/architect. I have a lot of communication issues regarding in-person social interactions (anxiety, aphasia, insufficient body-language interpreting, etc.), and I communicate much better in writing or internet, so being a programmer and software architect will allow me the convenience of working from my home. The questions I have are as follows.

> This is irrelevant, but out of my own curiosity, what is the highest university degree you have obtained? And what field or concentration did you study?

> Do you work at home? Or is your work based in an office/industrial environment with co-workers and supervisor?

> Do you collaborate with other programmers and/or software engineers as in a team, or is your work primarily an individual effort? Or perhaps both?

> What is your average annual salary? (if you don't mind telling me; if you do mind, then please skip this question)

> What kind of programming/coding do you do? What languages? What kind of software?

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Re: Attention programmers and/or software engineers

Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:19 AM

I am myself at uni but you will see that people here might not have a degree and they still kick ass at programming.
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Re: Attention programmers and/or software engineers

Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:30 AM

View Postdarek9576, on 04 January 2011 - 04:19 AM, said:

I am myself at uni but you will see that people here might not have a degree and they still kick ass at programming.


Darek9576, that is why I said the first question is irrelevant. Read the entire post before commenting.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:40 AM

Fair enough. My bad.
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Re: Attention programmers and/or software engineers

Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:53 AM

View PostHyperreal_Logic, on 04 January 2011 - 03:30 AM, said:

View Postdarek9576, on 04 January 2011 - 04:19 AM, said:

I am myself at uni but you will see that people here might not have a degree and they still kick ass at programming.


Darek9576, that is why I said the first question is irrelevant. Read the entire post before commenting.



Really, you're not good with people???

I'm not going to work through your list, but I think working from home is something to aspire to, unless you try doing freelance work right from the start and that may be tough with no history or demonstrable experience. Someone here may prove me wrong, but I think it's pretty rare to graduate school and then land a job that's fine with you working from home. Also, you can expect to graduate with still a hell of a lot to learn, and if you don't play well with others you might have a hard time getting up to speed at any workplace.

Just my thoughts/experience.
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Re: Attention programmers and/or software engineers

Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:14 AM

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This is irrelevant, but out of my own curiosity, what is the highest university degree you have obtained? And what field or concentration did you study?


Well high school but learning my BS on Electronics.

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Do you work at home? Or is your work based in an office/industrial environment with co-workers and supervisor?


At office with co-workers and a supervisor

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Do you collaborate with other programmers and/or software engineers as in a team, or is your work primarily an individual effort? Or perhaps both?


I wish to team up but the firm i currently work dont allow me this :(

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What is your average annual salary? (if you don't mind telling me; if you do mind, then please skip this question)


i feel so under payed :(

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What kind of programming/coding do you do? What languages? What kind of software?

VB.NET, VB6, C#, C++ and my next project is web based so i guess Java or ASP (the only good thing is i can choose on what language to write the programs :) )
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:33 AM

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1) fuck school

2) sometimes from home, sometimes in office

3) collaborate, yeah, of course

4) you don't ask how much a man makes, it's just rude

5) languages? You name it, if I don't know it I'll know it in time for for whatever you need done in it.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:39 AM

on 5) i totally agree with lordofduct
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:08 AM

1. BS in Chemistry.
2. I work at home with my cats.
3. I collaborate rarely. I am primarily provided with individual tasks given my remote location to the rest of my co-workers; collaboration, if necessary, usually occurs at the design phase and the integration phase.
4. Yeah, what they said.
5. I work in whatever is necessary and/or prudent depending on the situation; this includes C++, C, Python, PHP, C#, VB6, SQL, and Javascript generally, on multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac OS X.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:22 PM

1) I have a BS in Computer Science

2) I work in the IT department for a university, so supervisor coworkers etc...

3) Not really, most of our projects are one dev at a time. My supervisor is old-school waterfall method but most of my coworkers prefer the cowboy code-by-the-seat-of-your-pants method. One other coworker and I want to move to a real Agile method (like Scrum), but there's no traction. :(

4) This being my first "real" job, more than I have ever made in my life. :D

5) We're a strictly Microsoft Shop here, C# and ASP.NET. We're the web dev team for the IT department and any other department that doesn't have it's own web staff, so we mostly work on web applications. I'd like to work with some other languages on my own time, but at work I don't have that freedom.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:38 PM

1) High school, some college courses (going for BS in Computer Science and BS in Economics)

2) At my internship, I worked at the office with a couple coworkers, my boss was in and out

3) Some collaboration, mostly doing my own thing. My coworkers and I were all woring on the same project though

4) I agree with lordofduct here.

5) Java, Android, PHP, SQL, Erlang. If I find another language that works well, my boss and coworkers are fine with some exploration.
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Posted 05 January 2011 - 02:44 AM

Why do ppl keep placing SQL as programing language its a freaking database. :D
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Posted 05 January 2011 - 04:15 AM

SQL: Structured Query Language. It's NOT a database; it's the language one uses to manipulate the database.
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Posted 05 January 2011 - 06:16 AM

View PostJackOfAllTrades, on 05 January 2011 - 03:15 AM, said:

SQL: Structured Query Language. It's NOT a database; it's the language one uses to manipulate the database.


Yerp. The name kinda gives it away.
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Posted 05 January 2011 - 07:24 AM

yea but i still dont think its programing language anyway. its Structured Query Language. As JackOfAllTrades say it helps you use the database. its like to tell me that you can program on command prompt

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