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Your First Programming Internship/Job

Posted 24 July 2011 - 07:03 PM

In December I'll start looking at internships for next summer. So purely out of curiosity, here are some questions for anyone who feels like answering them:

  • How old were you when you got your first programming internship/job?
  • How much programming experience did you have at that point? (i.e. 3 years)
  • What was your language of choice at the time?

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Re: Your First Programming Internship/Job

Posted 24 July 2011 - 07:15 PM

How old were you when you got your first programming internship/job?
Internship 20
Job 20
How much programming experience did you have at that point?
Internship 10%
Job 11%?
What was your language of choice at the time?
Internship - I was practicing Javascript and Java. :)
Job - would have preferred C# but since I'm starting again with a clean slate I now prefer Java.

Goodluck Brewer! ^^
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Re: Your First Programming Internship/Job

Posted 24 July 2011 - 08:14 PM

How old were you when you got your first programming internship/job?

20 years old, right after my junior year of college.

How much programming experience did you have at that point? (i.e. 3 years)

Just 3 years of university. I only started programming when I started my university degree.

What was your language of choice at the time?

C#
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Re: Your First Programming Internship/Job

Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:01 AM

How old: I was 19 when I got my current job
How much programming experience: To be honest, back then I did not have a lot of programming experience, as I was in my second year of study. I think I just got one year of (basic) programming skills in JAVA.
What language: Well, JAVA was my "first" choice (as we did not have a choice at the university), but I also started programming in C# back then. In addition, I already had some experience in Maple and Matlab, but I do not count them as a programming language (as I was using Maple for on the go calculations and Matlab for scripting)

Well good luck with searching and finding an internship, hope you can find something good ^^
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Re: Your First Programming Internship/Job

Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:05 AM

First internship = 20
Currently I only have 1 year programming experience so far.
My language of choice is C#, which is a big reason why I chose this internship I'm doing now.
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Re: Your First Programming Internship/Job

Posted 25 July 2011 - 03:32 AM

  • How old were you when you got your first programming internship/job?
    I got my first job as a programmer at 18.

  • How much programming experience did you have at that point? (i.e. 3 years)
    I'd been designing websites and obsessively using computers from the age of 11 but I'd only really been programming for just over a year. As for work experience I had absolutely none in the field of IT, my only previous employment at that date was working as a pool lifeguard and occasionally fixing people's PCs and babysitting.

  • What was your language of choice at the time?
    At the time I was learning C++ and it probably still is my favourite language, the job however is mainly web development so I am brushing up on my HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and MySQL as I speak! :D

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Re: Your First Programming Internship/Job

Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:07 PM

How old were you when you got your first programming internship/job?
12 month internship - 20

How much programming experience did you have at that point? (i.e. 3 years)
Roughly 2 years various languages

What was your language of choice at the time?
C#/C++ The internship is C# w/ WPF and SQL
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Re: Your First Programming Internship/Job

Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:29 PM

How old were you when you got your first programming internship/job?
19

How much programming experience did you have at that point?
3 years of study

What was your language of choice at the time?
ASP.NET + C#
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Re: Your First Programming Internship/Job

Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:58 PM

You know, I suppose I really should jump into this list. I've been working with a computer science professor for the past few weeks. I've been programming robots and I've been getting paid for it, so I guess this counts as my first programming job?

Anyway --

How old were you when you got your first programming internship/job? 18
How much programming experience did you have at that point? I had already had a semester of Java before I started and I'd ventured into Python and other various languages/domains, but nothing extravagant.
What was your language of choice at the time? When I started I was partial to Python, but the job used a lot of Java.
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Re: Your First Programming Internship/Job

Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:32 AM

I'm currently doing a paid internship right now. I started early this year and I was and am 17. I had around 4-5 years of programming experience and absolutely no work experience. My language of choice is Clojure and that's what I work with at the company.
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Re: Your First Programming Internship/Job

Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:37 PM

My first programming job was interesting. I was 23, and my mom's coworker's husband offered me a job. He was VP of IT at a relatively small company. I told him I didn't have much experience, and he said we could try a few things to find what I fit in with.

I had a few years of C++ from high school (not very deep), and about two years of Java from college (that I've never finished). I had read an ASP.NET 1.1 book, with VB.NET as the codebehind.

I started working in a cubicle with another guy, going over RPG code on an IBM terminal. Not a terminal emulator, an actual mainframe dumb terminal.

Another issue came up, and I quickly wrote a web application to handle it. Immediately they switched my job description over to web programming, moved me into my own cubicle, and gave me a decent salary.

For the next project, I used C#, and ever since then, I've loved it.
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Re: Your First Programming Internship/Job

Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:59 AM

How old were you when you got your first programming internship/job?
24 (Just got the job)
How much programming experience did you have at that point? (i.e. 3 years)
6 years
What was your language of choice at the time?
C# & XNA

Though I'm now programming in a rare language called KCML for my work at ADP.
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