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  1. In Topic: Does it matters what college you attend for CS?

    Posted 19 Sep 2014

    Your Github profile is far more valuable than much of anything you're going to get out of College as far as employers are concerned. I spent vast amounts of time reading and studying tech in High School and on into College, committing into open source projects whenever I got a chance. My school was also not known for CS, and insists on teaching RPG and COBOL for some asinine reason.

    The one thing I really wish I would have gotten out of College were connections. The best you could get from my school were maybe second-hand mentions to local employers in companies with no technological vision to save their lives. No, if you wanted to get anywhere in the world it was all on you to manage it. Looking back I probably should have invested a bit more into a better College, if only for the connections.

    That being said, you'll go as far as you want to as long as you're willing to fight for it. I got from small town Missouri to San Francisco in a bit under 2 years outside of College, and I have no problems keeping up out here. Then again I have no illusions that I could have managed without the amount of time I spent experimenting. What got me my current job was my GitHub account, and past experience that was posted on LinkedIn. Currently I work DevOps on the PS4 team, and it's bloody hard to tell who's working and who's screwing around.

    Nowadays it's not unusual to hear from recruiters from Twitter, Google, Apple, or anywhere else of that sort. If you have the passion to make it in and keep running, you're in for a ride. Make sure this is what you love, because otherwise it's a hard road.

    Take it from a guy who clawed his way up there, it can happen, but you want to avoid as much of that climb as you can. Get connections, look for internships, go out into the tech community whenever possible, join IRC, get on GitHub, write a blog, and remember that you have to go out and make things happen.

    Best of luck.
  2. In Topic: Offered a Job in Boston and Pittsburgh, where is the better market?

    Posted 18 Sep 2014

    View Postxclite, on 18 September 2014 - 08:28 PM, said:

    The cost of living in Boston is insane, and the housing market is a shitshow.

    You should try San Francisco some time then.
  3. In Topic: Do programmers really work 80 hrs per week?

    Posted 18 Sep 2014

    View Postleibniz76, on 14 September 2014 - 10:44 PM, said:

    View Postdepricated, on 14 September 2014 - 08:40 AM, said:

    it's just another aspect of that fucked up American work culture that encourages employees to see their vacation and personal time as a bad thing and take pride in and brag about how much overtime they work (in this case usually for free, since programming jobs tend to be salaried).

    If you don't work hard, there is someone in India who will.

    Yes, and do it exponentially worse while taking double the time. I've met smart ones, but they are far and outweighed unfortunately.

    Working 'harder' is stupid. There have been far more than enough studies to prove that under 40 hours is the optimal workweek for productivity, and enough threads on Hacker News of burnouts who insisted that it was false.
  4. In Topic: I feel so lost..

    Posted 16 Sep 2014

    View Postjon.kiparsky, on 16 September 2014 - 10:20 PM, said:

    Oh, that advice was for the student. I'm pretty sure you've got the capacity to make your own decisions. :)/>

    Agreed, for most students Linux is perfectly fine. Me, I just tend to very quickly hit glass ceilings.
  5. In Topic: Full Stack Engineer

    Posted 16 Sep 2014

    Too late.

My Information

Member Title:
Pragmatism over Dogma
24 years old
June 22, 1990
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Brandon Weaver
Years Programming:
Programming Languages:
Ruby, Javascript, Elixir, BASH, Haskell, Common Lisp, Scala, Clojure, C#, Perl, Python, and way too many others to reconcile with.

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Website URL  http://www.baweaver.com
Skype  keystonelemur


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    25 Mar 2014 - 00:45
    Hey are you the same lemur who used to be around the Computer Help Forums? I haven't been there since forever, but I saw your username and it looked familiar.
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    ric1989 Icon

    08 Mar 2014 - 07:56
    im a college student studying asp.net, html, css, java, and unity. Im pursuing a bachelor in computer science
    I wanted to know exactly what it takes to become a front-end web developer?
    How do i make an online portfolio?
    I've made simple html database page
    as class project.
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    mimimintan Icon

    14 Sep 2013 - 20:43
    Haha... I'm trying to get into development but I'm having a rough time. q w q Definitely not for the weak hearted I'm noticing. I think I still want to focus more on drawing, but programming seems like a new medium I want to explore, you know? >:3 (Yeah, I'm one of those brats who suddenly wants to make games with no previous experience hur...) It's good that you still d...
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    mimimintan Icon

    13 Sep 2013 - 04:35
    Just stalked and found your deviantArt (aka clicked "portfolio" out of curiosity)... Even though it's been a while since you've posted (I understand), there's some pretty neat stuff, I gotta say :D Just thought I'd drop by and say that.
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    jon.kiparsky Icon

    15 Dec 2012 - 23:42
    Good point. BTW, ran into Andrew this morning. First thing he said to me was "Sorry I haven't got back to your friend, busy week at work" Expect to hear from him.
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    PokeSTrainer Icon

    02 Oct 2011 - 17:49
    Hey Weaver
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    macosxnerd101 Icon

    25 Aug 2010 - 18:31
    I don't have a Facebook, so DIC profiles are like Facebook for me. :p
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    thefreemenucom Icon

    14 Mar 2010 - 10:21
    Added cuz of your reply to super browser : )
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