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  1. In Topic: Sanctimoniously Self-Made

    Posted 19 Oct 2014

    Senior position, no. I'm just more disturbed by the lack of willingness to take on more junior level people and train them up a bit.

    I have no illusions about how I got where I am today. It was because people were willing to lend a hand to the newbie, to teach and to guide. I'd be overly romanticizing it if I neglect to mention how much research and studying I had to do to get there as well. The thing is, it has to come from both sides to really cultivate a healthy job market.

    I was studying everything I could get my hands on when I was still in Missouri and by no means was considered average skill. Getting out here without connections felt like an exercise in futility more times than not. Most of that was due to not having the magical 3+ years of experience they wanted, despite my ability to match that skillset handily.
  2. In Topic: Sanctimoniously Self-Made

    Posted 19 Oct 2014

    Problem being, how does one get said experience? It's a nasty catch-22 until you hit ~2-3 years experience.
  3. In Topic: Sanctimoniously Self-Made

    Posted 18 Oct 2014

    Moreover discussion on this. It seems like a lot of the industry is bent on hiring senior, and consequentially fail to invest in people starting in the industry.
  4. In Topic: So this felt good and I thought I'd share

    Posted 16 Oct 2014

    AngularJS or Ember for frontend frameworks, a lot more manageable in the end.

    Heh, I doubled my salary as well. It was great until I remembered it's San Francisco and the Cost of Living goes right up with it.
  5. In Topic: Mental Models

    Posted 16 Oct 2014

    Perhaps it's that I'm still younger, but I can very clearly map through the complete application structure of my previous two jobs. My first job I could still tell you the entire configuration files, ip ranges, broadcast frequency, and collision domains of upwards of 25 wireless access units and their 1000+ subscribers. I debate how normal that is, as it borders on photographic memory in some cases.

    Problem with that being it's very easy to fill it with useless chaff if I spend too long on Facebook or the like. Really I consider it far more of a black hole that consumes everything in sight. I've yet to find a bottom to it, but again, at 24 I have plenty of time to find that.

My Information

Member Title:
Pragmatism over Dogma
24 years old
June 22, 1990
Full Name:
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:
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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