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#1 schuchi   User is offline

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working in the hardware and software field

Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:50 AM

Hello I am studying "Hardware Software Design" and need to know a few things for a project. The task of the project is to communicate with workers in the hardware and software field via platforms. So, i have a few questions to you.

1. What precisely do you do?
2. What professional and educational background do you have?
3. Advantages/Disadvantages to this field?
4. How difficult is it to get your foot in the door?
and maybe if you have made some experience:
5.What are the differences in working for a start-up or for the government/established institution?

I hope a few engineers have time to answer my questions.

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Re: working in the hardware and software field

Posted 04 January 2017 - 08:32 AM

*sigh* Another poster that will probably never get back to us.

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1. What precisely do you do?

I massage dreams into reality from the ether.

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2. What professional and educational background do you have?

Other companies for experience with high school and college degrees.

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3. Advantages/Disadvantages to this field?

I like what I do, I create, and the options for mini velociraptor attacks are low.
Sedentary, some of my colleagues, past management, and the occasional gelatinous cubes blow.

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4. How difficult is it to get your foot in the door?

It wasn't anything crazy hard.

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and maybe if you have made some experience:

Huh?

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5.What are the differences in working for a start-up or for the government/established institution?

Defined processes, longevity, benefits, etc.
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#3 schuchi   User is offline

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Re: working in the hardware and software field

Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:29 AM

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*sigh* Another poster that will probably never get back to us.


Im sorry if you have made bad experiences but Im already back waitung for replies. :D/>
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Re: working in the hardware and software field

Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:36 AM

What project exactly? That looks like normal questionnaires that we constantly get for 'projects' for aspiring developers.
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Re: working in the hardware and software field

Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:54 AM

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What project exactly? That looks like normal questionnaires that we constantly get for 'projects' for aspiring developers.


It is an English project. The purpose is to communicate with native speakers who are working in our job field.
Yeah, I know its a childish project for an university.
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Re: working in the hardware and software field

Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:14 PM

I'm a little torn here. On the one hand, I feel somewhat used by this teacher, who is turning my willingness to answer questions about programming and working as a programmer to their own purposes. On the other hand, that purpose is to teach people English, which I think is a fine idea and I'm generally happy to help people learn whatever it is they need to learn, as long as it doesn't put me out too much to do so. So I feel like I ought to be annoyed, and yet I don't really know why. This is puzzling. It doesn't really help if I turn my frustration on the student, either: I would happily answer questions from someone if I thought it would help them learn more about their career choices and make better decisions in their life. Why should I be less happy to answer questions when they're hoping to learn more about English and possibly to expose themselves to better career decisions in their life? It's puzzling.

I suppose it's just as well that I don't know a damned thing about hardware, so I can't really answer the questions anyway. Best of luck!
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#7 schuchi   User is offline

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Re: working in the hardware and software field

Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:23 AM

I'm sorry for making your life a bit complicated Jon. :stuart:/>

It doesn't matter if you know nothing about hardware. If you are working as a software developer you are the perfect person to answer my questions. :helpsmilie:/>
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Re: working in the hardware and software field

Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:48 AM

View Postschuchi, on 04 January 2017 - 05:50 AM, said:

1. What precisely do you do?

Architect, document, design, and write software.

View Postschuchi, on 04 January 2017 - 05:50 AM, said:

2. What professional and educational background do you have?

Various, little.


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3. Advantages/Disadvantages to this field?

Triumphs, headaches.


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4. How difficult is it to get your foot in the door?
and maybe if you have made some experience:

Depends on the drive of the person. I didn't have too much trouble, but it came at a much lower salary to get my foot in the door as well.

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5.What are the differences in working for a start-up or for the government/established institution?


Startups move faster and allow for faster change. Established companies are slower and have far more oversight/ signatures required for any changes to be implemented or even started.
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Re: working in the hardware and software field

Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:57 PM

1. What precisely do you do?
I am a embedded software engineer. I write low level software applications for custom hardware.

2. What professional and educational background do you have?
BS Computer Engineering (Calpoly Slo)
MS Electrical Engineering (Calpoly Slo)

3. Advantages/Disadvantages to this field?
You have to deal with IA/IT personal

4. How difficult is it to get your foot in the door?
Depends on your experience/college level

5.What are the differences in working for a start-up or for the government/established institution?
Startup's have more of a garage development feel, where it feels like there are no rules. Established companies have more development rules (coding styles, paper work approvals, etc..). Both have their pros and cons.

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