Linked by snydeq on Thu 15th Jul 2010 18:31 UTC
General Development Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister asks whether the need for advanced development expertise is on the decline in an era in which tools grow increasingly more advanced, and coding increasingly moves offshore. 'Few companies share Google's zeal for academic credentials when hiring new developers. Many are willing to accept self-taught programmers, particularly if they have other skills relevant to the business.'
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by kurgan2001 on Thu 15th Jul 2010 23:18 UTC
kurgan2001
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2008-12-31

well, when I graduated in '03 with my CS degree I couldn't find work unless I went north(I live in southeastern Ohio if that tells you anything)

I got a call one day in Jan. of '06 from a former professor while I was washing my KFC uniforms to turn back in since I had quit in a huff. He called asking me if I wanted a job. Stupid me, I took it. Been working for a university for 4yrs in a programming capacity and not getting paid like one. He has a tendency to just fix the immediate problem instead of fixing it long term which drives me crazy.

Guess I'm just stupid for not taking the risk of leaving, but if I had I wouldn't have met my wife who now is an R.N.

Edited 2010-07-15 23:22 UTC

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