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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ArchAngel » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:35 am

Of which college?
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby Chozon1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:55 pm

The one at which you are the dean. I think it's CGNU. And I am jealous.

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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ArchAngel » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:12 pm

Dangeresque, Too?
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby Chozon1 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:19 pm

*gasp* O_O

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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ArchAngel » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:49 pm

Why would I not?
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby Chozon1 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:13 am

I dunno. Some people are haters.

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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ArchAngel » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:30 pm

alright, I'm tired of the socratic method.


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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby Chozon1 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:15 pm

Eh. Socrates was overrated anyway.

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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ArchAngel » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:04 pm

Everything is dust in the wind
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby Chozon1 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:05 pm

Bill and Ted's Excellent adventure. But yeah, that was close. >_>

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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ArchAngel » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:21 pm

If any food item and pizza as part of it's name, I'd eat it.
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby jester747 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:22 pm

Y U DESTROY MY LIFE YOU CRUEL MONSTER?


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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ArchAngel » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:26 pm

Some men just want to watch the world burn.
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:55 pm

So you're a software engineer, correct?

If you had to give advice to an enterprising programmer (Such as myself) who is still in college, what you say?

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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ArchAngel » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:23 pm

That I am.

Advise for a enterprising college student?

Joining an open source project is a great way to get your hands in some real development and an easy way to start small and work your way up. This is something I wish I did when I was in college. You can get feedback from some very talented developers this way, too. Reading code reviews from an epic engineer can be far more of a learning experience than any class.
Not to mention, It looks great on a resume, and when it comes to competing in today's economy, you're going to need everything you can get.

Independent development is great. Shows you are self-motivated and capable, and you can learn a lot about the development process in the meanwhile. If you can collaborate with someone, great! The CDN speedgames I mentioned in another thread is a great way to jump into this. The quick 2 week dev time is amazing for getting a birds eye view of a project's lifecycle and I've learned much about development, project management and how I am as a coder from it.

Network. Get to know your fellow coders. If you have a CS, software development or game development club, join it! Participate in the competitions or projects. The people around you will go places and it's good to have friends recommending you to their bosses. Or better, when one of you want to start a company, you'll have people to pull from. On top of this, working on teams and learning from one another will do wonders to your skill sets.

Keep an eye out for new technology. Companies love to see initiative taken by engineers having at least a handle on multiple (and new) technologies, and it gives you a whole lot of great new toys to work with. When you get in the field, you'll have to be prepared to use a variety of different tools; being accustomed to various IDEs, revision control systems and other dev tools will help you get a leg up.

Get an internship as soon as you can. Don't hesitate, no matter what year you are. This saved my butt. I left college at a time when as an entry level programmer, I had to compete with people with 2-3 years of experience. I shudder to think how I would have fared without my 2 internships. On top of a resume filler, I got good experience and recommendations. I had a friend who kept bothering me to get "a better job" during college to thank for this. (Also, many dev internships pay far better than any "college job" you'd have. Experience and better pay, with a side of doing what you love? Score.)

But most of all, love development and technology. No way you can compete in this field without it. But, I'm getting a feeling this isn't a problem for you. :)


I gave a pretty general advice, since I don't know how far you are. Where would you say you are as a developer and what year in college are you?
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