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Do people who get paid to write code but score low on the “programmer competency matrix” have an ethical duty to find a different kind of job?

People advise me to "find a job doing something that you are good at", but the truth is that I don't believe I am good with anything other than just writing code. I don't think that I can design or ...
7
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4answers
912 views

Crappy school, what to do? [closed]

I started programming fairly late. I am 24 years old and about to graduate from a local public university with a really poorly designed curriculum and teachers. Most of the work felt like busy work, ...
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5answers
2k views

Why the programmer with Ph.D is a bad candidate for the employer? [closed]

I have found this comic pic on Steve Hanov's blog: The most of the points are true obviously. What I can't comprehend is, why having Ph.D is considered as a "bad thing"? Any thoughts?
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5answers
481 views

How do I prove I'm a capable full-time hire after 3 years of a CS degree & lots of summer experience? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I let prospective employers know I'm a great developer? I'm in kind of a strange predicament. There have been family ramifications that I've had to leave ...
6
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6answers
8k views

How useful is it to double major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science?

I'm halfway through a double major in both and love the subjects equally as much, I'm just starting to really dislike the people in Electrical Engineering so much so that I kind of want to stop taking ...
9
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6answers
1k views

High School Dropout - Is It Always This Difficult? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can someone find a job as a programmer without an education? I made a lot of mistakes when I was younger and never ended up graduating from even my ninth-grade classes ...
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7answers
1k views

Programming as a career option for a computer science graduate vs other fields? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does a computer science degree matter to a professional programmer? Do I need a degree in Computer Science to get a junior Programming job? There are various kinds ...
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16answers
6k views

Will a computer science college degree ever hurt my employability? [closed]

Too often, I can see that there are many viable programmers without college degrees in Computer Science, Informatics, etc. Now that I've been reading more articles about underperforming education ...
3
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4answers
454 views

How viable is a PhD in software security research?

I am planning to do a Ph.D in software security. My school is giving a full scholarship for "Detecting security vulnerabilities from source code and binary code" project. Is is worth taking it? I ...
4
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5answers
2k views

Having MSc or Bsc with Experience, what's it worth in industrial environments?

I'm a fresh graduate in Electronic & Telecommunication field, and in our University, we can have major and minor fields in the relevant subjects. So, I majored in telecommunication and minored in ...
10
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0answers
533 views

Do employers hiring for software jobs care about the classes you took in CS masters program? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do employers hiring for Software jobs care about the classes you took in CS masters program? I'm torn between two classes right now for next semester( Software Design ...
15
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18answers
924 views

Do employers hiring for software jobs care about the classes you took in a Computer Science Masters program? [closed]

I'm torn between two classes right now for next semester (Software Design and Advanced Computer Graphics). I would enjoy Advanced Computer Graphics more, but I feel the software design class would ...
7
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10answers
6k views

Is it more valuable to double major in Computer Science/Software Engineering or get an undergraduate CS degree with a Masters in SE? [closed]

A friend and I (both in college) are currently in a debate over which is better, in terms of employment opportunities, experience, and education: a Bachelors degree in both Computer Science and ...
5
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7answers
1k views

How many people in the software industry do not have technical degrees? What made these people work in software? [closed]

In my experience, the software domain prefers engineers, but we do have non-technical graduates developing better software. Though an engineering degree helps you to get a job, many people are from ...