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location St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
age 21
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James Brewer is an undergraduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, located in Newfoundland, Canada. He is studying Computer Science and Applied Mathematics with the intention of becoming a professional Software Developer after graduating.


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accepted Pure vs Applied Math For Programmers
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comment Applied Mathematics Degree For a Software Engineer (and Software Internships For Math Majors)
I don't have the financial means to get an engineering degree on top of my current undergrad and with the way the engineering program works at my university I won't be able to get into the program.
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comment Applied Mathematics Degree For a Software Engineer (and Software Internships For Math Majors)
I don't intend on restricting myself to programming jobs that are strictly related to applied math, rather I intend to be able to do any software engineering job. I am teaching myself Java right now and I then plan on moving to Python, C, and C++ in a few years. My list of reading material includes the Pragmatic Programmer, Code Complete, Introduction to Algorithms (CLRS), Design Patterns (Gang of Four), and others. I intend to work on OS projects in my free time. I don't know that I would get a PhD in Math, although I would strongly consider a Master's in Applied Math. What say you?
Apr
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comment Applied Mathematics Degree For a Software Engineer (and Software Internships For Math Majors)
I wouldn't say that I'm trying to tailor my education to what an employer wants, rather I am trying to tailor my education to what an industry wants.
Apr
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comment Applied Mathematics Degree For a Software Engineer (and Software Internships For Math Majors)
There is a joint major in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science available at my university. I could also double major in Computer Science (B.A.) and Applied Mathematics (B.S.) but I think that would require too many classes. I'll have a look and see!
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asked Applied Mathematics Degree For a Software Engineer (and Software Internships For Math Majors)
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awarded  Teacher
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answered What a Site Needs To Be Considered a WebApp?
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comment How do people read big technical books?
Video games are fun.
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accepted Planning Before Starting a Project
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asked Planning Before Starting a Project
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