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  1. #1
    DietPiano Naturally Camouflaged
    If you could go back to before college or training or whatever, would you go back into computer science or choose something else? And I'm talking as if it's still 2019, not whenever you graduated high school.


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  2. #2
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    Probably not; it's fine as a hobby but I don't like the industry and it just seems to be getting worse
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    Admin African Astronaut
    I took the classes but didn't make it a career...not really.

    It's a side hustle and hobby...
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    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    I didn't even really do any training. I did a TAFE (community college? vocational training?) course for software development but it was boring and I dropped out.
  5. #5
    Bueno A Glow-In-The-Dark
    Still a fine path to go, but it is a lot more competitive and starting off you have pretty bad buying power.
    Dono how old you are, but unfortunately, the hire young and kick out the old is happening.

    As for progressing, it is going to be almost entirely up to you, you are going to put in some work.
    Again a lot more competitive, you are playing against some very talented people and some people who put in a lot of work.
    Some folks are fine not moving up as and are happy working "8 hours" aka 5-6 hours.



    Originally posted by Admin I took the classes but didn't make it a career…not really.

    It's a side hustle and hobby…

    Originally posted by aldra I didn't even really do any training. I did a TAFE (community college? vocational training?) course for software development but it was boring and I dropped out.

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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Space Nigga [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    I'm not originally a computer guy, I went to college for physics, dropped out, worked in factories for a while, then got a degree in accounting, then went back to do computers.

    It's great working in IT and the job opportunities are everywhere, and having both the accounting and the IT qualification has really opened so many more doors in the world of business than either one on it's own would have.

    In a perfect world I'd have chosen to do medicine from the get go - Doctors have an insanely privileged position in society. But medicine is deliberately almost impossible to get into, especially as an undergrad.
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    I would do meth and miss all my classes because I am paranoid about my pupils
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  8. #8
    Lanny creature of the mesothelioma era
    Go back for computer science? Definitely, but then I would say that regardless of what the industry looked like.

    Go back for the express purpose of getting a job in tech? Ehh, for me yes but it's hard for me to recommend it in general. It's like being a lawyer or embalmer or something, you kind of need a certain disposition to do well and not be miserable with it. And it's a lot harder staring out today than it was a few years ago, as mentioned there's a lot more competition, more people flooding into the field every year, the constant dull pressure of outsourcing that business types just can't seem to give up on regardless of how spectacularly it tends to fail, various unsavory undercurrents in modern practice (TDD and its ilk, "agile", dogmatic OOP and more recently FP). If it's something you think you'd be good at and you can convince employers of that then it's not too hard to sidestep the shittier parts of the industry, but I don't think the median outcome for your average joe going into tech is very good anymore.

    On the other hand I'm not really sure what career is closer to what tech was in the glory days. Maybe going to tradeschool? Compensation isn't _as_ good but my understanding is that the median gig is still pretty good all things considered.
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    DietPiano Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country I'm not originally a computer guy, I went to college for physics, dropped out, worked in factories for a while, then got a degree in accounting, then went back to do computers.

    It's great working in IT and the job opportunities are everywhere, and having both the accounting and the IT qualification has really opened so many more doors in the world of business than either one on it's own would have.

    In a perfect world I'd have chosen to do medicine from the get go - Doctors have an insanely privileged position in society. But medicine is deliberately almost impossible to get into, especially as an undergrad.

    Really? Must be somewhat different there, my sister's in optometry school right now (although that's not a medical doctor, does not involve med school) although she was valedictorian (out of like..30 kids lol)
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    MexicanMasterRace African Astronaut
    Originally posted by DietPiano Really? Must be somewhat different there, my sister's in optometry school right now (although that's not a medical doctor, does not involve med school) although she was valedictorian (out of like..30 kids lol)

    She must be going to a pretty shitty school
  11. #11
    DietPiano Naturally Camouflaged
    What?
  12. #12
    MexicanMasterRace African Astronaut
    She must be going to a pretty shitty school if there were only 30 graduates. Any respectable university will have hundreds. I wouldn't even know where to find such a small school.
  13. #13
    DietPiano Naturally Camouflaged
    HIGH SCHOOL

    IDIOT
  14. #14
    MexicanMasterRace African Astronaut
    Originally posted by DietPiano HIGH SCHOOL

    IDIOT

    Still sounds like a shitty school. My graduating class was about 500 strong and I was still valedictorian.
  15. #15
    DietPiano Naturally Camouflaged
    Nigga you didnt even finish high school
  16. #16
    iam_asiam68 African Astronaut
    computer science now relates to cad programs and other software programs you input into the computer brain of the CNC control module. they look like a graphic design and the CNC reads it line by line like a program. so, unless you want a career in engineering, cnc machining equipment, or a cnc programmer/cad designer/other designs...the new age computer science will not be for you!!
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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Space Nigga [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Industrial automation is incredibly exciting, we specially to me as someone who had to work doing jobs that could have been automated away.
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  18. #18
    iam_asiam68 African Astronaut
    Originally posted by MexicanMasterRace Still sounds like a shitty school. My graduating class was about 500 strong and I was still was still eagerly taking dictorian indoctrination.

    and we clearly are able to see, just how well, you have advanced in your preferential hobby...
  19. #19
    MexicanMasterRace African Astronaut
    Originally posted by DietPiano Nigga you didnt even finish high school

    Says who bitch?
  20. #20
    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    I got an Associates in EE, not that impressive i know. I only later got into CompSci stuff, but if i could go back i would probably try to get a degree in CompSci and then specialize in cyber security. I imagine i would have a head start since i already busy myself with learning and getting better at cyber in general. I wouldn't do it for the money, i mean i make a decent living doing what i do, even though job opportunities for cyber security are great in my neck of the woods. CompSci and related sub-disciplines interest me a lot.

    Might be neat to start my own small firm, doing consultancy, pentesting and that sort of thing.
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