How do I get a job in Silicon Valley?
July 21, 2012 1:38 AM Subscribe
I'm a physicist, working to get hired in the tech sector in Silicon Valley. I'm an experimentalist having worked on collider and free electron laser experiments. I've done a lot of coding, most of it in C++ and Python, scripting in bash etc. The problems I solved, though, seem very different from ones relevant to the tech industry. My experience doesn't seem to count for much!
posted by funkbrain to computers & internet (12 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to reinvent myself now, trying to learn some DevOps tools (eg Puppet).
One problem I face is that it is hard for me to get actual experience that I can show to employers (other than my years of experience as a physicist). Ideas on how I can develop some credentials an employer might like to see, fast?
How do I get exposure to people I can work with?