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Automators against automation?

I am looking for research on, or organizing around, the ethics and social fallout of automation from the standpoint of the workers doing the automating (i.e., computer programmers and allied trades). [more inside]
posted by enn on Aug 14, 2014 - 7 answers

What are the most exciting programming jobs out there?

I'm not thrilled by my corporate consulting job and someday want to work for or with organizations that contribute to the world in some way or that develop bleeding edge technology. What are they? [more inside]
posted by wansac on May 22, 2014 - 8 answers

Getting a programming job for non-CS majors

If you work in some area of computer programming, but didn't have a degree in the field, how did you get your start?
posted by drezdn on Mar 28, 2014 - 15 answers

Going back to school for computer programming

Barring any unexpected dream jobs arising in the meantime, I will be heading back to school in September for a 2 year college diploma program in 'computer programming'. What are the job prospects for this qualification? I am in Canada. [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Mar 19, 2014 - 22 answers

What is the best way to do deal with out-of-control tech recruiters?

I am searching for a new job in software and one particular recruiting agency is contacting me by phone to a degree that I consider harassment. I am interested in one of the jobs they're pitching, though. What's the best way to handle it? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Feb 2, 2014 - 18 answers

Programming Boot Camp - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I'm currently enrolled in a programming boot camp to facilitate a career change. I feel like I've learned a lot, but the teaching seems to have slowed dramatically. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2013 - 3 answers

A change of scenery would be nice

I'm in a pretty miserable job and I'm trying to get another gig. A yearlong job hunt hasn't really been fruitful, so I'm trying to branch out. What else should I be looking for? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Should I list my freelance programming work on my resume?

I'm applying for jobs as a programmer and I'm wondering whether to list the freelance programming work I've done. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2013 - 9 answers

Should I attend App Academy?

Should I attend App Academy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2013 - 8 answers

Contract programming position questions.

I interviewed for a remote programming gig recently, and they requested a trial contract before making a final offer. I'd be hired as a long-term remote contractor (year+, 100% telecommuting), not an employee. I have some questions: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2013 - 8 answers

Words, bits, or what?

After a torturously long stint in grad school, I’m trying to figure out what to do next. The only things on my resume are my education, a couple of summer jobs from the early 00’s, grad-student stuff (TAing, running a colloquium for a few years), and some part-time adjuncting. Should I 1) try to get a job in publishing or some other word-related field, or 2) pursue my burgeoning interest in computer programming? (If you’ve got a plausible 3, I’d love to hear it.) [more inside]
posted by DaDaDaDave on Jan 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Math major wants to be a software developer.

What courses should I take if I want to be a software developer? Is knowing data structures and algorithms enough? Or should I learn computer architecture, networks, and operating systems as well? [more inside]
posted by molamola on Jan 3, 2013 - 28 answers

while (salary < desiredSalary) askForRaise();

How much do junior C++ developers get paid, outside of major cities? [more inside]
posted by puppetsock on Jul 10, 2012 - 9 answers

A rewarding job? Is that a thing?

Can you help me find a more interesting, fulfilling job in the tech industry? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 27, 2012 - 11 answers

computer careers for the un(der) educated?

Thinking about the future. What certifications, courses, qualifications, etc. should I be looking at? [more inside]
posted by Mister_Sleight_of_Hand on Nov 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Aptitude-based hiring and on-the-job hiring in software companies?

I'm looking for software companies that do 1) aptitude-based hiring and 2) on-the-job training: "If you pass a (often language-agnostic) programming test, in addition to in-person interviews, maybe a code review, etc., we will train you for your job." What companies in the Chicago area follow this model? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Nov 5, 2011 - 1 answer

Software development jobs in the Middle East

Any tips for finding software development jobs in the Middle East? Specifically Jordan? [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Jul 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Help finding an IT job at a non-IT company?

Recently I've been looking for a new job. I think I want to work at an interactive agency, but I can't really finding any listings, and I feel like I'm missing something. Can you help point me in the right direction for finding tech jobs that are at places other than pure IT companies? [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Apr 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Help a completely inexperienced CS grad find his first job!

I'm a fairly recent and very inexperienced computer science graduate from a great public university, and I need some job advice. At the moment, I'd like to get into game development (specifically on the iPhone side of things), but I'm also interested in music and composition, mathematical art, animation, photography, and cinema, as well as archiving to some extent. What's a good job for me, and how do I get it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2011 - 15 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Coding Practice

Programming Filter: I'm applying for software jobs, but I don't want to forget what I know. How should I practice to keep my skills sharp? [more inside]
posted by Chicken Boolean on Oct 21, 2010 - 22 answers

When was the last time your boss actually asked you to detect a cycle in a linked list?

Help! I'm really really bad at computer programming interviews. Unfortunately ... I'm a computer programmer. [more inside]
posted by coelacanth! on Oct 21, 2010 - 31 answers

How do I get more motivation to code outside of class?

I'm lacking motivation to code outside of programming classes... I enjoy the classes a lot, but when it comes to coding outside of class, I get stuck on what I want to code or what kind of projects to contribute to. [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Aug 19, 2010 - 11 answers

Python Programming: How to go from Amateur to Pro?

I love programming in Python. I'm smart and savvy, and I pick things up very quickly. I live in New York. I want a job, but I have no work experience as a programmer. How do I transition from grad school in the humanities to an awesome tech job? How should I market myself? How do I get past the hurdle of having a typical humanities PhD student resume? [more inside]
posted by limon on Jul 31, 2010 - 7 answers

My employer is a disaster, which makes bailing hard. What do I do?

My employer, a small web design and software business, is hovering on the edge of insolvency and is also dangerously incompetent in a few other ways. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2010 - 14 answers

I want to program. for science!

How can I break in to scientific programming? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jun 15, 2010 - 28 answers

How's the job market for C++ Software Engineers in the UK?

How's the job market for C++ Software Engineers in the UK? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Get me back on track with my GIS career

I am pursuing a career in GIS and I need to refresh my skills and learn new ones. Which tutorials, classes, websites, industry magazines, conferences, etc. would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Mar 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Code Monkey Like Tab and Mountain Dew...and 40 Hours

What should I know transferring from public sector web design to private? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Is there a website that tracks information about companies that have offshored information technology jobs?

Is there a website that tracks information about companies that have offshored information technology jobs? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Nov 26, 2009 - 0 answers

Problem-solver in search of suitable problems

I think I finally understand what I like to do. So... what would I like to do? [more inside]
posted by McBearclaw on Jul 28, 2009 - 16 answers

Looking for a way automate making custom resumes

Where can I find a service / program that would enable me to dynamically create resumes and cover letters? [more inside]
posted by Pontifex on Sep 15, 2008 - 8 answers

I want to be passionate about my work... while working in my pjs

Can I make a living coding from home, and where can I find such a job? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Mar 1, 2008 - 14 answers

Finding a new programming job when my actual experience is limited/narrow.

I need a new job, but I'm not sure what potential employers will make of my qualifications. While I have a technology related degree (Electronic Engineering), I am looking for a software job. I think that my lack of a software degree combined with the fact that I currently work in a pretty narrow field of software development may hamper my chances of of getting a job in another area of programming and so I need advice on improving how I look on paper. [more inside]
posted by leakymem on Nov 8, 2007 - 9 answers

How can I make myself more marketable as a programmer?

I'm a programmer/web developer with 7 years experience. I'm looking for a new job, but I fear I don't look good on paper. How can I improve my marketability? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Feb 11, 2007 - 22 answers

Programming Careers: Java vs C++

What is the market like for Java programmers vs C++ programmers? Is there a difference in salary to start? How about with 5 years of experience in one language? Is there a growing trend in Java (SE/EE/ME) vs C++? [more inside]
posted by bangitliketmac on Feb 6, 2007 - 16 answers

Getting hired as telecommuter software engineer?

I am an experienced software engineer and was laid off recently. I'm currently applying for positions. My ideal would be a telecommuting gig, which is the type of position I had most recently. A certain job mailing list I subscribe to has a lot of promising positions, but many of them are marked "onsite". Here's my question: shall I apply for some of these "onsite" positions in the hope that my qualifications will impress the hiring person enough to consider hiring me as a telecommuter? Or would this just be a waste of time for everyone concerned? [more inside]
posted by SomePerlGeek on Sep 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Programmer.getCareers();

CareerFilter: I'm a programmer, server side sort of stuff. Where do I go from here?[mi] [more inside]
posted by eurasian on Oct 26, 2005 - 17 answers

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