At 10/14/12 03:38 PM, Dean wrote:
Any idea how small a company they actually are? I do like the idea of being with a smaller company though. Seems like there's more chance of you being treated as a person and not as a customer ID number.
Hmm... I'm not sure, actually.
Well, they're big enough to have a professionally-made website. That's about all I know. haha.
We were spoken to by the university careers guy last week and he was telling us that just having a degree isn't enough. He said that he'd been speaking to some of the bigger companies in the area and they'd only really be interested in taking people on who contribute to open source software and write technical blogs amongst other things. You know, things that show that you're more dedicated to learning than just attending class.
I record myself coding stuffs and put most of my programs on github, but that's about it. I might want to consider a tech blog, but I dunno what i'd put on it.
I can't say that I contribute to open source or write a technical blog. They're both maybe things that I should look into. Oh god, there's me adding more stuff to my list of stuff to do.
It's okay, you can find a way to fit that into your daily life. For example, I record myself programming my everyday stuff, add some music, and speed it up until it's around 5 minutes (or two song lengths)
I also just put whatever i'm working on or have completed on github. It isn't too difficult, and it only takes a few minutes to do so.
I could think of a way to make a tech blog more automatic as well. For example, you could just write what you learned at the end of the day. It'd serve a triple-purpose because at the end of it you'd have a tech blog, have what you learned even more ingrained into your memory, and with any luck someone'll stumble across something they like.
I never actually thought of that. If I was to find work in my town, I could just walk and then after a while spend some money on a car of my own. If I had to move to the city (Edinburgh, most likely) I'd probably just have to rely on public transport for a while or something. I don't know. It's not something I've given much though.
hmm... I suppose if you needed to you could always try to borrow the car back for a little bit.
Bike license is something I'd like to get eventually. My dads a biker and is really into his custom choppers and stuff. I always thought it would be cool to go on a bike trip around Europe.
you should do that when you get out of your university ^.^