Posted 05 October 2006 - 05:34 PM
I went to my state's university to get a computer science degree. I fizzled out at the assembly language stage, and decided to change majors to communication as bills were starting to pile up and I felt I had to get a degree. I graduated with two minors -- music, and computer information and technology (the university's IT/web development stuff). The latter I earned with the three C++ classes I passed and the introductory web design and IT design courses the school offered. Unfortunately, I didn't really learn anything from either of them.
I feel I can learn the technologies pretty quickly. I can't memorize syntax or theory wholesale by reading something once, but if shown an example or two I can pretty much wrap my head around it, although I may have to remind myself of the syntax occassionally. Do employers mind if someone has to learn a bit while on the job?
Basically, I'm just not sure if I'm really ready to put myself on the market, and I'd like to have some idea of what employers are expecting of new employees so I can compare that with where I'm at now.
Posted 05 October 2006 - 05:53 PM
Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:00 PM
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Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:16 PM
well for one if you know c++ or something, then in a few months I will pay you fairly to teach me that language, that could give you some freelance work.
Sorry, man. While I have my old C++ notes buried in my closet somewhere, it's been a few years since I've used that language for anything. So no, I wouldn't be able to teach you the language. I'd have to teach it to myself first.
To the others, I have gotten a tiny amount of experience freelancing. The FAC site I posted in the Web Critique board, and the Star Trek site I've worked on (http://www.startrekreborn.net/) -- to be fair, most of that site's work was with maintenance and adding the RSS feeds, as it's just a site built using PHP-Fusion, so it's not really a good example. The fantasy hockey site I'm building will be my first PHP project. Unfortunately, I live in an area of the country that is rather rural, so trying to find a decent amount of freelance work is difficult. Looks like creating my own projects is the way to go.
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