Message from folk in /r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #comp-sci
Only downside might be you starting salary.
apparently up to 50% of their curriculum is project management and time management
and related fluff
that is to say, non-technical
Oh boy, I noticed how common "Software Engineering = Project Management" is on universities.
At NYU, it was 80% "how to lie to your boss so he doesn't fire you."
Like seriously, how use some PHB jargon to make useless tables and graphs to quantify your progress.
have you read programming job ads in the past decade?
You know, so you can be properly managed by a generic manager that doesn't understand the field, but can read tables and graphs.
they're entirely written by managers and hiring people
I read one a few months ago and it contained all these terms: PaaS, SaaS, DaaS, cloud computing
in the same line
one paragraph was a flurry of buzzwords about their team "strategy"
Sometimes the ad is just fake because they already have a hire.
For instance, to get work visas, the company needs to prove they can't find competent candidates in the country; they need to publish the ad for a while for the citizens, before claiming they need to hire somebody outside the country.
Other times it's internal company policy, because they're promoting somebody, or hiring somebody's relative; they need to "give a chance" to external candidates before the internal ones.
So yeah, next time you see an ad that requires everything, from sweeping the floor to negotiating international contracts, from giving tech support for laptops to writing kernels and compilers, it's probably a fake ad.
this wasn't, they specifically called me about it to recruit me
I read the ad and talked to a friend of mine who works in the same building, who actually rents office space from them
he just said "you don't want to work there"
dafuq new raspberry pi
I really like this one, I think I'll switch my deployments
very good job it seems
I have 3x rpi2, and these can essentially be hotswapped even though they're rpi3b+
I have two 3's and they've been great
interesting there's a 3+
that's .. what I just linked, it was _just_ released
I was commenting on it
orange pi bois
pls odroid ftw but rpis are so easy to set up and give to other people for set top boxes and storage
since everyone makes software for it
run the world on sailfish OS
actually though, has anyone here tried out sailfish OS?
If so is it any good?
they're certainly doing some good work on the stack
I've wanted to give it a go
one of them recently blogged about widget work on gtk they're doing to enable responsive design
Happy Pi Day everyone.