Engineering: Q&A

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My job, according to

I got some questions from a second grader interested in computer engineering, below are my responses:

1. Could you describe one of your typical workdays? Continue reading “Engineering: Q&A”


More Than a Hobby: Programming as a Job

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From xkcd:

I’ve been working in some capacity as a full-time software engineer for about five months now. I’ve noticed some significant differences between programming as a job and programming as a hobbyist:

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Whiteboards in Engineeringland

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I recently attended a tech training open house where, in describing the program, one of the engineers got really excited about one aspect in particular: the room where the students do most of their work has WALL TO WALL WHITEBOARDS. Oh yeah.

As a former teacher, I chuckled a little at this statement. Continue reading “Whiteboards in Engineeringland”