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I'd Rather Be Coding Jay Glynn thinking out loud.

I have to vent a little here on something that struck a nerve earlier today. I happened on this post from Eric Sink. Basically it states that they were looking for a developer. Now first I want to say that I actually use Eric's product. This is not a slam on Eric or his product, but in the post there is this one line:

 You have a bachelor's degree in computer science from a good university.

Now I meet all of the other qualifications (other then the part about moving to Illinois, but that's another story). However I do not have a degree. I've taken a few classes here and there, but no degree. I have worked on over half a dozen books, 2 of which I know are used as text books, one I wrote and one that I tech edited. So apparently I am qualified to teach the applicants that Eric wants to hire, but I myself would not be qualified. I currently hold a senior architect level position at a very large financial institution. They trust me to develop software that handles billions of dollars a year, but Eric doesn't think I qualify. I've been developing software for close to 20 years, how many on Eric's staff can say that? Again I don't mean to pick on Eric or his company, I have nothing but respect for his company and for Eric. But for some reason this just hit me the wrong way.

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 1:05 AM General Rants | Back to top

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