I’m thinking of writing a (hopefully both fun and useful) listicle with advice from “women who have been there” for spotting companies that really mean it when they say, “We want more geek women here.” There’s lots of articles about negative things that should scare you away. What are your POSITIVE signs that the company is welcoming to geek chicks? Let’s help other women recognize them (or highlight them to enlightened hiring managers). These can be (and probably are) small things you notice, even when you’re interviewing. For example: * The t-shirts they give out are available in women’s size …

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I think there is no section for asking programming career questions in Daniweb.

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After graduating college around 6 years ago I was told that I should climb the ladder of certifications to increase my chances of getting a job. I often heard that a good route to take was to get the A+ ->Network+ ->CCNA ->MCSA ->MCSE. Unfortunately, I was immature at the time and never bothered to do any of that. Now that things have changed I was thinking that I should do the same route but this time with the MCITP certification (rather than MCSE), along with Security+. However, now I'm not sure what to do since it sounds like this …

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Dear members, I thank you for taking time to view this discussion, which would focuss on how to build ones career in webpage designing, Kindly guide me from ground zero to start with, after doing some research I stumbled across Jon Duckett's book (HTML & CSS, Design and build website), the problem is he has another book which includes XHTML, where its been said XHTML is next version of HTML and now there is HTML5 too which I think claims to be the recent version. The question now is do I have to study XHTML?? if I dont will i …

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Hi there, I'm working as a Microsoft Dynamics CRM technical consultant in Malaysia for 2 years but I know that I have to move on with something. My current situation is that I've been involved in one project that is on-going (developer-support job). I myself felt that's kinda stagnant as my development role has been decreasing and supporting role being expanded. I personally not into support work as I don't feel sacrifice if I fixed an issue, I'd rather spend my time to develop something based on requirements. Here I'm thinking about extending the border so I'm not limited to …

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Hey, I am interested in both finance and in programming. Both require I take statistics and college algebra. Right now, I am in college algebra, and sucking royally at it. My question is, considering I suck at algebra (but I am alright with basic arithmetic), which degree would be better suited for me? I like programming, but I also like investing, and would like to eventually be a private investor.I took netowrking and business management, as well as C in high school (home schooled) So would I be better off career wise to be in finance or MIS? Thanks.

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According to a new survey of more than 2,000 British workers, 38% of them insisted they were 'content' with their career progression. When it comes to the tech sector, 39% were happy with their career ladder climbing which, according to Randstad Technologies which carried out the research, makes them happier than most. The truth is that while tech professionals are happier than average with their career progression, they are not as happy as you might expect given that 'IT and Telecommunications' (bolstered by demand from a 4G licensing boom) is the sector that has expanded the most during the last …

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Hello Everyone, I am new to this website and have some questions about programming as a career. I feel that this may be a long post, so I don't particularly expect anyone to read it through to the end; although if you do and happen to possess some helpful advice, I would genuinely appreciate it. Here's my story. I am now 30 years old. I started college a few years ago at the local community college in my town. Last May, I completed my associates degree in Information technology, graduating with honors. I enrolled last fall at a state university, …

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An incredible 69% of IT Administrators are so stressed at work that they have seriously considered changing career as a result, according to a new survey from GFI Software. The 'IT Admin Stress Survey' also revealed that 34% of IT Administrators will work overtime equivalent to an additional 12 weeks each year, and that's without any additional pay for their troubles. ![adminstress](/attachments/small/0/adminstress.jpg "align-right") Asking 201 UK-based IT Administrators working at businesses of between 10 and 500 employees, the survey found that 66% of those questioned considered their jobs just as stressful, or more stressful, when compared to others in their …

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Hello, I am taking my second Java course this semester CSC-251 (advanced Java). I took introduction to computer programming last summer. With three programming courses under my belt will I be able to find a job out there in the real world? For a little background information about myself. I am a 52 year old electrical contractor and has experienced a shrinkage of business in the last 4 - years. Ideally, I would like to find computer programming work that will allow me to incorporate my knowledge of the electrical industry with the programming industry. Right now I would like …

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Was not sure where to post this, but let this a go. I m on my final year. And I have discovered in myself a passion for programming in C and started learning it but it is all in a beginning stage. I really bored of Java or I just don't feel satisfaction coding in Java anymore. But problem is that most of my course work uses Java. My 4th year project is in Android client for webservices, but so far it is hell a lot of time debugging and searching answers on stack overflow forum rather than learning:\ I …

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Hi Dear All frined I look to make my career in linux programming( C, PHP ),so please suggest me about scope of this line , study materila, companies whree it is use. Thanks sachin T

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I am a fresh graduate of B.S. Information Technology. I am using VB.net in programming for almost 2 years now. But I want to level up in a way that someone can hire me to be a real programmer. My question is, how can I entitle my self as a Programmer? Do I need training or something? Jobs available always requires a year or more exp. Only thos IT staff things are not always required to have an exp. Not saying I won't grab that opportunity of a job, it's just that I want to be better. Btw, I'm from …

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What, in your opinion, is the best route to becoming a network engineer these days? Here are some observations on why I am asking this: - Software Defined Networking: With SDN becoming supported by so many vendors and implementations by large companies, it seems that it is surely going to become the norm a few years down the road. SDN takes all but the low level protocols off of the router and replaces it with an Openflow Agent and routes based on rules that are coded in (if I remember correctly) Python. In addition to learning the major network protocols …

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what is the future perspectives of Java

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Although you may not realise it, dear coder, you apparently have the best job in America. At least that's what the newly published [2012 Jobs Rated Report](http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated) reckons. The CareerCast research shows that for the second year running the best job in the US is a software engineer. Not surprisingly the demand for programmers is expected to rise by as much as 30% over the next eight years according to the report authors, a rate of increase much steeper than the average for any other occupation. ![bestjobs](/attachments/small/0/bestjobs.jpg "align-right") The report took into account various factors such as income, stress, physical …

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Hi Everyone, Everyone likes talking about what distro they use at home, what about what distro of Linux or UNIX is best to learn as a young tech admin. I am currently heavily into AIX with some Red Hat and Suse experience. I am noticing a large shift to Linux from UNIX. Is it just me? Would it be better for a career move from UNIX to Linux? And if so which Linux, or does it matter... Thanks all

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I will go straight to the point, I have failed 9 subjects and I am in my third year in college. I am taking up information technology and right now I kind of feel down because I'm worried that no one's going to hire me, during my 2nd year in college I felt bored with my course so I became lazy which I totally regret right now. Are there still hopes for me? You know everyday I encourage myself to leave the past behind and start working hard again but for me I feel like it's the end of the …

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Hi all, I am web developer in an organization. I started my career as a PHP developer, I was working on Wordpress. Now I want to learn new things in PHP other than wordpress. Please suggest me what should I do for better career opportunities. Thanks, Trivikram.

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So today I made a realization in my programming hobby, I LOVE making the User Interfaces of programs. The core stuff I usually lose interest in, but I could program GUIs all day long and not get tired of it. This made me quite happy to finally realize. So, my question is if there is a career where that is all you do? Application GUI development. Or if that is just a part of application development and doesn't have it's own job anywhere? Also, if I were to learn all the intricacies of GUI development, do you guys think that …

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This is great that so many folks respond so honestly and clearly to posts from clueless people like me. So, thanks in advance for setting me straight. I'm in my 40's and looking for a career change. I've always had an interest in tech, but real-world experience is fairly slim -- got A's in Fortran & Pascal classes in colleges back in the late 80's. I'm betting things have changed a bit since then??? Here's my question. I want to choose an area of expertise that will best enable me to be successfully self-employed or fairly easily employable as a …

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Hello, Im a 25 yr old male in the USAF as an Air Traffic Controller. I have an associates in airway science and am currently going to school for a bachelors in Information Technology. I was interested in getting some input on what exactly I need to do ensure getting hired when I finish my enlistment and bachelors and what certification I should pursue to get a high paying job. I've always been interested in computers and think networking is a path I would consider. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks alot

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I am going for a career in Software Design and i need to know what college path should i take in order to accomplish that? I have been told that i should major in computer science and specialize in software design. Is this what i would need to do in order to have this career?

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Hello everyone, I'm in a bit of a rut and was hoping to get some perspective from professionals in the field (who have been through this before). So here's my (very brief history): [LIST] [*]BA from a city school in Economics [*]1.5 years as a quality assurance analyst at a real estate finance firm [*]decided to go back to school for computer science - chose NYU [/LIST] ** Decided to go back for CS because I was required to do some basic coding at my job and liked it -> after that I went to a community college to take …

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Hi. I'm doing bachelor of IT and this is my third year. I intended to become a programmer when I graduate. How many programming language I need to know to be a programmer? How do I know if my programming skills is adequate/competent?

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I have a Associates degree in Business Management and start my Bachelors program next month but I am thinking about changing from Business Management to Business Information Systems. I would like to know where will this degree take me to in the a career in I.T.? Is it the same as other I.T. degrees? Thanks for your info because it much needed right now.

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Hi, This is lokesh from india,completed B.tech (computer science). Right now looking for job. me positive thinking and very confident not over confident. my hubbies are playing chess and traveling long trips and love to make friends around world.

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I am a budding game programmer trying to get into the industry programming for PS3, Xbox 360. The main problem I see is the need to demonstrate my skills to a potential employer, but without access to Dev kits for the PS3 or Xbox 360, doing this directly is impossible. My question is, what is the best alternative way to show console developers my skills? C++ programming in DirectX for Windows seems close to showing Xbox 360 programming skills, and C++ programming in OpenGL seems relatively close to showing PS3 programming skills. Unfortunately, it seems from web research as if …

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Hi guyz... I am newbie to the forum.. I finished my BE degree in Computer science in 2009. i joined a canada based software company and had been working as a developer in J2ee/Flex for on year. Now i am thinking of adding a few adv. to my career. So my friend gave an idea of doing a PART TIME MBA from a REPUTED INSTITUTE.. Will that be of any help ! How can i plan my career. According to me, my rating on interest in tech and managerial domain will be 40:60(tech:management). But due to my family problems i …

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Hi, I have just started my first semester in a Bachelor program 'Computer Engineering'. I have above basic knovledge in Java SE and currently am interested in Python. The problem is that I'm facing some difficulties in determing my purposes about my future career in IT field. I used to be recomended to pay a lot of attention to extracurricular activities and to get involved in a variety of projects as much as possible and form own portfolio. By now I haven't done anything important in Java or Python. But I've learned the syntax and some parts of the liblary …

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