13 Feb '12, 3am

Hacking: The Best Way To Get Hired, While At SoC agree. sums up very well what we look out for.

Hacking: The Best Way To Get Hired, While At SoC agree. sums up very well what we look out for.

If you’re a School of Computing student, you’ve probably been told that the best way to get good at programming is to ‘just keep practicing’. And this is true. We know this is true because musicians, painters and writers say the same thing; why should it be any different for programmers? Programmers get better when they program — with one unique difference. The difference is this: code projects, the by-product of ‘programming practice’, are great additions to any resume. Employers will be able to read the code you’ve written. If they care about the kind of software you will produce for them, knowing how well you code matters. Computer Science professor Matt Might argues : Having emerged from engineering and mathematics, computer science programs take a resume-based approach to hiring off their graduates. A resume says nothing of a programmer’s ability. Every computer scien...

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