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[SLUG] Re: Still is??: Re: linux jobs ##
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- Subject: [SLUG] Re: Still is??: Re: linux jobs ##
- From: Angus Lees <gusl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Sep 9 11:17:40 2000
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On Sat, Sep 09, 2000 at 10:43:48AM +1000, Dave Kempe wrote:
> > b) stay with the job and ditch (or defer) uni in favour of some sort
> > of linux-based/related training, which could see me using such skills
> > in a job in the not too distant future?
> Hey its a daring thing to suggest, but if you have the right experience,
> join the club of us people who drop out of uni after a few years, get a job
> and have a great time working with linux stuff :)
if you're happy sysadmining, then uni isn't as important as practical
experience (although some good uni-level networking or OS knowledge
can help solve the really evil problems)
if you want to be a coder, you can't go past the extra maths, coding
(data structures, algorithms, etc) and even basic software engineering
practices that you really only learn at uni.
the difference between a coder who has been to uni (and actually
learnt some of it) and one who hasn't is easily noticeable.
my degree is going to have taken me 6 years (hopefully i finish this
year). even though i just wish it would stop, there's no way i would
know what i know now without having done it.
(mind you, only an extremely small number of uni graduates seem to
"get it". so don't think uni is a magic cure)