Coding for a living
jonathan at carnageblender.com
Fri Dec 23 15:23:46 MST 2005
On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 12:53:21 -0700, "Charles Curley"
<charlescurley at charlescurley.com> said:
> What I look for as a hiring manager is some sample code: a short,
> understandable program or stand-alone snippet. I want to see your
> design in the program, I want to see how you name variables, and how
> you comment your code. I want to be able to understand your code by
> looking at it.
That's not what I look for at all. We're not hiring people to write
toy programs; seeing one doesn't tell me much more than I will find out
by having you write some code on a whiteboard.
The real use of having OSS on your resume is it shows you can contribute
real code to real projects. This is particularly useful when, as a
newcomer to the field, you have no other experience that demonstrates
C++ is history repeated as tragedy. Java is history repeated as farce. --Scott McKay
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