Coding for a living
jonathan at carnageblender.com
Fri Dec 23 15:27:20 MST 2005
On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 11:34:46 -0700, "Al Byers"
<byersa at automationgroups.com> said:
> Sasha Pachev wrote:
> > I suggest using whatever spare time you have to contribute to some
> > open-source project. Ideally, you want to have your own that you have
> > created from scratch, as well as some bigger scale project to which
> > you have contributed. Then prospective employers do not treat you as
> > the "entry level" programmer any more.
> I think it is basically a good idea to create or contribute to an
> open-source project as a way to demonstrate interest and capability,
> but, realistically, the opportunities for contributing to something
> meaningful are few and far between. You can go to sourceforge and find
> dozens of projects of the same genre; only one or two in each category
> will get any real play.
So pick one of those two. Nobody said you should pick an OSS project
essentially at random.
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