Northface U ?

Daniel Timpson dtimpson at
Fri Apr 8 11:22:16 MDT 2005

Another consideration is graduate school.  If you want to continue on
and get a masters degree it's preferable to attain a BS from a school
that is regionally accredited.  North Face has a national
accreditation.  Some state schools and BYU don't recognize degrees
that are nationally accredited.


On Apr 8, 2005 9:30 AM, Grant Robinson <santiago at> wrote:
> On Apr 08, 2005, at 7:54 AM, Hans Fugal wrote:
> > I interviewed with NU for a position (I would be developing software to
> > support the software the students write). I was very impressed with the
> > people and the approach, as far as it was explained to me. Their
> > projects are real-world problems in the genealogy (and other history)
> > realm, not just toy problems. Their focus is real-world programming,
> > teamwork, whatnot, but with a solid background. They appeared to be
> > fairly balanced - corporate sponsorship (or whatever the proper term is
> > for throwing your name around and giving free software) from MS and IBM
> > IIRC and others, and a determination to expose students to all
> > platforms
> > without bias. They'll teach you both open source development as it fits
> > in a business world and traditional MS-like development.
> I second Hans opinion.  I interviewed for a position with them about 1
> 1/2 - 2 years ago, but things didn't quite work out.  That being said,
> I was impressed with their focus and with their methodology.
> Project-based learning really is a great way to learn software
> engineering.  It is also important to note that you will have an actual
> Bachelors degree when you graduate from there (in either CS or Software
> Engineering, I can't remember which it is).  Also, your last few months
> is spent as an intern for one of their business partners (IBM,
> Microsoft, Unisys, etc.), and from what they told me, your chances at
> getting a job at one of those places when you graduate is pretty good.
> As to whether the price is worth it, that is a personal decision only
> you can make.
> Grant
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