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Microsoft Technology Associate Certificate in Networking Fundamentals.

I have just received this MTA Certificate in Networking Fundamentals; I am currently attending California College of San Diego for an Associates in Networking/Programming with a 5 year plan to gain a Master's degree in Programming.

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Great!! I hope school is going well : ) Amber Mercado !

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Yianni Yianni
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I'm in the holiday slash Tarpon Springs area Florida by Tampa Bay if that makes any difference I don't know if there's any jobs for that locally here

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Hey David - I've used Code Academy (https://www.codecademy.com/). I found it really helpful way to pick up the basics of HTML/CSS and Javascript for some front end work. I also used it to get a grounding in SQL when it comes to analyzing data. It's also free. I definitely recommend going there.

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Help!! Programming Internships in Philly?!?!

#CollegeStudent #Programming #CS #Internship #Philly

Dear Jobcase Community,

My name is Nate, I'm an aspiring programmer, and I need help!

Is it just me, or is it difficult to find internships for software developers? No? I'll add a few variables: College sophomore, living in Philly.

I've posted my resume to over 20 companies in the area and surrounding it (20 being the number I can remember, I've hit the "Easy/One-Click Apply" button countless times it seems). If you say it could be my skills, well I have almost every trigger-word in my resume that would give HR "ants in their pants". I've used several job boards as well (CareerBuilder, Indeed, Dice, a board dedicated to Montgomery County, Jobsflag, ZipRecruiter, JobSpring, this site, a few recruiters... Oh so many T-T...) However, only one company ever called me (such a great company, could've spent my life there. Why they didn't hire me after the interviews is another story T-T). Besides them, I haven't received so much as an email stating they chose other candidates.

You hear/read so much on the Internet about the booming tech field. "There will be this many millions of jobs in the US by 2020 but only so and so thousands of people to fill those positions. Get in it now!"

Well... We're almost 2 years out from that projected deadline... Is the demand really there, or was that some agenda of the colleges to boost attendance or some crap? (Sorry for the conspiracy theory XD).

Basically, I just need a few straightforwarded answers from someone in the field. Every ad that I see these days wants at least a BS and 2+ years of experience. Every ad seems to ask for technologies that are impossible to learn as a college student (I'm a self taught programmer and usually very good at finding the resources needed to expand my repertoire). I mean, how are you supposed to learn the new technologies that only seem to be available in-company, or get any kind of "hands-on"/"real-world"/"solid"/"business solution" experience... WHEN NOBODY WANTS A NEWBIE??

There are new apps and software being released by new companies every year (every month, every week... Every day!). Obviously somebody's getting hired.

So with that, here are my questions:

  1. Is it even possible to get a software development internship (even full-time junior/associate position... Doing the grunt work... Debugging, from what I can gather lol) as an undergraduate IN PHILLY (though I'm not against traveling to reach my goals)

  2. If so, list the companies I should apply to please!

  3. If not, let me know which cities in your state are the hotspots in our field. I will move if that's what it takes to be a programmer (given the right opportunity). "Dude, I just wanna freaking code all day!"

  4. It's fine if the answer is wait until I get my degree. If that's what is wanted, so be it. I'll be patient... But just a year and a half ago, while still in high school, it seemed like there were a plethora of positions for undergraduates (it's kind of frustrating thinking the demand disappeared so quickly).

  5. If I still have the attention of my idols/peers, anyone who has experience in the field, what technologies should I learn that apply to your niche? I don't care if it's systems engineering, aerospace, robotics, full-stack, quant/finance-coding, artificial intelligence, physics/chemistry simulating, mobile apps, game development... The whole deal (almost said full-stack again, hahaha). I love it all. Again, "I just wanna code."

  6. Should I try freelance websites? Push my app ideas onto local business (non-software oriented)? Keep building my project portfolio?

If you've read this far without skipping, thank you for taking the time to hear me out. Any and all advice/criticism about this post or my situation is welcome. Please, please, please let me know if this anxiety is warranted. Thank you again!

/* Disclaimer: This post was sent from a mobile device. Please excuse any syntactical/compile-time related errors. XD */

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Have you talked to any of your professors about networking?

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A question about programming/coding training.

Anyone here have any good recommendations on coding training in or around the Puget Sound area? Someone has offered to pay for my retraining and I want to take advantage of the opportunity.

#programming #coding #software #softwaredevelopment #kitsap #KitsapCounty #PugetSound #thepugetsound

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Hey Mike Grauer Jr , I think that's Fantastic that someone is offering you access to learn a trade with job skills that are in very high demand. I don't have a Coding program I can personally recommend to you within that area but I'm sure there are some Awesome coding Bootcamps throughout the Seattle area, see 7 coding bootcamps in Seattle.

Here's what I've been able to pick up from other member about coding the bootcamp selection process.

Bootcamps lengths are anywhere from 3 - 12 months depending on the coding programs you prefer and/or level of experience/expertise when you go into the program.

Select your preferred language but keep in mind the more languages you know the better your job prospects will be upon graduation.

Online vs Classroom. This is another key factor to consider. Classroom learning is a traditional method most students are familiar with. There are a lot of obvious advantages (one on one learning, peer training, more collaboration, real time assistance, etc.) but these programs require full time schedule commitments working students find difficult to accommodate. Online learning may offer a more flexible schedule solution.

Do you already have a program selected? What type of languages are you interested in? Keep us updated on your progress with this career opportunity Mike Grauer Jr . Sounds Exciting!

Happy 4th of July :-)

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Is Video Game Development A Real Job???

Yes, of course it is!!! If you don't believe me, read this article from an editor from Tech Crunch about his defense behind it!

https://techcrunch.com/2015/03/20/dear-teacher-a-video-game-developer-is-a-real-job-and-should-be-celebrated/

Join the group Comp. Science and Game Dev.: https://www.jobcase.com/groups/088c7033-71bc-4122-a552-3b4f2ebb7c58 for everything related with articles and etc!

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What a short sighted comment made by the teacher in this article. Yes, multi-media artists, animators, Is Programmer, Web Developer, Graphic designer, Art Director, Craft and Fine Artists are REAL JOBS with phenomenal earning potential.

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Really, late night news at 1a when you get home from work plus more but I will let you experience this journey. All the answers are there.

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Business Experience

I have Been trying to get in to programming now for several years. When I do hear a response" your too green" "you do not have the business experience needed". I have an Associates degree from ITT(which is shut down now ) I did program for PA and saved them a lot of money on advertising for bids on school construction or basic needs of a school, when schools need it. How do you gain business experience when no one will hire you?

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Hi john Uhl ! Have you tried doing freelance projects online? There is usually a pretty low barrier to entry, you can add projects as experience to your resume, and may gain projects as ongoing positions. Sites like UpWork and fiverr offer opportunities for freelancers to get started. Hopefully this helps you build experience!

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Questions???

If anyone has any questions about computer science or game development, feel free to ask! We'll do our best to answer yours questions.

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Leonard Pace
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Thanks so much, David, I really apppreciate it!

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Quinton McMurrin
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What are some of the jobs in the video game development field.

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Samantha Green
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I just forwarded this info to all my nieces and nephews.. Thank you!

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