Tell me about a career in computer science please! Thanks!
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Post  Sun, Sep 29 2013, 11:04 pm
BlueRose, thank you for all of those links- I really appreciate the time you took to post them!

Another question: I met someone who has a good job in networking; he didn't get a degree - he taught himself the programs and took a test to get a certificate... which got me thinking:

Is this a field where a degree is important, or is it more like graphics, where, as long as you know the stuff, employers generally don't care about the degree??
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Post  Mon, Sep 30 2013, 1:51 am
I have a BA in computer science but I was never asked for it

it is on my resume but more important I think was my letter of references and the work I show I did
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Post  Mon, Sep 30 2013, 10:27 am
I'm not really sure about networking, but in a lot of technology fields, if you can really prove that you know the field well, they will probably take a chance on you even without a degree. However... it's not so simple to prove that, and from what I understand these self-certification tests are not so trusted anymore.

But if you have verifiable experience or significant projects you can demonstrate to an employer that you were heavily involved in, I think it can go a long way.

That being said, there are always going to be some companies that won't even consider you if you don't have a degree (for example, Google).
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Post  Wed, Oct 02 2013, 7:40 am
e1234 wrote:
I am a computer programmer - I learned it 16 years ago and I have been programming for 14 years.

I really enjoy programming (I do mostly web and database programming) I love learning new things which you have to like with computers as things are always changing.

I work freelance which has it's plusses and minus's
I hate collecting money - I think I would prefer a company where I just do the programming but in the meantime it's working for me to do the project management and programming and I've developed myself a freelance business boruch hashem that I can work around my kids

e1234, can you tell me about working in this field as a freelancer? How do you market yourself? What made you decide to freelance?

Thank you!
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Post  Wed, Oct 02 2013, 12:47 pm
As far as what languages to learn. Look into Java and Ruby on Rails, anything Object Oriented Prog.
Lower level programming would involve C, C++

Also, software engineer is often an outcome of CS program of study. In our days you will want to be a software engineer rather than a programmer.
Today developing a program is a much complex process with many stages. Google Agile software development to get an idea.

I would say that being in a good CS program (school) will allow you to experience various aspects of CS field and help you narrow down the direction you will take in your career development.
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Post  Sun, Mar 24 2019, 6:01 am
I know this is from a while ago, but if it's helpful- I just heard there is a new ENGLISH computer science B.Sc. degree at Machon Tal in Yerushalayim. Totally frum environment and very affordable tuition. Machon Tal is a great school but was always closed off to me because all of the science and tech degrees were in hebrew.

A woman named Mrs. Berger is in charge of the program and you can email her at bberger@jct.ac.il.

Hope that's helpful!
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Post  Sun, Mar 24 2019, 6:07 am
TranquilityandPeace, guess the computer science thing didn't work out, huh? Cool
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