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Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

Appearing busy and productive while farting around most of the day is the most important skill

Also getting a day's worth of work done in an hour or two, because you're actually turbo-productive when you need to

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Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

Shaman Linavi posted:

crs: redoing my resume to put more emphasis on my personal programming garbage since i haven't been gainfully employed as a software toucher for years
kill me

also wtb resume advice, i can pay in wow tokens

no one reads past the first page, make it count

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

12 problems in 1 hour is fine, I regularly fix 96 bugs a day at work.

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

Space Whale posted:

Luck turns around fast:
I, unfit for non-profit(heh) work, have the acumen, attention to detail and breadth of background in math, science, andd math ed to help with flight planning.

This means more than dodging volcanoes (sry Hawai'i). Like dodging certain airspaces, integrating fuel use at a cruise or max speed rate over your flight durarion accounting for emergency reserve, differences in efficiency if you hace a gravel or shell landing strip kit on your gulfstream, balancing poo poo so the plane doesn't go tail or nose heavy and loving stall.

Not only that, but developing emergency procedures: if engine fails at any given point in a plane's takeoff, flight, or landing, what do you do?

Also obstacle avoidance and figuring out runway slope, including splines if it's not linear.

:stare:
Imposter effect hoooooo

Imposter effect owns, it means you're not working on a fart app.

I currently work on a system that does hydrostatics and I barely understand anything about the domain, it's great.

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

EVGA Longoria posted:

on site is 3 more of those problems, and then another 3 hours of talking and white boarding an architecture problem.

why?

EVGA Longoria posted:

but drat, I want this job.

why?

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

qhat posted:

I've learned that no matter how much even the hiring manager insists that it's okay, you're always going to get a whiny baby in the on-site interview who will disregard everything else in your experience so they can nitpick on programming language.

It's easiest to just assume the recruiter and the interviewer have not talked or exchanged information about you at all, so nothing you've said or been told prior to the interview matters.

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

You're probably capable of doing whatever they want you to do but generalists are not sexy now or ever so you're better off just making something up

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

TheFluff posted:

This is how it generally works in some countries with legally mandated job security (that is, if you're a full time permanent employee, as long as you show up to work and at least try to do your job, it's borderline impossible to fire you - you can get laid off if the company is downsizing, though). For the first six months as a full time employee, the contract is close to how it works in the US - two weeks notice from the employer, no formal notice legally needed from the employee. After those six months though the company needs to decide if they want to get rid of you, and if they don't, the contract automatically converts from a probationary one to a permanent one.

My country has this and it mostly works as it's supposed to. 4-6 months trial period, during which you have the same benefits as permanent employees but either side can terminate the contract for pretty much any reason with minimal notice.

If you can't figure out whether someone's good in 6 months, maybe it's you that's bad.

e: of course software companies here still do grueling months-long recruitment processes, because it's trendy or some poo poo

Double Bill fucked around with this message at 12:31 on Jul 9, 2018

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

Sapozhnik posted:

oh god yeah london is loving dire

"yeaahhhh so we basically expect you to live in a closet or spend four hours a day commuting, and you're going to take it and you're going to loving like it because there is literally no work anywhere else in the country"

I got an offer for 70k (which is about what a senior dev can expect) in London a few years back, and seriously considered it until I looked up how much a deece apartment would cost in the city.

Yeah no.

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

Pollyanna posted:

like do we want people or what

If you did you wouldn't whiteboard knight's tour.

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

motedek posted:

deep learning hype getting out of control


PhD in statistics recommended

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

Are JavaScript developers commonly working for next to nothing, or is there oversupply of them now? Contacted by a :yayclod: company for full stack JS (not my favorite thing), comfortably passed the interviews and they completely lowballed the offer. Like so low its not even worth negotiating about. Serves me right for even considering doing JS, I suppose.

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

Boiled Water posted:

how do i politely tell a startup that no i'm not interested in being their python dev / backend dev / frontend engineer and data scientist?

By adding another zero to your salary request

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

Congrats you've graduated from "interviewing is garbage" to "wish I was a lizard"

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

qhat posted:

"we have no QA, developers are the QA team also"

what bullshit answer is this corporate code for?

We can avoid quality problems by writing good code

*writes poo poo code*

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

toiletbrush posted:

Is it bad form/does it make you look like a pussy if you get sent roles for Lead but say you really just want to be a regular dev?

Depends on whether Lead means anything more than "something to promote seniors to" in that company. I've been in a team that had 3 Lead devs, who were just experienced regular devs with no additional responsibilities whatsoever (the dream).

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

TheFluff posted:

anyone who wants you to write more than 100 lines of code or spend more than two hours can gently caress right off, they're just jerking off to their own cleverness and are discriminating against people with families or other commitments.

I recently did one that ended up being ~700 lines (REST API + SQL DB & ORM + integration with an external API + unit and integration tests). I ended up doing it because the tech stack was sane and I really wanted the job, but it was about two evenings worth of work.

Incidentally I just gave notice today and feeling pretty loving good about it.

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Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006

FMguru posted:

the only thing worse than having a job is not having a job

What about death, I heard it's good

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