question to digipen folk and graduate courses

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    lmao

    why is it retarded stuff like that that always makes me laugh

    dont answer that

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    A lot of people are hesitant to major in CS now-a-days (any CS, not digipen's RTIS) because it's becoming hard to find a job. The problem isn't that there are a lot of good programmers out there -- the problem is that most graduates simply aren't good programmers. I look at it similarly to how I look at people who major in something like music. Sure, you can go through college majoring in music, but does that make you a good composer? Not necessarily. The same thing goes for CS, only now, no one seems to understand that, yet they all want to be programmers.
    He is absolutely right.going to school just to get the paper
    wont do no good.I wasted 5 years for my paper(mech eng)
    just so, my mom & dad would get off my back & having some
    education .
    I never enjoyed it(except the pub life) & naturaly didnt
    practice it afterward.

    I truly enjoy coding(never took a course for it). just a hobby.
    If only i would have known programming sooner, those
    5 years would have been a true & funfilled academic gains.

    Do they offer online courses at digipen .?


    edit;
    Come to think of it, may be a few of the brains on this
    sight would be interested to teach in a cyber class.
    If i get the capital & license(you need 3 ppl with teaching credentials).Imagine all the tuition we collect.
    Hey you may be the next dean of game design faculty!.

    cheers!

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    >>Do they offer online courses at digipen .?
    nope....
    guns dont kill people, abortion clinics kill people.

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    Wow..Don't ask me how i found this thread. I was interested in it because I'm a student at DigiPen (Lebanese' Campus)..I'm just in my junior year (Well it's DigiPen's first year in Lebanon). I just wanted to point that DigiPen concentrates a little bit on games more than other Universities is that it believes that Games are the most complex 'programs' to write. That doesn't mean that it doesn't concentrate on other stuff like OS...Well I must admit that it's tough, but it's worth it...

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    Holy forum necromancy, batman!

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    > Games are the most complex 'programs' to write.

    erm, dont get me wrong, i love game programming and i know they can be very complex but definatly not the most complex programs. try programming something like "Maple"

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    Talking

    Any cute girls at digipen?

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    >>At first I thought it may just be here, but I've talked to several people from many different schools who have majored in CS, software engineering, and the like, and I've noticed that none of them could program very well at all. Not only do they have trouble with advanced concepts in programming, but I've found that they don't even know the entire language. <<

    Thats why companies want experienced programmers. It takes a while (year or two) to get up to 'comercial' speed.


    >>A lot of people are hesitant to major in CS now-a-days .. because it's becoming hard to find a job.<<

    Very hard or the pay is being significantly reduced. There seems to still be openings for cheap graduates (who will work for nothing to get experience).
    Or guys with ten years plus in ten different languages (three you have never heard of).
    This has a lot to do with large companies sending their IT departments offshore (or fully outsourcing) where labour is cheaper.


    >>you are required to make a game with a group of 5 other people. Imagine all the problems you had the first month or two of programming and then multiply that by 5 to get an idea of what you have to work with.<<

    The joys of team building, get used to it.
    Those with the knowledge are expected to impart their wisdom to the masses. (in effect free teaching for the college)
    Just as a wise manager allocates tasks to those in the team who have an aptitude for them.
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
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    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

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    Originally posted by novacain
    >>At first I thought it may just be here, but I've talked to several people from many different schools who have majored in CS, software engineering, and the like, and I've noticed that none of them could program very well at all. Not only do they have trouble with advanced concepts in programming, but I've found that they don't even know the entire language. <<

    Thats why companies want experienced programmers. It takes a while (year or two) to get up to 'comercial' speed.


    A lot of schools only cover the basics of several different languages, while going more in depth into algorithms than "real world projects"(real world projects are very time consuming, and difficult to cover in college's semester time frame).

    I did a co-op program, which really helped me to code very well. I had to write two real world programs within a team enviroment.

    I think students who go out in look for summer and/or part time interns as programmers will be very well suited in the real world (right out of college).

    I remember reading an article (posted on this message board) saying that most companies will only hire cs students right out of college if they have completed a project, or have done internships as a programmer while in college.

    Just thought I'd throw that out here!

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    Originally posted by Terrance
    Any cute girls at digipen?
    Does this mean no cute girls...?

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    no everyone just has sex with poly

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