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canadmos

Cake Tease
May 29, 2011
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Canaderp
I'm currently in college studying computer sciences and am gearing myself towards becoming some sort of Junior Administrator with a healthy background in data communication security. I'm doing this up here in Toronto and I have always been open to eventually moving to the States (lived in Denver for two years and loved it), if the right opportunity pops up. As long as I don't fail any courses, I should be graduating in the Spring of 2014.

How is the job market looking where all of you work (specifically speaking to anyone in IT)? Any hotspots or booming areas? I really have no clue what is happening down there.

I should have an internship term coming in September, too. Anyone have an opening? Haha. Willing to work for beer and a place to crash with my bike!
 

stevew

unique white person
Sep 21, 2001
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if you are in toronto you should be at the quest for fire/the highest order/surinam show right fvcking now...
 

bean

Turbo Monkey
Feb 16, 2004
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There are lots of tech jobs in Boulder. Particularly for programmers. There's been a continual shortage of those over the past few years.
 

$tinkle

Expert on blowing
Feb 12, 2003
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There are lots of tech jobs in Boulder. Particularly for programmers. There's been a continual shortage of those over the past few years.
know 2 ppl from DC who moved there recently.
one's a PM, the other BD/bus capture
neither would have a gig if it weren't for their developers, so yeah...what you said.
 

$tinkle

Expert on blowing
Feb 12, 2003
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arrived to my inbox a min ago:
Everyone
I need an additional consultant to join our team for a short gig in
Kazakhstan. May-June 2013
Requirement: consultant will be a 1099 and needs to be in good health
and have own health insurance. Need to have some COMSEC experience as
well.
If interested contact me at ****@gmail.com
implied requirement is ability to disassemble & shoot any "recovered" SKS or kalishikov, and having graduated SERE school
 

canadmos

Cake Tease
May 29, 2011
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Canaderp
That sounds like a sweet job opportunity haha

I am honestly so confused right now. I want to persue administration or network design of some sort after I graduate, but I am doing best in my programming classes...Even though I don't fully enjoy writing code. And with that said, the only programming classes I've taken has been for asp, BASH and and Perl.

I just can't wait to graduate and be done stressing about all these rediculous assignments, tests and exams. Not to mention the boring as all **** literature courses I usually get stuck with.
 

bean

Turbo Monkey
Feb 16, 2004
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Boulder
That sounds like a sweet job opportunity haha

I am honestly so confused right now. I want to persue administration or network design of some sort after I graduate, but I am doing best in my programming classes...Even though I don't fully enjoy writing code. And with that said, the only programming classes I've taken has been for asp, BASH and and Perl.

I just can't wait to graduate and be done stressing about all these rediculous assignments, tests and exams. Not to mention the boring as all **** literature courses I usually get stuck with.
The ridiculous assignments don't end when you get a job. But you get paid for completing them.
 

binary visions

The voice of reason
Jun 13, 2002
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I am honestly so confused right now. I want to persue administration or network design of some sort after I graduate, but I am doing best in my programming classes...Even though I don't fully enjoy writing code. And with that said, the only programming classes I've taken has been for asp, BASH and and Perl.
Pursue what you enjoy.

I hate writing code. It's useful to be able to do some coding/scripting in virtually all areas of IT, so it's good knowledge to have and a good skill to employ, but if you have to do it all day every day, and you don't like it, you're going to want to jump off a bridge.

Your school doesn't have a more IT focused degree, instead of getting a computer science degree and not wanting to pursue computer science?
 

$tinkle

Expert on blowing
Feb 12, 2003
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I hate writing code. It's useful to be able to do some coding/scripting in virtually all areas of IT, so it's good knowledge to have and a good skill to employ, but if you have to do it all day every day, and you don't like it, you're going to want to jump off a bridge.

redneckognize!