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Would you become a software developer again?   [Edit]

Survey period: 8 Dec 2008 to 15 Dec 2008

If you could travel back in time to before you discovered software development, but had the knowledge you have today, would you travel the same path, and become a software developer? (Suggested by RichardInToronto)

OptionVotes% 
Yes, definitely1,02263.91
Yes, but I would change my area of focus28217.64
No, there are other professions I am more interested in now18911.82
No, but I wouldn't know what other profession to go into764.75
I am not a software developer301.88



 
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Joe Q8-Dec-08 2:12
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Keith Rule8-Dec-08 6:36
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kirsty pollock wrote:
I'd have been a singer (my other main talent) and then done the degree/got into computing later in life.


There was a fellow that worked with me a few years ago that was a good guitarist and a very good EE/SW guy. He made friends with a singer in a famous 70's rock band (before the resurgence of 70's music). One day the singer called him and asked him to tour as a guitarist and the tech manager. He did that for about 6 months and then came back to work with us. Before he came back, I was able to see he play with the band when they had a local concert (it's kind of fun to say "I'm with the band").

When he came back he said it was because he got sick of the road and the way band members treated their support crew (probably more of the latter). But not long after that he got a job at a company that focuses on HW/SW for music, movies and home theater.

So it's possible to have it both ways. Apparently touring with a famous band as a guitarist is a good resume builder for some entertainment oriented HW/SW companies.

Keith Rule

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