jmbi
I spent a summer working remotely for a startup building golang web applications, it was quite fun. Sadly, I had to give it up due to school (highschool). Now it's summer again and I'm doing freelance work with my own company (mostly making simple web pages for small businesses).

(04-06-2016, 04:35 AM)jaagr Wrote: Software Developer/Engineer working in the stock market domain with main focus on service operability. Most code written in Erlang, Scala and Java. I love it but I see a future where
I branch out and start something new.

That sounds really interesting, I'd love to get into the "stock market domain" once I'm out of college, particularly high frequency trading. I assume you're pretty well versed in the actor model of programming, have you seen <a href="http://www.ponylang.org/">Pony</a>? It's still very new, but already much faster than all the languages you mentioned. I'm excited to see it grow and curious on your opinion on it with your job experience.

(04-06-2016, 10:06 AM)mpr Wrote: I'm two months into an internship at an astrophysical research center. I work for a guy who is designing the active optics system for a large telescope. Active optics is the system that moves the mirrors of the telescope around in real time to account for disturbances in the atmosphere. It's been a lot to learn but super cool so far. I've worked on geometric simulations and ray tracing, which suits me because I prefer a good deal of math in my work. Been using python, C, and CUDA C++.

Wow, what an awesome gig. Are you guys doing some machine learning stuff? I'd assume that'd require some pretty serious computing power.

(14-09-2015, 08:32 PM)ashen Wrote: It's interesting the diversity of users we have here, honestly. Anything from highschoolers to sysadmins to Wendy's workers.

I'm still a highschooler, myself. This is my senior year though so I'm going to have to start working to help support the family next year because the good ol' government is taking away our tax money this upcoming summer because of god knows what.

Fun times all around. I'd like to work at a company that supports Open Source software, if possible, but those seem to be few and far between. I think an absolute requirement for a job for me, though, would be that I was able to independently work on my own projects without the company being able to claim ownership, since I've heard that's a thing that some companies will do.

Glad to see a fellow highschooler around here, and yes the diversity is an aspect I've come to love about this place.

As for your job search, I personally just had a few projects on my github to show I could code well and applied to very small startups (1-3 people), and offered my services for pretty cheap (double minimum wage) and had a few offers within two weeks or so of doing that. Most small startups are run by people like us who love the open source movement and are glad to help an aspiring programmer out (as long as you have a good foundation). I wish you the best of luck!
jaagr
I'll answer your questions once I'm done with another post, but I just wanted to say that we would love to see your study on Pony being faster than akka or erlang proc actors... It's also a veeeery bold statement to make not knowing our infrastructure. And think your concerns; there's alot more than speed on your req. spec.

You'll be able to read more about my take on that in my other post.
jmbi
(04-06-2016, 04:46 PM)jaagr Wrote: I'll answer your questions once I'm done with another post, but I just wanted to say that we would love to see your study on Pony being faster than akka or erlang proc actors... It's also a veeeery bold statement to make not knowing our infrastructure. And think your concerns; there's alot more than speed on your req. spec.

You'll be able to read more about my take on that in my other post.

Awesome, I look forward to it. I'm mainly going off <a href="http://www.ponylang.org/benchmarks_all.pdf">this document</a>, which I found quite interesting.
mpr
(04-06-2016, 12:57 PM)jmbi Wrote:
(04-06-2016, 10:06 AM)mpr Wrote: I'm two months into an internship at an astrophysical research center. I work for a guy who is designing the active optics system for a large telescope. Active optics is the system that moves the mirrors of the telescope around in real time to account for disturbances in the atmosphere. It's been a lot to learn but super cool so far. I've worked on geometric simulations and ray tracing, which suits me because I prefer a good deal of math in my work. Been using python, C, and CUDA C++.

Wow, what an awesome gig. Are you guys doing some machine learning stuff? I'd assume that'd require some pretty serious computing power.


We don't do any machine learning; tracing light rays through optical systems is pretty much a solved problem. Training algorithms wouldn't get us better answers. We do however leverage a lot of computing power. We have CUDA C++ code that runs on the gpu. The optical systems we need to simulate are huge, and we need to do it in real time.

For anyone interested, the math involved is some differential calculus, some numerical methods, and some linear algebra. Would be happy to answer more specific questions.
Mrat
Actually studying in a course tied to this enterprise:
https://www.globant.com

So, trying to get a job there. Then, once i find (or found?) a job, starting a new career in some university, depending to where i live.

I'm studying Systems Engineering in my city, but, since i need a job to keep studying, i should get one and then restart my life.

Edit: Please, correct my english if it's wrong
hades
You guys have some seriously cool jobs.

I now work in the "Plans and Resources" section of a small Communications Squadron for the ANG, it's a federal govt position, but I have to wear my uniform to work every day.

Basically, I:
- Handle all IT acquisitions for the base - I review costs, purchase sources, etc, and have to sign off on all IT purchases, as well as work with Contracting on large purchases.
- Manage long-distance circuits. We have fiber coming to and from our facilities and demarcing at multiple locations, and I have to keep it all straight, escort contractors coming to do maintenance on demarc points, know which circuits go where, keep billing info and records straight, and all that jazz.
- IT Asset Inventory: I have to keep up with an IT Asset inventory that includes anything that processes, connects to the network, etc. From Tablets to laptops to routers to monitors. Each section has an ITEC that is responsible for that section's assets. I have to go from section to section periodically and audit their accountability, make sure they all get their annual training, and am the only person who can edit the inventory, which has over 4000 assets.
- Project Management: It seems like every other week, some new project gets released by NGB or AFSC or some other higher agency, and they're sending people or equipment out to our base or need someone there past midnight, or we have to fill out some survey. This takes up the majority of my work time, just keeping projects straight, gathering information, escoring contractors, etc.
- Lifecycle management: the Air Force really doesn't like us using or having equipment that's out of warranty. Every year, they ask for numbers on equipment going out of warranty the next year, and send us pretty much whatever we ask for (when it comes to common stuff like laptops/desktops/printers/etc)


I like what I do, but I really want to get a development/programming job. Starting on my BaS in Software Development next month should help.
Tmplt
I haven't done much work. I only sold newspapers, and worked as a gardener for a few summers, but aside from that I've always been studying.

Soon I'll be in the second half of the first year of uni, (compsci). With zero interest in work for the forseeable future, I'm defenitely going to be heavy in debt after my (at least) five years.
acg
I've been working as freelance web developer for some time. I don't really like web development, but that's what gets me income in a flexible way as I study. By the time I write this I'm a software engineering student.




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