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bad at tech by Charlotte Greenson - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:21:25 EST ID:Zudx1stW No.36610 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I graduated with a liberal arts degree from a top private uni in the US a year ago- i originally got admitted for electrical & computer engineering (a top 10 program) and just struggled like hell in that major for 3 years before dropping into a (semi-useless) liberal arts major so i could gtfo with a degree. my gpa is sub >2.5

I got a shitload of C's, D's and F's in my engineering classes cause I was/am immature, had no discipline and never did my homework. i never moved past the sophomore level of courses, i.e I only got to signal processing, circuits, 3D calc, diff eq, thermo, and a bunch of 'intro' programming classes in C++, python. i did way better in my liberal arts classes cause they were mostly jokes. didn't make it to any junior 'specialized' work or any capstones.

now i'm at a small 'consulting' firm where i'm basically an excel monkey/note taking bitch making a bit below 59k a year. Yes i'm lucky to even have a job but i'm a paper pusher and I feel like I'm wasting my potential every day in an industry i give 0 fucks about

i always get an itch to self-study Ruby or something and try and get back into tech, or go back to grad school (dubious with my poopoo gpa) and try again at something 'useful'- even though I blew tits at anything i touched related to tech. at work I still read tech articles, I still have hordes of engineering textbooks i flip through from time to time cause i feel nostalgic.

Should I move on and leave tech behind since I suck at it or is there a chance to redeem myself?
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Martha Gandlefoot - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:05:40 EST ID:zS1cdVxh No.36611 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36610

Why not learn what you're interested in on the side? If you develop skills and have good projects posted on github that's better than classes
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Doris Blusslefire - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:33:30 EST ID:9QSfnS0r No.36614 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just so you know, no amount of programming that you can pick up in a few months will earn you 59k a year.

That being said if you don't think you are contributing something useful do it as a hobby get an Arduino, find some Hackerspace in your area and see where that takes you.
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Doris Blusslefire - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:40:53 EST ID:9QSfnS0r No.36615 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36611
>If you develop skills and have good projects posted on github that's better than classes
You can't really make a generalization like that.
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William Dovinghood - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:01:32 EST ID:mfkLzG/S No.36643 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Keep the 59k a year job.

Get up a few hours early every day and do this https://functionalcs.github.io /curriculum/ it's slow at first until you build mathematical maturity then you essentially tear through all the rest of the courses because it will be review/easier to do the psets.
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William Dovinghood - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:02:31 EST ID:mfkLzG/S No.36644 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36643
https://functionalcs.github.io/curriculum/ oops
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Sidney Drubblenitch - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:21:01 EST ID:9QSfnS0r No.36647 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36643
>Get up a few hours early
lol
>every day
good one
>build mathematical maturity
yeah do it, without going to any class
>you essentially tear through all the rest
rofl

I get the distinct impression that the last thing OP needs is a collection of links.
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Albert Turveystone - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 21:18:22 EST ID:1joa5uVv No.36686 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36647
but den u bee 1337 functional programmar.
no but it might be beneficial, idk.


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