You are not logged in.

#1 2015-11-05 21:03:15

shadowplay
Member
From: Dublin, Ireland
Registered: 2015-10-24
Posts: 57

What's your day job?

Browsing around the various forums, I get the impression that most members work in areas such as sys admin, networks or devops.

Would that be a fair assessment?

My day job is software development (various assemblers, C/C++, Java, C# and some R/python).

What's your day job?

Offline

#2 2015-11-05 21:06:22

Head_on_a_Stick
Member
From: London
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 8,759
Website

Re: What's your day job?

Despatch rider.


“Et ignotas animum dimittit in artes.” — Ovid, Metamorphoses, VIII., 18.

Forum Rules   •   How to report a problem   •   Software that rocks

Offline

#3 2015-11-05 21:08:18

damo
....moderator....
Registered: 2015-08-20
Posts: 5,086

Re: What's your day job?

Marina operative


Be Excellent to Each Other...

FORUM RULES and posting guidelines «» Help page for forum post formatting
Artwork on DeviantArt  «» BunsenLabs on DeviantArt

Offline

#4 2015-11-05 21:13:10

shadowplay
Member
From: Dublin, Ireland
Registered: 2015-10-24
Posts: 57

Re: What's your day job?

damo wrote:

Marina operative

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Despatch rider.

These aren't the answers i was expecting!

I guess it demonstrates my naive assumptions about BL users!

This opens up another question....how did you guys get into Linux and BL?

Offline

#5 2015-11-05 21:16:39

Head_on_a_Stick
Member
From: London
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 8,759
Website

Re: What's your day job?

shadowplay wrote:

how did you guys get into Linux

Read about it in a magazine a couple of years ago and was curious because of a brief experience with UNIX systems in my teens (I used to type my English essays out on a Sun SPARCstation so my Dad could typeset them in LaTeX and print them out on the university laser printer).

Once I tried it, I was hooked.
smile


“Et ignotas animum dimittit in artes.” — Ovid, Metamorphoses, VIII., 18.

Forum Rules   •   How to report a problem   •   Software that rocks

Offline

#6 2015-11-05 21:19:22

Hauffi
Member
Registered: 2015-11-04
Posts: 27

Re: What's your day job?

I got into linux through getting bored with my computer, as for my job, I don't have one. I go to school.


Feel free to contact me through XMPP and Email. | Github.

Offline

#7 2015-11-05 21:22:56

Horizon_Brave
Operating System: Linux-Nettrix
Registered: 2015-10-18
Posts: 1,473

Re: What's your day job?

I work at the Hardware/Software company Alcatel-Lucent. What's really neat is that Alcatel-Lucent owns Bell Labs. So in my office, at Murry Hill, there's a ton of history with the development of UNIX and the Bell telephone system. Upstairs from my desk, is Dennis Richie's old office.

Personally I work in the IMS development and integration department. But working here around all of these other engineers, developers and administrators is very humbling. If you look up the history of Bell Labs..it's a fascinating story...We created a lot in the past!


"I have not failed, I have found 10,000 ways that will not work" -Edison

Offline

#8 2015-11-05 21:23:30

shadowplay
Member
From: Dublin, Ireland
Registered: 2015-10-24
Posts: 57

Re: What's your day job?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
shadowplay wrote:

how did you guys get into Linux

Read about it in a magazine a couple of years ago and was curious because of a brief experience with UNIX systems in my teens (I used to type my English essays out on a Sun SPARCstation so my Dad could typeset them in LaTeX and print them out on the university laser printer).

Once I tried it, I was hooked.
smile

LOL - that's a great back-story!

Offline

#9 2015-11-05 21:31:15

shadowplay
Member
From: Dublin, Ireland
Registered: 2015-10-24
Posts: 57

Re: What's your day job?

Horizon_Brave wrote:

I work at the Hardware/Software company Alcatel-Lucent. What's really neat is that Alcatel-Lucent owns Bell Labs. So in my office, at Murry Hill, there's a ton of history with the development of UNIX and the Bell telephone system. Upstairs from my desk, is Dennis Richie's old office.

Personally I work in the IMS development and integration department. But working here around all of these other engineers, developers and administrators is very humbling. If you look up the history of Bell Labs..it's a fascinating story...We created a lot in the past!

WOW...surrounded by history.

My first job out of college in 1986 was developing in C, and K&R was like the bible.....you should take pictures of his old office.....you'll be in your rocking chair some day and be able to impress the new kids with your proximity to "the R in K&R" :-)

Offline

#10 2015-11-05 21:31:43

pvsage
Internal Affairs
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 1,433

Re: What's your day job?

Currently work on the local supply chain side of retail (receiving, freight).  It's a paycheck.

Been interested in Linux and FOSS in general since about 1995, but couldn't free myself of hardware dependent on Windows-only drivers (Mandrake couldn't find its way through my winmodem) until the late Oughts, which was when I found Dellbuntu and eventually Debian and CrunchBang.


Be excellent to each other, and...party on, dudes!
BunsenLabs Forum Rules
Tending and defending the Flame since 2009

Offline

#11 2015-11-05 21:36:57

shadowplay
Member
From: Dublin, Ireland
Registered: 2015-10-24
Posts: 57

Re: What's your day job?

pvsage wrote:

It's a paycheck.

I can relate to this....currently I'm developing in C# on Windows for a living, with the only saving grace that i get to dabble in C/C++ every now and then.

Offline

#12 2015-11-05 21:46:02

Panda
Member
Registered: 2015-10-30
Posts: 262

Re: What's your day job?

I'm about as far from an Information Technology occupation as you can get, Substance Abuse Counselor.


“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today a gift...
That's why they call it the present"

― Master Oogway

Offline

#13 2015-11-05 21:46:59

damo
....moderator....
Registered: 2015-08-20
Posts: 5,086

Re: What's your day job?

shadowplay wrote:

....
This opens up another question....how did you guys get into Linux and BL?

I had an old laptop that was grinding to a halt with XP, and my little bro said to try Ubuntu. It ground to a halt with Gutsy Gibbon, so then I found Crunchbang, and started tweaking smile


Be Excellent to Each Other...

FORUM RULES and posting guidelines «» Help page for forum post formatting
Artwork on DeviantArt  «» BunsenLabs on DeviantArt

Offline

#14 2015-11-05 21:54:28

shadowplay
Member
From: Dublin, Ireland
Registered: 2015-10-24
Posts: 57

Re: What's your day job?

Panda wrote:

Substance Abuse Counselor.

Well....today i learned something new....just because I've registered on some (relatively) obscure Linux forum, don't assume everyone is a techie!

I'm genuinely humbled (correct word?)...either way, I'm just blown over by the diversity of BL users....completely unexpected.

Offline

#15 2015-11-05 21:54:35

C#Coder4ever
BL Keyboard Troll
From: /dev/zero
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 261

Re: What's your day job?

being a student


Peripheral, SBC, and router addict lmao
Keeb & SSD Discussions | GitLab

Offline

#16 2015-11-05 21:56:44

shadowplay
Member
From: Dublin, Ireland
Registered: 2015-10-24
Posts: 57

Re: What's your day job?

damo wrote:

Gutsy Gibbon, so then I found Crunchbang, and started tweaking smile

Ahhh....Ubuntu....the gateway distro(TM)  :-)

Offline

#17 2015-11-05 21:58:36

wagmic
Member
From: Casablanca
Registered: 2015-09-30
Posts: 73

Re: What's your day job?

hi i have my own society (small we 're 2), we work in electricity and i do what i want! big_smile
I am not going to be rich wit this job but it's  a choice.

Last edited by wagmic (2015-11-05 22:01:27)


La liberté, personne ne peut l’expliquer mais tout le monde peut la comprendre.Cecilia Meireles
Tout ce qui n'est pas donné ou partagé est perdu (proverbe tsigane)

Offline

#18 2015-11-05 22:03:06

shadowplay
Member
From: Dublin, Ireland
Registered: 2015-10-24
Posts: 57

Re: What's your day job?

C#Coder4ever wrote:

being a student

Comp Sci?

Do they teach C or C++ in college these days? Java still a thing or have they moved to C#?

Offline

#19 2015-11-05 22:04:58

glittersloth
...always giving it to you straight
Registered: 2015-09-30
Posts: 847

Re: What's your day job?

Commercial photographer, though I mostly do design and lighting work these days.

Offline

#20 2015-11-05 22:13:03

Panda
Member
Registered: 2015-10-30
Posts: 262

Re: What's your day job?

shadowplay wrote:

don't assume everyone is a techie!

We're certainly an eclectic bunch! I take that fact as an indication of a healthy and prosperous community.
big_smile


“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today a gift...
That's why they call it the present"

― Master Oogway

Offline

#21 2015-11-05 22:14:33

Unia
Octo-portal-pussy
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 355
Website

Re: What's your day job?

shadowplay wrote:
C#Coder4ever wrote:

being a student

Comp Sci?

Do they teach C or C++ in college these days? Java still a thing or have they moved to C#?

Computer Science student here. I was taught OOP in Java, but also had Embedded Software and Operating Systems courses teaching C and C++.


If you can't sit by a cozy fire with your code in hand enjoying its simplicity and clarity, it needs more work. --Carlos Torres

Offline

#22 2015-11-05 22:15:41

Hauffi
Member
Registered: 2015-11-04
Posts: 27

Re: What's your day job?

shadowplay wrote:
C#Coder4ever wrote:

being a student

Comp Sci?

Do they teach C or C++ in college these days? Java still a thing or have they moved to C#?

The college around here uses Java. It would be nice if it was C, but whatever.


Feel free to contact me through XMPP and Email. | Github.

Offline

#23 2015-11-05 22:35:33

pa$$word
Member
Registered: 2015-10-02
Posts: 111

Re: What's your day job?

I am a robot.

Offline

#24 2015-11-05 22:40:24

shadowplay
Member
From: Dublin, Ireland
Registered: 2015-10-24
Posts: 57

Re: What's your day job?

Hauffi wrote:

The college around here uses Java. It would be nice if it was C, but whatever.

I guess the jobs are in Java and C# (plus the various web frameworks - node.js, angular, etc)...there aren't many jobs in Ireland looking for C...most are in the web space, and any server-side stuff looks like Java, C# and some small amount in C++. Go seems popular with the internet-of-things and startups in general.

Offline

#25 2015-11-05 22:44:31

hhh
Meep!
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 8,486
Website

Re: What's your day job?

Former classical freelance violinist/violist whose transitioning into jazz/alternative. Hired today doing bicycle delivery after a couple of weeks without work, last 2 day gigs were dishwasher.

I hope we get that donation thing happening sometime soon.

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB