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By iamlarryboy ·
For a school project I need an interview with sombody employed in computer science. I do not know anyone in this field so if you are currently employed(or recently employed) in any area of computer science could you please answer the following simple questions. Please send the answers to iamlarryboy@softhome.net before May 3. Thanks!

1. Name?
2. What is your job specificly?
3. What are your duties on an average day?
4. What is a typical day on the job like?
5. How often do you change jobs?
6. When did you start working in computer science?
7. How has it changed since then?
8. Why did you enter into computer science?
9. How much education did you need?
10. What would you advise someone looking to get into your field or computer science in general?

Thank you for your time!

Jeff Paetkau

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by Al Macintyre In reply to Career project for school

My job title is Director of Information Systems but the reality is that someone has to manage the computer technical stuff & I am 100% of the staff for programming analysis, backups, testing new software (before I hand it over to the users to check it out), operations not yet automated, security, trouble shooting, etc.

There is no such thing as a typical day. There are in fact days that are similar.

I have been with my current job since 1984. The longest before that was 16 years at one place ... I am now age 55 & have been in this profession since about 20.

The difference between when I started & today has been like the difference between night & day, and it changes quite often like that.

I got into it because I flunked out of college ... my current job recently had a survey in which we all were asked for the qualifications neccessary for someone to replace us ... I said that a high school drop out could do my job if they had several years of AS/400 & ERP experience, while a Certified Data P

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by JustMeAngie In reply to Career project for school

I sent you an email with the above info. I wish you luck. Have a great day.

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