I love the people that I work with. I know that not everyone can say that so I count my blessings and consider myself lucky to be surrounded by great people. I mentioned before that here at Storm8 there is a lot of cross collaboration and interaction between teams. Last week one of our software engineers graciously took the time out of his day to give me my first lesson in computer science.
The majority of Technical Recruiters out there do not possess a CS degree, and can only talk to engineering candidates on a high level. I’ve always had an interest in computers and technology growing up, but ended up double majoring in Liberal Arts (Sociology and Asian American Studies) in college. I never thought programming would mix well with my background. My colleague then pointed out that Steve Jobs once said,
“It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing, and nowhere is that more true than in these post-PC devices”
He then proceeded with the lesson on the white board pictured above (I had to edit some parts out). A Software Engineer guru I may never be, but that doesn’t mean I can’t learn and appreciate the beauty of it!
Here is a great article on the “Engineering vs. Liberal Arts” debate.