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  • Anyone trying to get into iOS Development?

  • heyyyyy

    computer engineering finalist here. I've been learning opengl and trying to make an entry into the graphics field. I want to make a career out of it, it's really fun, but at the same time, I guess it's kind of a hipster field lol. Nobody's really talking about it.

  • relm

    heyyyyy

    computer engineering finalist here. I've been learning opengl and trying to make an entry into the graphics field. I want to make a career out of it, it's really fun, but at the same time, I guess it's kind of a hipster field lol. Nobody's really talking about it.

    My school has a Computer Graphics class involves learning OpenGL. I would so take it, but almost everyone I know who took it didn't really enjoy the class that much 😥

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    @relm This video almost got me into computer graphics lol

  • Im a CS grad student studying programming languages, gonna try and get a google internship this coming summer

  • relm

    heyyyyy

    computer engineering finalist here. I've been learning opengl and trying to make an entry into the graphics field. I want to make a career out of it, it's really fun, but at the same time, I guess it's kind of a hipster field lol. Nobody's really talking about it.

    graphics was probably the most difficult stuff i did in school, quite a lot of linear algebra required.
    also the most interesting stuff i did

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    @razertoaster wow! I would use a similar project. The graphics course in my school is not really good according to most people who took it, so I'm using textbooks and edX for now.

    and I guess that's why it's a hipster field. It's pretty low-level compared to blooming things like ML, pretty math intensive too, not really welcoming to someone who's not genuinely interested.

    @houndy yeah! that's partially why I'm so gravitated to it. I always liked math intensive tasks more than I liked the pragmatic software engineering things

    @Smoofer that's neat! I always thought programming languages was one of the most fun fields for research in computing

  • relm

    @razertoaster wow! I would use a similar project. The graphics course in my school is not really good according to most people who took it, so I'm using textbooks and edX for now.

    and I guess that's why it's a hipster field. It's pretty low-level compared to blooming things like ML, pretty math intensive too, not really welcoming to someone who's not genuinely interested.

    @houndy yeah! that's partially why I'm so gravitated to it. I always liked math intensive tasks more than I liked the pragmatic software engineering things

    @Smoofer that's neat! I always thought programming languages was one of the most fun fields for research in computing

    Yeah, I’m loving it so far. When I finished my undergrad I knew I wanted to go further into theory but complexity/decidability like a pure CS theorist would study is such a dead end in terms of career development. So I ended up choosing a really application-focused school and just hoping there would be some people that still liked theory but worked more in the middle. And it turns out there are and they all do PL

  • Also one of my first grad classes I was signed up for was graphics and I dropped that with the quickness

    It seems really deep and interesting if you like that kind of stuff but definitely a steep learning curve

  • Looking for new grads position right now, was only targeting big companies but haven't had much success so might have to lower my standards lol

  • texmaker

    Looking for new grads position right now, was only targeting big companies but haven't had much success so might have to lower my standards lol

    I was trying FAANG too, but had no luck. So I just accepted an offer from the company I interned at this summer

  • Smoofer

    Im a CS grad student studying programming languages, gonna try and get a google internship this coming summer

    That's awesome man! How's CS grad life? Are you aiming for your masters or PhD?

  • im a high school senior about to major in cs
    someone give me good advice

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    So ideally for my career I want to be doing something research related. Preferably in the industry so I can get paid adequately.

    Most of those jobs go to people with PhDs so that’s the current long term goal. But right now I’m in a masters program to scope things out, not only to see how I like academic research and if I would even want to do a PhD but also to see what kind of industry research jobs are available for people with just an MS. If I can get my foot in the door with the masters and work up to a researcher role that would be awesome.

    This was supposed to be @razertoaster

  • rhymingrhino

    im a high school senior about to major in cs
    someone give me good advice

    Program early and often. Even if it feels like you’re making inconsequential s*** the more time you have programming and the more familiarity the better. Even if you like more mathy/theory stuff programming is at the core of most CS careers

  • @texmaker Nothing wrong with getting experience elsewhere then later applying to a FAANG if that's what you want to do. If anything it would probably be easier to pass the interview.

    @razertoaster Realized I didn't talk about grad life in my other post - it's really chill, a lot more relaxed than undergrad. Like no professors are really on your ass about anything. BUT at the same time, since no one is on your ass about anything you have to be self-motivated. Like your progress will stagnate if you aren't actively putting work in. Sure you can pass the classes but that's not really what it's all about

  • Smoofer

    @texmaker Nothing wrong with getting experience elsewhere then later applying to a FAANG if that's what you want to do. If anything it would probably be easier to pass the interview.

    @razertoaster Realized I didn't talk about grad life in my other post - it's really chill, a lot more relaxed than undergrad. Like no professors are really on your ass about anything. BUT at the same time, since no one is on your ass about anything you have to be self-motivated. Like your progress will stagnate if you aren't actively putting work in. Sure you can pass the classes but that's not really what it's all about

    Yea tbh I just want to work on a high traffic web service since I figure that's where people will respect modern software development approaches, and I'll get to learn/use cool technologies and deal with cloud/scalability/distributed systems (since i studied it a bit in college).

  • texmaker

    Yea tbh I just want to work on a high traffic web service since I figure that's where people will respect modern software development approaches, and I'll get to learn/use cool technologies and deal with cloud/scalability/distributed systems (since i studied it a bit in college).

    Haha well my only advice would be to ask about their stack and software engineering practices during the interview. You would be surprised at how many places don’t use new technology or good SWE practices

  • Smoofer

    Haha well my only advice would be to ask about their stack and software engineering practices during the interview. You would be surprised at how many places don’t use new technology or good SWE practices

    Yeah for sure always checking for that in the job description

  • im into iOS development.

    Have an app in the app store :)

  • I'm a Web developer but learning to program games with the godot engine

  • relm

    heyyyyy

    computer engineering finalist here. I've been learning opengl and trying to make an entry into the graphics field. I want to make a career out of it, it's really fun, but at the same time, I guess it's kind of a hipster field lol. Nobody's really talking about it.

    Brehh that s*** is hard af lol

  • Shammy

    Brehh that s*** is hard af lol

    difficulty shouldn't really be a factor for someone to ever pursue their interests. I mean, if we have some objective measurement of difficulty, the unit that would count would still be a person's drive relative to difficulty

    for example, in college I had zero drive when it came to my embedded courses hehe

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    relm

    difficulty shouldn't really be a factor for someone to ever pursue their interests. I mean, if we have some objective measurement of difficulty, the unit that would count would still be a person's drive relative to difficulty

    for example, in college I had zero drive when it came to my embedded courses hehe

    Yea u rite. That was legit the first experience I rly had with programming lmao. I feel like to make the most of opengl u should be very solid on ur maths and trig's and linear algebra especially. I hope to revisit it one day lol

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