My (formal) computer education

Posted by Chris on February 29th, 2008 filed in Uncategorized

I figure it couldn’t hurt to jot done some things about the computer classes I took in school.  When growing up in Dolton, if you scored high enough on the standardized tests, you could take a special summer class and basically play on the computers for the summer.  Way cool.  In Junior High, I was ruined as a programmer forever with a basic class.  In high school…  small towns are useless for education anyway.  College is more interesting.

C, C++, perl, html, java, java 2, user interface design, system administration, network programming, networking, Unix, CGI, windows programming, data structures in C.   I’m sure there are a few more in there somewhere.

By far the most interesting were the Data Structures, Perl, and network programming classes.  Data structures taught from the bare C – structures, algorithms, sorting, big-O notation, trees, that kind of thing.  Network Programming taught about networks, sockets, programming, I/O.  And perl made it easy and fun.  I think that’s why a lot of people fall into those languages.  They get to something that makes life so much easier and remember that forever.  Gee, this isn’t just interesting, it’s fun too!

I’ve got more, but this has been sitting for about a month

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