cruisegirl713 wrote:HI am a CS major and I have done nothing outside of the homework/projects given in class and it's about time I felt dis-satisfied with that. I am a 1.5 years into college and I still haven't programmed anything I felt I could be proud of. This is why I'm eager to jump to the hard stuff. Even if it takes a long time, at least I'm making progress on SOMETHING.
This makes me very happy to hear this coming from a college CS student. Discontent with your lack of out of curricular things to be proud of is both a sign of maturity and passion. Take this with a grain of salt as it comes from a college drop out who works full time as a software engineer in silicon valley.
It's a known fact, in silicon valley at least, that college education doesn't earn you respect. What earns you respect is creating cool things. Code created by you is more valuable then a piece of paper saying you sat in class for an extra 4 years. Interviews are _never_ done by HR, at least any of the ones i've been to, their always done by fellow software engineers or i've had i couple of dozen directly from CTOs and CEOs (mostly from trendy startups for contract positions, god damn the valley is fun like that).
That being said, i can't give you much advice on HON specifically. You might want to poke around with wire shark or crawl those cheat bot sheats you were talking about and only extracting the relevant parts.
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