Re: Advancing oneself personally and professionally as a programmer (discussion)by cadfael (Friar)
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Where does one begin?
I am 49, with a M.S in zoology and about 23 years of computing experience beginning with an Apple 2+.
After several years of teaching at the 4 year college level, I found myself involved in a genetics research laboratory. Since I was one of the few who was computer literate at the time, it fell to me to program record keeping applications.
As this evolved into a large, well-funded project, I was asked to set up a Unix network and a relational database server to handle the increased data that were flowing into our flat-file database. Years later I am still with the same research group with enhanced responsibilities and a comfortable salary.
Some factors that made all this possible:
In Section Meditations