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How could I have better handled this problem project?

I was working on a project with two other people, one of whom wasn't putting in any effort at all. Since our modules were different I didn't care about his work at first. After finishing my modules I ...
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1answer
118 views

How do I reach out to my manager on the first day?

My first day at work is coming up soon and I would like to know how to reach out to my manager and tell him that I would be on campus on the said date and would love to have 1:1 with him. I am a ...
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How much should I insist on a job? [on hold]

I would love to have a certain job in another company, they did the initial phone interview and then nothing happened from there. I think I'm not very good at interviews, not because I get too ...
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Ideas for hearing-impaired student in a live software bootcamp setting

I wasn't quite sure what board to post this on, if it seems more applicable elsewhere, I apologize. A friend of mine has recently applied to a fairly new web development bootcamp program that would ...
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1answer
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What should i put on my resume as i have left the business to my other partners?

I had started a business in partnership and after 7 months left it and it is still running. How can I fill up this gap on my resume?
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How do I find and join a startup that would give me equity or profit-sharing? [closed]

How do I find and join a startup that would give me equity or profit-sharing? I assume, the conventional hiring sites are not the way, so what is the way?
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deal with a coworker who just didn't seem to get it

We have recently hired a new mid-level QA person, and the in the first few weeks, he did fine and seemed to catch up decently in training/learning of the product. When we finally assigned him "real" ...
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2answers
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Is not specifying salary requirements in a CV likely to elicit an automatic rejection in SE Asia?

I'm seeking new employment in southeast Asia; specifically, China and Hong Kong (though relevant answers about other, not-too-culturally-distant markets will be helpful), and in the software industry. ...
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1answer
115 views

Became lead developer - how to lead the team [closed]

I became a lead developer on the project I am working on 15 months now in a small company. I got additional developer under me to help with development. This is new thing to me. So I want to learn. ...
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3answers
264 views

Managing conflict with coworkers to relieve a hostile work environment [closed]

I work for a small software development team, and recently things have started getting extremely uncomfortable for me at work. We have a couple of girls who seem overly dramatic for no reason at ...
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2answers
126 views

How can I make the most of this situation? [closed]

For reasons that should be obvious, I've created a separate StackExchange account to ask this question. I do not have my resume up online anywhere. No where on line do I make any mention of looking ...
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5answers
561 views

A career in programming for a forgetful person [closed]

I am a budding programmer and very forgetful by nature. Having written a decent working app or some code and after about one week if I see the same code, it appears all new to me. It takes quite a ...
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1answer
141 views

What professional organizations are available for programmers? [closed]

I'm interested in seeing what computer software related professional organizations are out there and which ones are helpful for the careers of programmers. I've joined the ACM (Association for ...
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3answers
649 views

Letting employees choose their own IDE [closed]

I manage a team of developers and am evaluating the company's development standards in preparation for some new employees. Previously the tools we used have been pretty industry standard (e.g. Visual ...
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4answers
341 views

How do I encourage a non-technical boss to contribute something open-source? [closed]

My particular case: The CEO and his parents are the owners of the software company I work for. None of them are highly-technical, and thus are unlikely to understand open source principles when I ...
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5answers
897 views

How to deal with understanding the reason behind a layoff and capturing unsaid signs / issues that could have been a reason for the same

I have been laid off, and I am really trying to understand the reasons / reasoning behind it. Below is the context: We knew before hand that our company is going to do the process of layoffs. As a ...
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3answers
301 views

Reason to convey to new employer for rejecting already accepted offer

I'm a software professional. I got an offer in a company with a good package. But my current employer offered me an opportunity onsite which I feel is more valuable compared to the package offered by ...
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3answers
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How to convey I'm innocent when client thinks I'm responsible for missing data?

I have a remote client that I'm contracted for adding new features to their training website. Half way through the project, my client notified me that some data was missing for a two month period (I ...
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1answer
290 views

Coworker is overcomplicating a project to the extreme - and I'll be forced to maintain if I don't speak up - What do I do? [closed]

I am a software engineer and one of my coworkers is going off the deep end - I can identify pattern obsession tendencies, misapplication of programming models (async-await for a list needed on the ...
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3answers
266 views

Documentation - is it an assumed part of the job? [closed]

So I was told from higher-ups that a software engineer that left the company didn't document his processes and he should have as part of his duties. My gut reaction was to say - "you don't get what ...
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4answers
483 views

How do I help my teammates grow?

I consider myself a senior software developer, I have lots of experience and so forth. Some months ago, I've started a new job. The project itself is interesting and has potential, but is not ...
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2answers
401 views

Uncomfortable Culture at Work After Expansion [closed]

I work at a game development studio as a programmer. For the first year things were great but it started to expand and they hired a bunch of new people. One of the new people was a senior artist who ...
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3answers
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Selling software (Service, not acquisition) to my own employer [closed]

I'm a software developer, and like most I work on side projects in my personal time. In theory, one of these may one day be relevant to my own company (especially since I'm more likely to get a good ...
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How am I supposed to bill the company? [migrated]

I am working from home(Turkey) and the company I am working is based in Switzerland. I am not an employee of this company. I think this is called free-lance working, I am not sure. We do not have any ...
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1answer
87 views

How to list time on fellowship in PhD program on resume

I'm a PhD student in computer science. I'm strongly considering leaving with a Masters once I complete my coursework. I don't plan on quitting until I have a job offer, though. I have two ...
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4answers
226 views

I'm a slow learner, how can I speed up? [closed]

A bit of background: I'm in the software industry. 90% of the stuff I'm working on is/was completely new when I started in August 2014. I need to make the same mistake two or three times before I ...
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1answer
187 views

Is web design / web development really “in demand!” like its made out to be? [closed]

I've been on the computer for a really long time, just been dreaming and playing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript like a video game. I can't wrap my mind around 7.5 billion people on earth and how many of ...
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7answers
8k views

How to deal with coworker undoing my (dev) commit

I'm a developer who recently got switched to a project that has been run single-handedly by a co-worker for a few years. The following has happened more than once: My co-worker will go straight to ...
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1answer
183 views

Preparing for a software internship interview [closed]

I'm a 2nd year computer science student and have an in person interview with Yahoo in a couple of days for a co-op (internship) position. This is my first ever software related interview, ever. This ...
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1answer
147 views

Is it worth moving to the host country (i.e. America) to do an aggressive job search there? [closed]

So as a half-decent Canadian programmer currently living/working abroad on the other side of the world, I'm pursuing the American Tech Dream, with online job applications to companies in Silicon ...
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207 views

Earning some extra money from home as a web developer / programmer [closed]

I'm a student and hobby programmer searching for an opportunity to earn some extra money from home. (In a perfect scenario, about $600 or 400-450 Euro / month, but less would be better than nothing. I ...
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1answer
544 views

What to do if I know that I won't get enough sleep [closed]

It is around 3am and I've been fruitlessly trying to fall asleep for almost three hours now. The ferry I take to the office departs at 0730. No matter what happens, there is no way I can make it and ...
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2answers
491 views

Contacting previous employer for employment again

I did an internship as a Software Developer for a big company and subsequently, they offered me a job. I turned down that job since I wanted to do higher studies. Now I am trying to apply for the same ...
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1answer
125 views

Project Manager Has Difficulty Managing Me Remotely [closed]

I work as a software developer and I have a flexible schedule where I work a few days in the office and a few at home remotely. My project manager is relatively new as a project manager (he was an IT ...
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3answers
714 views

As a fresh CTO, I'm about to hire a full-stack developer much more skilled than I am [duplicate]

I have quite a good experience in startups and consider myself as a perfectly valid full-stack developer. I'm in the process of becoming CTO for a consulting company that is economically viable and ...
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2answers
465 views

How do I work with a hesitant co-worker

The company I work for recently hired a Software QA position. I’m the first one working with him and I’m finding him extremely hesitant to try anything he is not familiar with. I’ll give him a task ...
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3answers
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I'm a Junior Level Developer in a job that is not teaching me anything modern

I am a junior level Java developer in a Big 4 bank. The project I am working on is using very outdated technology with no plans for upgrading, and so I am not getting any exposure to modern ...
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5answers
330 views

Should I report a colleague that may have broken intellectual property rules? [closed]

I'm a team leader for a large hi-tech company and I've been given ownership of a new project which we are planning to patent. Recently, a colleague of mine emailed me an article that reviewed the ...
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3answers
316 views

Would employment abroad after graduation damage employability in home country? [closed]

I am a student living and studying in Canada, and in the long term I'd like to also work in Canada. However, my girlfriend is studying in Scotland and we've been in a long-term relationship for a long ...
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1answer
161 views

Interview went great, HR is not following up, should I follow up with a call? [duplicate]

I went to a great company. There I had 5 interviews taken place by different people. I think all of them went really good, they seems impressed with me, one of them said that I have good knowledge. ...
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4answers
1k views

How to thank colleagues helped over the Christmas weekend on very big prod issue? [closed]

Office location: CA, USA Issue started on Last Friday and many had already gone for vacation. Issue started in production due to my code, committed years back. Many colleagues joined the bridge and ...
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1answer
114 views

IntelliJ personal developer license. Can I use for developing for another company? (complicated) [closed]

my case is following: I am a developer (D), I bought IntelliJ Personal license. I am also self employed (SE), but I bought license for me, personal. Is it legal to use this license when I am writing ...
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5answers
595 views

Is it a good idea to tell my programmer colleagues that I actually code for fun? [closed]

I'm part of a small software development team. It happens that one of my greatest hobbies is actually, software development. In my free time, I enjoy contributing to several open source projects.When ...
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1answer
159 views

Boss decisions are pushing backwards our product [closed]

Long story short, last Friday my boss told me we needed to release a new version of our ship application as soon as possible that day, without previous noticing. I told him it wasn't properly tested ...
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2answers
101 views

Can I get a programming job out of college with IT internship experience? [closed]

For the past two summers I worked doing IT internships, as they seemed interesting and the pay was good. However after thinking about it more I realized what I really enjoy is programming. I'll be ...
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3answers
407 views

Is living at work normal when completing a project on a tight deadline? [closed]

I dropped out of school a few months ago to work at a tech startup without realising how demanding the job would be. The company culture is passion-first. I'm frequently told I'm doing great work and ...
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1answer
281 views

What am I supposed to do with blanks before each contract paragraph?

I received an internship contract formatted in a way I have never seen before, and I wonder how am I supposed to sign it. There is a special place at the end for my signature, but strangely each ...
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257 views

Is “garbage in, garbage out” a valid reason for poor-quality work? [closed]

I am what would be considered a junior to mid-level programmer, though at this company I am working at(which is my first job in the field) I am more realistically closer to being mid to senior. For ...
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2answers
93 views

Career advice - SharePoint development [closed]

I am a newly graduated computing science student and have taken up role as a sharepoint developer, working with C# and TypeScript. I enjoy the work but anyone i have spoken to / read online about ...
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Is it good to put experience if the job is for fresher (entry-level)?

Is it good to put experience if the job is for fresher (entry-level), I am little confused about this, I am thinking that if they mention that the job is for fresher then they will be looking for ...