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Why is it 'expected' that software developers work on their own projects in their spare time?

I have been working in software development for the last five years, and have had a number of jobs during this time -- most of them have been fixed term contracts, but I've also had a permanent ...
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Side job proposal but I am already busy [closed]

I am a Masters degree student in Machine Learning almost finishing my degree (I'm expecting to deliver my dissertation by March of 2019, but currently I have no plans of pursuing a PhD). Currently, I ...
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Can I quit in the middle of a project as a freelancer?

I'm kinda new to the job market and I'm basically only working to get some extra money as I'm currently in the last year of university. At this moment I'm freelancing for a company and I signed a ...
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How do I tell my manager that I'm not the right person to finish this project?

I have been working on a project for several months. For the last several weeks, I have constantly been feeling as if I were about one bug away from having it finished. Each fix reveals one new issue ...
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How do I tell a friend that I am no longer interested in working on a project that we have invested a lot of time [closed]

Not exactly in a "Workplace", but this is a side project and the reality is extremely close to the one of a startup so I assume that this is the correct place to ask. My friend started a project ...
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Asking a coworker for help on a personal project

I want to start working on a personal project (outside of work hours), but I'm very new to the techniques and methods needed. I know my coworker uses a lot of the techniques in his current position, ...
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I was assigned to a fake project after being hired. Is this bad news for my career? [closed]

I was hired as a senior software developer and was briefed about a project while interviewing at a client. When I officially started with this company, something went wrong. Eventually, the client ...
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How should I proceed if I suspect about a project being grossly overestimated? [closed]

Virtually everything related to the business core of the company I work for relies on some item numbers being generated sequentially. Unfortunately, a long time ago these item numbers were defined as ...
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Putting projects from books on resume

I've been reading a book called "Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide". In this book, you create projects under the guidance of the author such as: GeoQuiz: In your first app, you will ...
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Does a company gain ownership of code if it's done on a company computer but not on company time? [closed]

Obviously, all code written on company time on the company's computer goes to the company. But does this also apply to off hours? If so, to what extent? If I download a 1,000 file project and modify ...
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Entry level job - how to tell my boss a project is far beyond my knowledge?

Quick background, I have a degree in computer science and took a job as an entry level developer a few months ago. The company is in the electronics industry and produces hardware, but there is a lot ...
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Tools or processes for managing take-home assignments for interviews [closed]

I work for a small company that builds an SDK for developers to use and provides support to help the developers build workflows and troubleshoot bugs. A good analogy would be something like Stripe. ...
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Should I break process and deliver to customer, or vice versa? [closed]

I am in a tough situation that keeps coming up over and over again and it's stressful to deal with each time. So I work for department A, A is not a well defined or structured department (we do BA, ...
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Does a academic Coursework project count as an outside lesson project?

In an engineering application, I'm currently filling in I'm asked to "give details of any activities, hobbies or projects that you have been involved in, outside of your lessons", what I'm not sure ...
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Dealing with a slow moving project as a professional researcher

Context I have an undergraduate degree and I'm working as a medical researcher in a research lab, affiliated with a University. I've done very little since being employed, due to problems such as: ...
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Is being a software vendor manager a viable career for a developer, or is this just a project phase? [closed]

Background: I have been a software, database, and integration developer with 12 years experience, working at my current company for 4 years now. Here, I have done hands-on development, architecture, ...
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How to deal with poor knowledge transfer in new job?

I have joined a new company three months ago and this will be my 1st project. The knowledge transfer done by resource whom I will be replacing is not good. He\She is not able to explain the complete ...
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Coworker on project changes everything without telling me

I've worked on plenty of collaborative projects, and they typically end well. We share the work, we talk over what to present to our manager, we share findings. Recently I've been assigned to a ...
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How to avoid being exploited by a senior employee who isn't even in my team? [closed]

I work in a softwarehouse. We code by spec for various clients (SMB or EP companies mostly.) I joined the company five years ago (my sec. job after finishing my SE studies) and I am in good terms ...
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Struggling to finish project, how to tell coworker?

About 8 months ago I began working on a project for a colleague (part of my job is to do side projects like this). Essentially developing an excel application for a very large database we have. At ...
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Include master thesis summary on CV, or only the title?

Should I write a quick a summary of my master thesis in my CV, or I should write only the thesis title? I've placed it at the section of the projects, but at the moment I have written only the title ...
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How should I approach pulling out of a project?

So, the story is as follows: I worked as a sysadmin for a year at a company, and one of our clients asked me to rewrite some application for them. I initially said yes, but didn´t sign or anything, ...
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Gotten enmeshed with constantly helping a co-worker with their homework during work

Prior to getting my degree and becoming a programmer, I was the head tutor of my college. When I was hired, part of my expectations were to help teach programming concepts to the team when they ...
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No income while living off one's savings and working on personal projects looking into their feasibility as a business - is that being self-employed? [closed]

I'm leaving my job (embedded systems) for some travel, personal development and career pivoting. In that time, I can survive off my savings for about half a year, before I have to start making money ...
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How to make objective agreement measurable for project work [closed]

So I got this new job, which is my first completely project-based job. My salary is partially bound to an objective agreement. This agreement has to be done. My Manager gave me his proposal to this ...
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Negotiating A Software Projects Terms [closed]

Thank you for reading. I am a fairly new employee who has been with a large insurance company for 3 months. I have aspirations of becoming an actuary and have cultivated many skills related to that ...
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How to go about a project out of my league? [closed]

I have joined a web agency half a year ago, and was immediately assigned a complex project that made several developers leave the company. Right now I'm working on that project together with a senior ...
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Asking for some time or refusing an a project offer

I have been working for my current company for last one year. I have been working on a project since then. All the resources from this project are released except me. I am on a post implementation ...
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Personal projects vs research experience for the software industry (machine learning)? [closed]

Disclaimer: I'm new here, I'm not sure if this fits this StackExchange, so please bear with me! I apologize if this isn't the right place. I'm an undergrad CS major at a top tech school. I've already ...
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Should I include projects that are in development in my CV?

I am making an application for loading, displaying and classifying 3d data. The classifying part is in early development. I am applying for an entry level job (internship) in IT. Should I include it?
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How to argue for a raise when project I worked on got cancelled?

Coming up soon my boss and I have planned to discuss my annual raise. I have already read that the best way to do this is to quantify the work you have done in terms of "how it helps the company" or ...
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Should I share my hobby-projects on LinkedIn?

Slightly related to another question, yet I have to ask separately. I have a quite special personal project I'm working on for more than a year - it's related to creative activities: writing, art (...
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How to avoid a project subtly to avoid interacting with former boss

As you can remember, I have walked away from my former employer, whom we'll call Sid. I got everything that I need, except my back wages and correcting my Certification of Employment on account that ...
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How to get people to attend online meetings as a new Project Launch Manager?

I'm a new Project Launch Manager at a corporation similar to Oracle that develops and sells Enterprise apps. I'm inexperienced in my role but I am a self starter and work hard. My problem is that this ...
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What counts as projects on my resume? [closed]

I am a senior CS student trying to build my resume. Right now I only have one-semester work experience on campus that was related to CS. Unfortunately, I could not get an internship. Many companies I ...
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We were working on a project for a month. How do i start talking about money?

Scenario: Me and my friend (i'm 15 and my friend is 16 years old) were at hacker games contest!(basically an event where you have 48 hours to create software/game and present it to the public). After ...
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Project Bonus Negating Overtime Pay? [closed]

Background: I am currently working on a long-term project. This project has taken many people away from their current full-time roles and there is some traveling involved. Each of us signed a letter ...
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Getting to do a BIG project — alone?

Good Day! I recently landed an IT support job. The job is basically what a tech support does -- assisting in configuring, deploying/assigning units, handling some basic AD stuff (creation of new ...
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How do I list a special project on my resume?

I'm hoping to get a job in management. Currently my only management experience is leading a special project at my current company. This project was a part time thing. I had about fifteen people ...
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How to put small scale programming at tech support job on resume

I currently work in tech support but our company has something called RCI, which is time alloted to us to work on and improve things in our work environment, because I have some familiarity with Java ...
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1answer
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Should I put “Postgraduate projects” on my resume?

I graduated with a BS in engineering about 2 years and have been looking for a job since. I've been having trouble finding one, but I've done lots of independent learning and projects on the side, ...
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How to prevent poorly thought through ideas and irrelevant discussions from slowing the completion of a project? [closed]

I am leading a volunteer team which is closing on the final months before a deadline on a major project. The team seemed to have fun putting their ideas forward and came up with a solid design. With ...
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How to set a realistic scope of my project with a rigid and strict supervisor? [closed]

I am currently working on an 8 month final project, of which 1 month has already passed. Its for an Engineering Doctorate degree. I have one supervisor and one client(who is a PhD student). Situation ...
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Keep Getting Assigned Failed Projects [closed]

I am with my current firm 6 years (have been in software for 30 total). The last four projects I have received (over a two year period) have shared a consistent pattern: they were originally someone ...
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How do I approach my boss about dissatisfaction with current project? [closed]

Background. I like the people I work with, but I hate the project I'm in. The business knowledge is kept inside one person's head and that person is remote and always busy, so it is incredibly hard to ...
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How to ask my manager for more information about a new project before I commit to relocating for it?

My manager has asked me if I am willing to work in a new project which starts shortly. My issue is that he hasn't given me any information about the project except for the project name. He has also ...
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Are they lying? [closed]

So I work as a line of business/enterprise systems/corporate software engineer and so far (about two years into this) my manager has always supplied me with work - whether it was a full hashed out ...
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How can I suggest a list of improvements to my leaders/team without offending them?

I have noted down a list of ways I think we can drastically improve our efficency. Mainly relating to an inefficient attempts at using an Agile methodology. I have some big improvements to suggest in ...
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Internal Controls and Incentive Schemes for Project Professionals [closed]

I work with an organisation that hires professionals with temporary contracts that last for the length of the particular projects they are working on. At the moment, these contracts are usually just ...
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What is the typical length of time for a new employee to become productive on a new project? [closed]

I've worked as a knowledge worker (software developer) for around 7 years, and I've worked for three different employers. I have just started my 5th project (in total, across all companies), and I've ...