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ZDNet: Working for The Man? Advice to a Young Programmer

Apr 07, 2007, 00:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Allison)

[ Thanks to Jeremy Allison for this link. ]

"Making a career out of writing software? Remember that the community is more important than your employer.

"Working for Google is full of surprises. When I first arrived I started to get to know my office-mate. He's a laid back, rather cool but studious-looking guy with longish hair. I asked him what he did and learned a lot about how students were taught parallel processing in a cluster environment. Politely he responded with the same question and I started to tell him about Samba and what I was currently working on. 'You remember around 1988 when AT&T came out with a file-sharing protocol called RFS (Remote File System) to compete with NFS (Sun's Network File System)...' I continued..."

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