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It’s not my job to care what the product looks like, or is it?

Well it doesn’t look pretty, but we’re not designers anyway…it’s not our job. -Software engineer¬†intern I overheard one of the interns earlier this summer talking about the project he was working on when he was updating his mentor on his progress. He was working as a client-side iOS engineer for the summer and didn’t seem… Continue reading It’s not my job to care what the product looks like, or is it?

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Are you a bad (software) engineer if you don’t do side projects?

This is a question that recently came up on Quora¬†and something that I’ve personally struggled with during and after college. It’s been especially hard for me ever since I started doing recruiting for Intuit, as one of the things that we look out for in promising candidates (at least at a university recruiting level) is… Continue reading Are you a bad (software) engineer if you don’t do side projects?