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Author Topic: Do you remember your first programming job?  (Read 3539 times)

zridling

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Do you remember your first programming job?
« on: August 15, 2008, 03:28:28 AM »
Paid or unpaid. What, when, where? I'm curious.

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Re: Do you remember your first programming job?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 03:53:26 AM »
well, it was in my first full time job after leaving school, I was a computer operator, not a programmer, we wanted a printout that said merry xmas and I got the job of doing it, in COBOL, and I even punched the cards myself  ;)

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Re: Do you remember your first programming job?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2008, 11:21:06 PM »
On April 15, 2006, 06:17:03 AM, I made my first dollar* from coding.

I have it framed and hanging on the wall above my desk, signed by the wonderful guy that gave it to me...

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Re: Do you remember your first programming job?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008, 04:44:05 AM »
I don't remember... I wish I did.
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Re: Do you remember your first programming job?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2008, 06:22:12 AM »
My first programming jobs were in high school back in the mid 1980s, written in Basic.  Fun times.  I was very lucky to have a friend of the family who was extremely generous with his time and energy in guiding me to some paying projects and working with me on them.

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Re: Do you remember your first programming job?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2008, 09:28:53 AM »
First software thing I worked on for some $ was a BASIC program controlling an electronic scale, running on an interesting little portable computer: an Epson HX20.

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Re: Do you remember your first programming job?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2008, 10:41:26 AM »
First programming job was in high school, maintaining the library record system written in R:BASE.

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Re: Do you remember your first programming job?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2008, 11:16:18 AM »
It was a scrap metal pricing and tracking system. It was written in BASIC and ran on an IBM 5110. It took me a week to write and test. I asked for $50 to do it, with $10 up front.

I got my $10, but I never got the rest despite my "customer" constantly praising my program and promising to send me a check for the balance.

That incident was the most valuable lesson I ever learned about writing code. ;D

(BTW: $40 x 18% interest x 28 years = $4119 they now owe me!)
« Last Edit: August 18, 2008, 11:23:01 AM by 40hz »