Sunday, December 7, 2014

You're Invited To First Sunday Roosevelt Island Jazz Salon 5 PM Today At Gallery RIVAA With Art & The Impressionists

According to Gallery RIVAA:
Dear all,

Gallery RIVAA is pleased to invite you to yet another exciting session of First Sunday Jazz Salon this Sunday, December 7th from 5-7pm at Gallery RIVAA. Please join us and enjoy the evening with wine, music and refreshments.

Date: Dec 7th, 2014
Time: 5-7pm
Venue: Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main Street, Roosevelt Island

We look forward to seeing you there.
Gallery RIVAA
More on Art & The Impressionists From previous posts.


YetAnotherRIer said...

Software Engineering is a portfolio of skills that includes certain core skills that are needed for working successfully in IT. I would never claim that software engineering is at the base of it all. Dig a bit deeper and you will find a subset of skills that should be considered the core. If you create a venn diagram of IT professions and their required skills, software engineering, systems administration, database admins, help desk, etc. etc. all intersect in someway but don't really encompass each other.

Maybe we are just arguing about semantics and terminology but I take issue to be told that we need the skills of a software engineer to be a good system architect or hardware hacker.

YetAnotherRIer said...

"... then you'll need software engineering skills (e.g., understanding business, technology, and information risk) in the work that you do, not just Computer Science skills."

Again, this is not my experience. I climbed the ladder (and many of my colleagues) w/o explicit software engineering skills. At the beginning of my career all I had under my belt was a degree in CS and many years of hacking/coding as a teenager and just a lot of interest in computers.

Even nowadays, when I hire people, I am looking for folks with a CS degree and stories about how they spend their free time in front of their computers. I don't care much about anything else. With the exception of a very few this has been a very successful hiring strategy. None of my colleagues have anything to do with software engineering, risk assessment, etc. etc. and they are all doing a wonderful job.

Just my experience, of course.

CheshireKitty said...

Gentlemen: If I may interrupt your discussion on who does what in the world of computers, please note that the White House is evidently on the same wavelength as our discussion - which started as a discussion about tech programming help at PS/IS 217 pledged by Cornell Tech.

Check out this just issued WH press release - millions of dollars will be directed to help provide computer education to school kids nationwide, with a special emphasis on helping minority children, especially girls. This is logical since minority families may be least likely to actually own computers, and a computer program at school could make up for the lack of a computer at home.

If Cornell Tech is not going to help fund kids' computer education at PS/IS 217, the WH effort will!

Frank Farance said...

YetAnotherRIer: Nice to hear about your experiences, and nice to have an agreeable discussion with you, too. Maybe one day we'll meet. Good luck in your career!