I started working at Blackbaud in early 2014, and shortly after I did so – I stared at CTU to do a programming degree. Why? Thought it was a good thing to do.
I am currently applying for a new postion here at Blackbaud – a team that uses WordPress to set up clients, and works with them to guide the clients to success. One of the guys I interviewed with was suprised I was going to school – again.
His comment was that the only thing that matters in Computers is being able to do things – not how you got to that point.
I’ll be brutally honest here – I have a full time job and a family, and taking courses that are only peripherally related to what I want to do is tiring. I don’t want to do it anymore. What I want to do is program.
If I get this job – it might be that I stop on the road to being a programmer full time. I think this job is a good enough fit for me so that I could do that. But here’s the thing – I can use my programming skills as part of that job – to build dashboards, to query data, and to make that data available to our clients on their own sites.
So, that means I will probably go back to teaching myself to program – and to learn the skills I need to do my job to the best of my ability.
So after a long hiatus, here I am – getting ready to do this again.
Hopefully, I won’t get lost along the way this time. I mean, how many degrees does one girl need?