Sanding our assholes with 150 grit. Slowly. Lovingly.

Your Education?

Having learned that Art went to Stanford, I'm curious where others went to school.

I studied at UCLA.
Permalink Kasey 
January 22nd, 2006
Mostly split between FIU and FAU (with a stint at what's now called "Solent University") -- hardly auspicious, but it was long enough ago that it's more or less meaningless now. :)
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 22nd, 2006
dropped out of high school.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 22nd, 2006
dropped out of high school
went to university of north dakota for final 2 years of high school
volunteer work in africa for 1 year
went to Stanford for BA and MS
Permalink _ 
January 22nd, 2006
I dropped out of Middle School.
Permalink Not Berlin 
January 22nd, 2006
dropped out of high school.
went to a (marine) technical trade college.
Permalink PNII 
January 22nd, 2006
dropped out of high school

hmmmm there's a theme here
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 22nd, 2006
University College Cardiff & the Open University
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 22nd, 2006
Barely made it out of high school. Flunked out of pre-engineering (electrical) after 3 semesters at the state university. Went into the military, which straightened my ass out. Returned to a different university (the first one wouldn't have me back) and completed a comp-sci degree with a C++ average (2.99 gpa) while working 15-20hrs a week.
Permalink example 
January 22nd, 2006
huh. who would have thunk it. we really *are* all morons.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 22nd, 2006
Yes you are. I must be in the wrong place.
Permalink Philo 
January 22nd, 2006
prestigious midwest fornication station is where I went. I am $15,000 in debt because of it.

Are there really so few college grads here? Maybe I should reconsider the company I keep :D
Permalink sharkfish 
January 22nd, 2006
I went to Santa Clara University for my MS. It's not quite at the level of Stanford, but a good school.
Permalink QADude 
January 22nd, 2006
Stayed in HS.
Ended up missing one credit. Went to a tech. school to make that up. Ended up going back to the same tech. school to get my Novell CNE. It took me 23 months even though it only called for 14.

Today, I've been doing Tech. Support for the last 6 1/2 years (the Novell CNE thing doesn't matter too much) and I'm trying to focus my leftover energy on my microISV.

And, I'm so poor that I have spiders crawling up my walls as I type because I can't pay a guy to spray for bugs. ... At least I own a home.

Ok, this was all probably an overshare.
Permalink Lost Soul In Utah 
January 22nd, 2006
Worked for a part time for small software company before it was cool be called a Micro ISV. Went on the six-year four-year degree plan to get a BS in Technical Communication from the University of Washington. Most of my school work was doing usabilty & tech writing.

Graduated into a programming gig for year before I realized I would never get into usability work without a masters, people were not willing to pay for usability, and that stock IT work was for chumps. Got disgruntled and quit.

I now own two growing communities for artists and photographers and hope to release a new way for them to publish their work on the great intermaweb.
Permalink Cory R. King 
January 23rd, 2006
Heh, and dont judge my writing here. I rarely bother to proof posts to web forums.
Permalink Cory R. King 
January 23rd, 2006
Expelled from at least one school. No O Levels, one A Level gained at Night School one night a week for two years. TOPS retraining in IBM 360 and PL/1 followed by a HND in Computer Studies.

And a considerable amount of Life.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 23rd, 2006
Dropped out of high school and got my G.E.D. in '96. Decided in the past year or so to get my E.E. degree, but now I have to wait until we claim residency again ($650 a credit hour my butt)
Permalink Cory Foy 
January 23rd, 2006
Got a BA from a very good university.
Permalink Flasher T 
January 23rd, 2006
Went to a good university because my dad and the dean of the uni is good friend. Thank God I didn't flunk out.
Permalink Mike 
January 23rd, 2006
Graduated high school, barely graduated in the top 50% of the class because I was lazy. Got degree from University of Maryland.
Permalink Phil 
January 23rd, 2006
grad high school went to Univ @ Buffalo (SUNY)

started as E.E major (1990) <---parent ask "What is computer science???"

did that for a couple years, didn't like it too much, had to declare a major...picked English. Met my future wife (1992)

year later entered the Comp Sci dept.

Worked while in school, actually worked more than school work. Future wife went to grad school and graduated. (1996).

Future wife moved to NC. I quit school and followed her down.

Got a job at a software comp. (1997) Been there since.
Permalink Yo! 
January 23rd, 2006
Finished High School.

Went 8 years in the Army, found a computer in a basement the 6th of those 8 years and became "the computer guy".

Became a civilian, worked doing networking, did some odd programming jobs on the side.

Became a full time developer.

Became a full time DBA / Developer.

Went to college (third tier, state school) full time while working full time doing the above.

About to transition back to full time SD.
Permalink Steve Barbour 
January 23rd, 2006
Graduated Valedictorian of my high school and got my BA with a double major in Mathematics and Philosophy at Westminster College in mid-Missouri.
Permalink Jacob 
January 23rd, 2006

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