|• My first assignments were to build a project tracking and
estimation system and a program to predict the physical properties of polymer
|• I always kept to deadlines in school. I didn’t think I should stop at work. I learned that on-time, high quality work
doesn’t always put you at the head of the class.
|• One of the best pieces of advice that I received from a
boss was to not get trapped into a company’s proprietary technology. Learning different systems might come in
handy and make a better consultant.
|• Central engineering billed me to other parts of the
organization at $70/hour. I was paid
about $15.00/hour. I began to wonder
where the other $55/hour went.
|• I tried to get a job in computing but companies said I
didn’t have enough experience and no degree in computing. I started to plan my masters.