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Computer Programmers: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:40)


Mike Nicholaides builds mobile applications, web applications, and business tools for companies. He leads teams in developing software and interfaces with clients.

Computer Programmers: Career Beginnings (01:18)

Nicholaides's interest in computer programming began in middle school. He earned an undergraduate degree in computer science, interned with companies, and began freelance work.

Computer Programmers: Keys for Success (01:57)

The three things necessary to succeed are: problem solving skills, attention to detail, and staying current with technology.

Computer Programmers: Education and Certification Requirements (02:24)

Obtaining a degree or attending code boot camps gives you experience. Most programming jobs do not require a certificate or degree, but they indicate experience. Stay abreast of technology changes.

Computer Programmers: Workplace Atmosphere (01:35)

The atmosphere at PromptWorks is casual. Staff members typically work an eight hour day and working from home is common. Nicholaides rarely travels.

Computer Programmers: Advice for Aspiring Pros (03:14)

Get to know people in your field; most people obtain jobs through their network. Practice and stay abreast of current technologies. Gain experience to obtain a job.

Computer Programmers: Day on the Job (01:12)

Nicholaides begins his day with a cup of coffee and talking to coworkers about the day's activities. He checks emails, attends a standup meeting, and either works on his project or helps others with theirs.

Computer Programmers: Industry Goals and Services (01:01)

The goal of programming is to solve problems more efficiently than a human. Programming is a broad field and each specialized aspect has different goals.

Computer Programmers: Industry Challenges (01:59)

The biggest challenge for employers is finding talent. Privacy and security are big issues for the computer programming industry.

Computer Programmers: Looking at the Future (02:49)

Programming as an activity will stay the same, but the technology will be different. Devices are becoming smarter and more connected.

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Computer Programmers—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be an computer programmer? In this Career Q&A video interview, Mike Nicholaides talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success computer programming. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 19 minutes

Item#: BVL138542

ISBN: 978-1-64023-618-9

Copyright date: ©2017

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