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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