• Question: Was it hard to become a computer Engineer? If so how?

    Asked by ryankelly to Andy on 19 Mar 2012.
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      Andrew Hearn answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      No, not really. I think most software engineers start off young by doing simple programs in BASIC (I think Python is way cooler for today’s students! – I wish I had Python back then 😉 ), and they improve and learn a bit more over time without realising it, not long they start doing things with computers that others think are amazing! Some software engineers started off doing maths degrees, and they need to put in simple programs into computers to do their more complicated formulas, and they “jumped” over to software.

      I guess if you wanted to have the same kind of control (power!) over your own PC, starting by using Python is the way to go, and it’s always fun!