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Where Did You Go To School?

The topic of higher-education has been making the rounds here and proving to be good conversation. So I'm curious where you went to school:

Me?

B.A. Political Science, 1997
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Campus

(I work as a web-developer.)

chi Lambda
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

http://www.commerce.uct.ac.za/managementstudies/undergradprogs/undergradindex.html

Started in Actuarial Sciences, then switched to Finance.

Class of '98

Tapiwa
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Branston School and Community College. 1992. I work as a Java developer.

John Topley (www.johntopley.com)
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

no school :)
started working at age 18 as a developer

n/a
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Univ at Buffalo (SUNY)

EE->Math->English->CS

apw
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

oh.... didn't finish  (yet)

apw
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Carnegie Mellon University
Thomas Nelson Community College
Old Dominion University

No degree yet. 

someone
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Penn State University

B.S. In Computer Science

I'll go back for graduate work when they offer a Software Engineering program.

Myron A. Semack
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

BSc Chemistry - 1988 (God I'm old)
University College Cardiff  (now called Cardiff University)

Professional Certificate in Management
The Open University Business School (1996-2000)

A cynic writes
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

University of Pittsburgh
B.A. in History
Currently a Java (day-job) and Perl (fun open-source-job) programmer

Chris Winters
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Carnegie Mellon University (now called just Carnegie Mellon)

BSEE/BS CompE - 1990

Also 1 more undergrad from CMU and a Masters from Berkley, but I'd rather not say what in :)

Fell into computers while building simulators for avionics systems.

DBC
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

SUNY @ Buffalo College ("Buff State")

Finished 11/02...  Just moved to Boston last month.

GiorgioG
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Cambridge University (UK)
BA in Engineering 1982
PhD in Computer Aided Design 1986

Tim Sharrock
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

University of Arizona; Bachelor's in Computer Engineering, 2000.

Alyosha`
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Electronics Engineer, Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Rio de Janeiro, 1987.

Klodd the Insensitive
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Bachelors of Science, Computer Science Engineering 2002.
University of California  at Davis

Working on a Masters in Computer Science at UCD as well, should finish in mid 2005  (taking one class a quarter, while working)

Andrew Hurst
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

The Johns Hopkins University, B.A. Anthropology 1998

Yes, that's right. Anthropology.

Joe
http://www.joegrossberg.com

Joe Grossberg
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Penn State BSCS 1988
North Carolina State University MSCS 1994

Lauren B.
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Bachelor's of Computer Science, Brigham Young University, 2000.

Walt
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

BSEE MIT '90

Rick
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

BA in Applied Mathematics from University of California at San Diego.

Martha
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

BSE in Computer Science Engineering
University of Pennsylvania 1997
Working as enterprise architect

Patterns Guy
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Oregon State University
BS Industrial Engineering, 1991

Oregon Graduate Institute
MSCS, 2005 (projected)

Visitor
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

University of Western Ontario
http://www.uwo.ca/

BSc in Math and Comp Sci.

Stopped attending in '93, elected to graduate in '95 with a 3 yr degree instead of the 4 yr honours degree.

Work as a Senior Developer/Team Lead

Billy Boy
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

BSEE, University of Connecticut, 1991
MSCS, Rensselaer at Hartford, 2001

Chris Tavares
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Hopkins 2001, BS in CS

tester
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

University of Florida
B.S., Software Engineering

Matt
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

BSEE
US Naval Academy, 1989

JD
Georgetown University, 1999

Philo

Philo
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

B.A. in Computer Science and Psychology, Yale University

M.B.A, Harvard Business School

Ph.D. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

John Rosenberg
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

BS in Computer Science, University of Maryland (College Park)

chris
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

BSCS
University of California, San Diego, 1996

MSCS
University of Washington, Seattle, 1999

runtime
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

B.A. Philosophy (Honours)
University of Calgary, 1996

Grad Certificate in Strategic Mgt
UC San Diego / Alliant Int'l University Joint Program
Currently Attending Part Time

Mongo
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

BE in Comp Sci & Engg - Univ of Madras, India - May '01
MS in Comp Engg - Rutgers Univ - Dec '03

Prakash S
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

What are the chances -- two schools in common:

B.A. Political Science, 1995
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
(Two years before chi Lambda -- same major even)

J.D., Georgetown University, 2000
(One year after Philo)

Small world.

Robert Jacobson
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Crazy go nuts university (Not the one in Canada)

Flamebait Sr.
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Go Dumples!

CGNU Alumni
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

California State University Northridge
BS MIS 1995

Jason Watts
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

> BSEE
> US Naval Academy, 1989

Way to go Philo!

nat ersoz
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Oh yeah,

BSEE, Rose-Hulman Inst., 1983

nat ersoz
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Bachelor Information Technology, grad 1999
Queensland University of Technology
australia.

ko
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

BS Logic and Computation
Carnegie Mellon University, 1992

MA Linguistics
University of Pittsburgh, 1998

I see a couple CMU and one Pitt alum out there :).

Jim Rankin
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Ok, stupid question.

What's a JD?

Jim Rankin
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

JD = graduated from Law school.

Chris Tavares
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

I believe that means, e.g., "Doctor Philo" to us peasants ...

As in Juris Doctor

Philo?

Mongo
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

BSCS & MSCS from VT.  Taking my last class & finishing the programming work for the thesis by Dec.

Go Hokies.

H. Lally Singh
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

JD = Juris Doctor = (USAian) Law Degree

As for "Dr. Philo" ...
A JD requires 83 credits of post-undergraduate study. So it's as many hours of study as a Master's and PhD combined. It does *not* require a thesis.

Traditionally, despite the "Doctor" in the degree, JD's are not referred to as "Doctor," though some may try to be called "Dr." as an affectation.

I aspire to earn the title "Counselor" :-)

Philo

Philo
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

<LAWYER JOKES>


Tuesday, November 04, 2003

so, what's the average no of years one studies to get a JD? does that include passing the bar too?

Prakash S
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

3 years full time, 3.5-4 years part-time.

That does not include the bar exam. There's an eight week crash course for the bar soon after graduation, and the bar exam is 2-3 days (depending on the state)

Philo

Philo
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

1978 to present - School of Hard Knocks

Guy Incognito
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Electrical Engineering - Control System electives
graduated in 96
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Dosen
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Jim Rankin:

Study under Wilfried Sieg?  That guy's Logic and Computability classes rocked.

DBC
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

B.Tech. Mech Engg IIT Madras, India, 1996
M.S. CSC IISc, Bangalore, India, 1998

Mahesh
Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Hull University (UK)
BSc Software Engineering

Richard
Wednesday, November 05, 2003

"Went to one of the great universities, I suppose: Oxford; Cambridge; Hull" ;-)

John Ridout
Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Indiana University
Mannes College of Music

Ran Whittle
Wednesday, November 05, 2003

University of Oxford, BA (Joint Hons). Modern Languages, and eventually (I hope) MSc in Software Engineering.

Fernanda Stickpot
Wednesday, November 05, 2003

"Study under Wilfried Sieg?  That guy's Logic and Computability classes rocked."

Yes, I did actually!  Goedel's law n'at were real mind benders (still are, of course).  It was fun being part of such a small major, too.  My parents got to speak with all of my professors personally at graduation.

Ah, memories.

Jim Rankin
Wednesday, November 05, 2003

University of New England (Armidale Australia)
B. Comp Sci (Acc.)
Graduate in April this year.

ko -> do you live in Brisbane? Go to highschool there?

Aussie Chick
Wednesday, November 05, 2003

< smartarse reason="study for exams">

Do you mean school or University. It's not the same thing you know :)

< /smartarse>

BA (hons) and MA in Applied Japanese Linguistics (!) Monash University 1993
GradCertIT, Swinburne University of Technology (last exam today)
Uncompleted AdvCertCivilEng, Barton TAFE

plus (and I'm surprised no-one has mentioned this sort of thing) Oracle 8i (DBA) training, Oracle Education, Melbourne

LesC
Thursday, November 06, 2003

Physics Major, Computer Science and English Minors:
The College of Wooster, 1999

Computer Science and Engineering, Masters Degree:
The University of Toledo, 2003

http://dinki.mine.nu/weblog/

Love your Website and your Ideas, Joel. You have a huge fan and supporter here.

Mark Ghosh
Sunday, November 09, 2003

Youngsters, all of you!

BSEE in Systems Engineering
US Naval Academy, 1975

Steven R. Wheeler
Monday, November 10, 2003

Whoops, that should be:

BS in Systems Engineering.

You know how we old folks get :-)

Steven R. Wheeler
Monday, November 10, 2003

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