This is a weird question, but do any people lurking on this forum have other non-programming jobs, and just do programming as something "fun," on the side? If so, what do you do?
what if we have another job in addition to programming and get paid for both? are you intereted in us or only the ones who are not being paid for programming at all?
Yeah, that too.
Er, I meant, yeah: anyone who is serious about programming but doesn't consider "software" to be their main occupation.
Do mean "unprofessional programmers" or "non-professional programmers" ?
haha. Sorry about the bad title! I wanted to know about people who take programming seriously, but aren't "software professionals." Like, a hockey coach who wrote a palm pilot app in his spare time, etc.
Non-professional would have been more appropriate, though I get your jist.
degree in Finance and Strategy -> mgmt consultancy -> family business -> financial analyst.
I'm a biologist by profession. My particular field of study involves some computer modelling.
I'm a technical writer. I don't program on the job, but I keep my programming skills up-to-date with side projects and use my coding knowledge on the job to decipher the application. In my case, I need to be able to dive into the code to be able to describe it accurately.
Brent P. Newhall
i'm used to be a swim coach that took up computer programming to pay the bills. now i'm a former swim coach stuck in an office wishing i could go back to doing what i love.
"If I didn't have my part-time performance art income to help pay the bills, I could never afford to support my programming lifestyle." --Jeff Bauer, 21 Apr 2000.
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