DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2007-02
Re: Google is Hiring
Yesterday I was talking with a friend about something similar;
For me, there are two types of "developers":
The mortal ones and the GODs.
The mortal ones are developers like me: C, C++, Java and all about
application development; but the GODs are kernel developers, people
writing something useful (but very abstract) on the bare metal.
You and your team are writing amazing things; no apps like Google and
the rest of the world!!
On 10/02/07, Matthew Dillon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Well, I'm not for or against them per-say. I'm just throwing it out
there, and any input about them or any other company that people have
direct experience with is certainly welcome on this message list.
Ultimately the lesson that has to be learned (especially by the younger
people on our forum) is that there has always been and will always be
a fairly severe disconnect between people like us and the companies
that actually pay enough for one to make a living.
Computer science is one of the few areas where degrees and accolades
are virtually irrelevant when it comes to evaluating someone's actual
ability. Most HR departments simply cannot get a handle on it.