Missed SOC Application(maybe do SOC next year?)
by Alexander Vegas Fairley
I missed the SOC application for this year, but I might do most of the
pre-reqs anyways and hope to work with you guys next summer perhaps.
I've already done a bit of professional software engineering work and
academic work and am pretty opinionated about software, but generally
prefer to avoid going down the rabbit hole of flame wars if at all
possible. For example, I mostly agree with torvalds about C++, but I don't
know that it's possible to do a GUI application that is going to work
anywhere without at least looking in the direction of Bjarne Stroustroup
and forcing a smile. My background is mostly in high throughput web
applications, and I worked on an SVG toy application many moons ago when
SVG was still a proposed feature in Firefox. While I do find distributed
web applications amazing, the fact that I can't really use a computer at
all these days without using some uncountable number of distributed web
applications, both known and unknown to me is not something I find all that
thrilling from a usability point of view.
I'v already started in on some of the SOC application stuff(late, I know).
I actually can't do a lot of the stuff due to the extreme difficulty of
getting an open source engineering workstation that can stand up to my
present circumstances, but hopefully between now and next summer that will
either change or I'll have easier circumstances. I guess I'll be lurking
on the list either way. Nice to e-meet you.