Skip to comments.Google exec explains why tech firms aren't just looking for coders anymore
Posted on 06/07/2018 11:50:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Some people looking to secure a career in the technology sector might fear they are at a disadvantage if they lack technical skills like programming.
But according to the head of Google's co-working campus in London, technical skills are not a prerequisite.
"When I first came into tech, I was like, 'Isn't that just coders?'" Sarah Drinkwater told CNBC in an interview this week. "And that perception is just not true. When I look at a great company, they've got an amazing business development person, they've got marketers, they've got sales people, they've got technical people great companies need all those skills."
Google's London campus houses several start-ups, giving them a space to work in and develop their business. These are start-ups that have nothing to do with Google; instead, the project is aimed at helping early-stage tech firms of all stripes mature.
The tech giant has taken more than 85,000 start-ups under its wing in the U.K. capital, and those companies have raised over £194 million ($261 million) since its campus building opened in 2012....
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I started in IT as a COBOL programmer back in 1983. In the mid-90’s, I saw the writing on the wall regarding cheap Indian programmers and moved to Project Management and Business Analysis starting at around the turn of the century. I settled on the latter because it is a lot more fun, especially for an ex-programmer.
heh—my career is simiilar, except I went into Systems Administration.
For me it’s two years. :)
And propagandists. Google is always looking for lib fanboy propagandists to help them shut conservatives out of the marketplace.
Coders? Hah! None to be found. All the Software Support Engineers hunted them down and killed them.
“I started in IT as a COBOL programmer back in 1983.”
Assembler language, 1977. I’m so glad I don’t do that any longer.
I started in the ‘90s in Networking and now I do penetration testing. Yep, I get paid to hack into banks.
It is a “cool” job. I know this because my teen age son tells his friends what I do and they come up to me and tell me that I have a cool job.
In HS I was the outcast geek. Now I am the cool uber geek. Strange world.
I also went into Systems Administration, but made sure to get proficient in Perl and other scripting languages.
A System Administrator who can’t write programs is very limited.
Is Mika afraid Trump will see her work??
I heard she’s a prostitute that slept her way into her job.
Did cobal and assembler in the beginning too. Moved on to networking, x.25 framerelay and MpLs. Now I mostly work on my homestead as I am in between jobs.
I manage Linux systems, so I have to know how to code. :)
I did several years of assembler and FORTRAN programming back in that era; it was a decade after I stopped before I could look at a newspaper headline and not mentally convert it into a six-character-or-less acronym.
I enjoyed dabbling around with the first microprocessors that came on the market back in the early 1970’s. Had to program them in machine language.
I manage systems too. I manage to eff them up.
” Had to program them in machine language.”
Altair? Remember BYTE magazine? Remember 300 baud?
When they abused the term "coder", they got cut-and-paste software authors. Real programmers with Computer Science degrees don't refer to themselves as "coders".
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