John Brubacher

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With the advent of computers, deep changes in the world have occurred because over the years companies have increased their reliance on computers. Computer science is the field responsible for making companies’ job easier by studying, developing, and giving support to computer applications for their workplace. Some companies do not have a specific department to develop those computer applications; rather, they hire third-part companies to create all the computer programs they need. As a computer scientist graduated from Western University in 2002, and a programmer at Tee-on Golf Systems Inc., Mr. Aaron Brubacher works giving computer applications and support to companies. His experience in computer science, his typical work day, and his advice…show more content…
Brubacher explains his initial contact with computer science and how this course seems to have changed over time. The choice to study computer science was due to his fascination with computers, and his skills in mathematics and solving problems. Moreover, he states that getting a degree in his time was easier than nowadays because technology and knowledge has increased, and because his course was only 3 years long rather than the actual 4 years. Indeed, it is interesting to note why Mr. Brubacher was motivated to choose this carrier because people are most likely to choose their major based on an economic perspective. Despite, in order to accomplish professional achievement, Mr. Burbracher says, people should choose their careers based on personal preferences and skills. In addition, since students could enter the labor force better prepared, he states that is valuable that the advance of technology and knowledge had been added to the recent curricula of computer science. As can be seen, according to Mr. Burbracher, in order to do not waste time and resources, the best criteria for choosing a degree might be one’s skills and…show more content…
Brubacher gave an opinion on what the biggest common misconception about computer science is, and gave advice for those who have the desire to become computer scientists. In the first place, in despite of what people might think, a computer is not a magic box that can do everything; in addition, programming can demand many hours of job. To illustrate, he gave a funny story of a client that was complaining that the Aaron’s program was not working; however, the reason the program did not work was because she had forgotten to turn the computer on. In the second place, he would like people to be more patient with programmers, and do not get frustrated easily because many times clients do not know the efforts that had to be applied in a particular program. To finish, Mr. Brubacher offered an advice to computer science students. They should realize that if there are many difficulties to understand contents of the first year, students has to start thinking whether or not they should continue in this area due to in the future, they cannot enjoy the job of being a
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