Haven't actually started it yet (although I technically have, because I'm carrying over a Mathematics credit unit from Engineering. So I start in a few months, but I'm quite happy with the idea. Spending time outside of school or uni (just working) is horrible. You don't see people your own age unless you find the time to catch up with them outside of work - which doesn't happen, but I daresay that's more my fault than theirs.
Seems as though the filter doesn't apply in VMs? :cer_laugh:
As long as you have a plan. That's the main thing. In terms of programming, I haven't done much more than you, but I think I can offer two pieces of advice:
Learn how to think, not what to write. If you understand the fundamentals, then each language is just a different way of coding the same methods.
Also, a lot of the code-monkey stuff is going to be outsourced. You need to have other skills that you can apply to the job, otherwise someone else is going to be able to write the same code and be prepared to charge less. Whether that's just people skills or some artistic ability, it's a selling point - you see what I mean?
I did 6 months of Engineering and decided it wasn't what I wanted to do, so now I have transferred to teaching (maths and languages). I start that course at the end of Feb and I'm already a lot happier about it.
Just working for a bit until I get back to Uni. Although with 3 days a week, I'm not earning as much as I'd like, so I'm considering having a look around.
What courses are you looking at? The application system over there confused me. Here, everything is based on your final score at the end of school. If you get the ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking) required for a course, you're in. If you don't, you're not.