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Careers in software : is there life after programming?

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dc.contributor.author Downey, Jack
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-02T13:58:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-02T13:58:53Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/700
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Students interested in information systems and information technology careers can see a clear career path – from programmer to chief information officer (CIO). However, those interested in computer science or software engineering are attracted to the technology and seem not to consider what happens at later stages of their careers. This paper draws on a three year study where senior software practitioners across a variety of roles were interviewed about their work. The findings show profound difficulties in making the transition from hands on technical work to a role where they achieve through guiding the efforts of others. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SIGMIS-CPR '10: Proceedings of the 2010 Special Interest Group on Management Information System's 48th Annual Conference on Computer Personnel Research;pp. 1-7
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1796900.1796912
dc.subject telecommunications software en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject career en_US
dc.title Careers in software : is there life after programming? en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1


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