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The training we lack

Posted on March 21st, 2008 by Dalton Filho

A while ago I’ve posted my thoughts about the implications of work experience demands; to put it briefly, work experience does not guarantee qualification, as this experience follows the business agenda of the company where you work, which may be repetitive, random, and probably insufficient. At the same time, home experience, which can happen in a systematic manner, away from such influence, is rarely considered. In any case, it is hard to measure a kind of knowledge that often changes fast. The lack of such measures leads the industry to sometimes adopt esoteric means to assess qualification.

In praise of education

Posted on February 10th, 2008 by Dalton Filho

The year of experience is a frequent phrase in tech job postings and a very popular measure of knowledge. But does this measure actually work? If companies decided to withdraw it as a measure of knowledge, using technical questions instead, would professionals be able to be 100% prepared with our current ad-hoc means of learning?