Me: So I’m thinking about going back to school.
Bryan: Don’t do that, you are throwing your money away. I think you learn so much more by reading books, talking to others and actually doing. Why do you really want to go back to school?
Me: You know I think you may be right. I learned programming mostly on my own. I’ll have to think about it more and get back to you.
… a couple of days pass …
Me: I know why I want to go back to school, so I am surrounded by like minded people who come from different backgrounds so they approach problems from different angles. I want to have this constant debate so I am challenged to find the underlying reasons for my own decisions and actions.
Bryan: Hmmm, that is a good answer. You should do it.
As many may already know, Bryan Clark is leaving for Vancouver to join the Thunderbird Team while learning how to properly say “ay” to piss off the locals. Chris Hartz our other roommate also got an awesome job down in Charlotte protecting our freedoms from behind a desk using an occasional paper clip. Hey those paper clips can be dangerous. They will be vacating this Thursday.
I’m going to miss the constant friendly debates we had which allowed the ability to flesh out my own arguments and understand and examine my beliefs more fully. I hope they took something similar from the experience.
Disclaimer: While yes, I am looking at going back to school, most likely for some buisness/operational type of degree with an engineering background (is it weird to get excited about process efficiency?), that is a year away and will most likely be part time. I don’t intend to leave Red Hat or the work I do for the larger FOSS community if I can help it.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]