Following Up on the Industrial-Strength Reality of our Favorite Toolset
A GNET Slide That I Plan to Steal.
Last week’s post about Power Pivot jobs at GNET really drew a lot of interest. I was thrilled to see so many resumes come in. A number of people were/are even willing to relocate across the country! We swamped “poor” Neelesh, heh heh. Good stuff folks.
But I also got a lot of questions – about their methodology, how to prepare oneself to play the “BIM” role in that system, how to get your own organization to see the promise of this approach, etc.
So I thought I’d interview Neelesh for the blog. He accepted, and here we are
Confirmation like this almost makes me jealous
True story: In college, I (Rob) majored in Computer Science, Math, and Philosophy. Trust me, that sounds more impressive than it was – I “gamed” the university system quite well and took a lighter course load overall than any of my friends. (I graduated Magna Cum Lazy.)
So I wrote a lot of Philosophy papers while my more responsible peers were learning to program in C++. Which was fine, because I was a lot better at Philosophy papers than I was at programming.
In a few of those papers, I thought I “invented” a new concept that was groundbreaking. Something that would shake the world of Philosophy to its very core. Old men in tweed suits were going to carry me around on their shoulders chanting my name. But then, back in reality, I discovered, a few weeks later, that some well-known philosopher had written about precisely that same thing decades ago. Happened more than once.