The Director of IT at one of the companies (large) I worked for was MIS/MBA. He had certs and did the IT support trenches work for quite a few years. They promoted him because he knew what he was doing. He never coded anything.Originally posted by: Ameesh
like what, setting up software on somebodys laptop or maybe you aspire to be tier 2 tech support?Originally posted by: Jzero
I work in IT. When are CS snobs going to realize there is more to CS than just writing code?
I've been working for a few years now as a developer and after putting some time in the trenches i am getting more reposnsibilities with regrds to the business side as well as the architecture side of the business. If you want to work at a software company but don't want to code forever you need to spend some time doing it. It gives you a very full foundation to build upon when you go and become a manager or an architect. Coding is not the end of CS its the beggining. I'm only 25 and i've worked on both the business side and the technical side of 40 million dollar contracts. I seriously doubt a majority of you CS flunkies out there (aka IS/IT/MIS/etc.) will ever have a pivitoal role in any major project at your company if you work in the technology field.
and trust me, I don't know any Developer who aspires to write code for 30 years in a cubicle, the ones that i do know who have been writing code for 10+ years are soo wealthy they could quit today if they felt like it, but they like what they do, and they like to drive the products they are in charge of into the direction they want to take them.