[FoRK] Best undergrad for Computer Science in California?

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Sun Nov 10 17:34:37 PST 2013

I don't know about which schools are which, but I can say that of the
people I have hired in the last 10 years, the people who were the best
programmers were those with electronics engineering degrees rather than
comp sci.

>From what I can tell, the comp sci courses have abandoned any ambitions to
teach computing from the ground up, and are instead oriented towards
producing programmers sufficiently educated to connect together pre-made
components, digital plumbing.

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:14 AM, Joseph S. Barrera III <joe at barrera.org>wrote:

> My stepson is applying for colleges this year but wants to stay in
> California.
> He's currently applying to UC Irvine, Davis, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Santa
> Barbara, and Los Angeles; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Caltech; Harvey Mudd;
> and USC.
> Irvine originally wasn't on the list because his father (an antennas
> engineer) heard bad things about it, but I argued in favor based partly on
> how many folks from UCI are on this list.
> We want to keep the size of the list of schools around 10. Are there
> schools we're missing that are better than what I've listed above?
> Thanks,
> - Joe
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