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What was your First IT job?
For me, my current job I would qualify as my first, working as a Java developer for a IBM consulting company.
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My first IT job was working for $6/hour as a Prolog developer in 1992 (I had just completed my BS-Applied mathematics).
The company developed (pre-Windows / pre-Oracle era) software for generating on-line graphical forms for the legal industry. My job was to link the graphical forms to a Prolog database so that the majority of the repetitive information could be typed in only once - but be printed on multiple forms.
Job involved shrink-wrapping software - writing documentation - taking documentation to printers - production support. Worked about 60 hours a week - and had a great time. And yes, it ticked me off that the gas station down the street was paying 50 cents an hour more - and you didn't need a college degree.
But it was fun = and a great resume builder.
John Coxey
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Windows NT admin in 1998. Yuck, I am so glad I got away from it. I like programming much better and am now struggling to find a GOOD Java gig here in San Diego. Times are tight but I have high hopes!
 
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Working in academia (as technical staff, having just graduated) developing the Curl language. Although day-in-day-out it didn't feel any different from being a grad student, except for the (slightly) better pay :-)
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Working for a defense contractor, they built helicopters. I spent the first two years tracking the correspondance between the our military customers and the companies we sub-contracted to actaully write the code. So I was sort of a glorified librarian. They would write long letters back and forth to each other about the documtation that was being generated along with the software.
 
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hi
my first IT job was for a dotcom as a java developer ( trainee) . I consider it as an important part of my life cos i learned that by working and keep working on diff projects ( in my case it was just one , which made me think that way )one can keep upgrading oneself and it is only by working can we learn the langauge and other aspects of software dev better .

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My first IT job was a webmaster for a few month. I wrote the first version of the corporate site,but it was replaced by a few professional HTML developers in a few weeks.
Then I configured the Apache server for the servers.
Then I moved toProject Manager, taking care our projects with customers. This lasted a few months.
After the projects were cancelled because we did not see any hope to make a penny from them, I moved to manager of operations to take care the million dollar data center and its service.
A few months later, the machines were unplugged because we did not pay the hosting service.
Then I moved to manage the operations of the company of about 50 people. Just after three months, we ran out of money and the company is closed.
All this happened in one and half years since I joined the company.
 
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hi, ji wang:
it seems that you make your company dead.
 
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My current job as a Java developer at Ariba would probably qualify as my first IT job. Not that it seems I would be around much longer here
 
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Some interesting comments....
 
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