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      Hey all. i am Sean. Im 15 years old and i am looking into software engineer as a future career. I was heading towards being a chef because i tought software engineer would be all art based, but after a presentation in our school earlier in the week i found out its not. Although i am very interested in software engenering i am still short of info. i have chosen chef for my LCVP course but would like to change it to software engineer. i would be very greatfull if someone could get back to me with some info about the job. i am leaning more towards game design at the moment rather than web design. Any help would really be apreciated,


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      Hey. I can’t tell you a lot about it my self. But if you are really interested in making games look at others jobs in the industry like the different design and art position.

      I assume software engineer goes more towards programming and you would be a lot less involved with the design of the game its self. More working on back end stuff and tools.

      Someone in the industry could tell you better though, as I am sure they will when they see this topic.

      One thing I will say is you are 15 that’s great for you. Spend some time finding out what it is you want to do and then get going at it in your spare time. I wish I had been a lot more focused a few years back. Post on programming, design, art forums with what you are working on. People will be able to point you in the direction you need to go with your work.

      It will be hard a lot of the time but if you stick at it, you will be able to get into the industry a lot younger and be far more ready.

    • #44983

      to follow on from the previous posts good advice, checkout the following on Bing.com, Google or YouTube;

      =SchoolBots Challenge
      =XNA Ireland Challenge Schools Cup
      =Imagine Cup
      =Dreamspark – you will need your teacher to register school
      =Pop into a good bookstore and browse programming books, find ones you like and ask your local Library if they can order for you.
      (there a lot of stuff on the web but sometimes you need context and nothing beats a book)

      Hope that helps

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