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How to Determine if Software Technology is for You | Jamil Geor

Jamil Geor on how to determine if software technology is for you.

By Jamil GeorPublished about a year ago 4 min read

Deciding to go back to school and study software technology can be daunting. It is a significant investment of both time and money. But it’s an investment that can pay off in many ways.

1. Understand the strengths and weaknesses

If one is good with computers and has an analytical mind, software technology may fit them. On the other hand, it may not be the best option if one is uncomfortable with computers or struggles with math. Ensure to do research and consult with people in the field before deciding.

2. Understand the different types of programs available

Many different software technology programs are available at universities and colleges across the country. Each program has its focus and curriculum. Some programs may focus on programming, while others may focus on database management or system administration. Ensure to research each type of program to find one that matches your interests and career goals.

3. Understand what one can expect to learn

We’ll learn about programming languages, databases, operating systems, and networking in most software technology programs. We’ll also learn how to design and implement software applications. Most programs also will require us to complete a capstone project to graduate. This project will allow us to put our skills to the test and build something that we can show potential employers.

4. Consider the cost of the program

Tuition for these programs can range from a few thousand dollars to upwards of $30,000. One will also need to factor in the cost of books, materials, and the cost of living if they’re not living around school.

5. Job prospects after graduation

With a degree in software technology, we will be qualified for various positions, including programmer, software developer, systems analyst, and network administrator. The job market for these positions is expected to grow in the coming years.

Deciding to study software technology is a big decision. There are many factors to consider, including your strengths and weaknesses, the different types of programs available, the program’s cost, and job prospects after graduation. But if we do our research and consult with people in the field, we’ll be able to decide whether or not this field is right for us.


About Jamil Geor

Living and working in Auckland, New Zealand, Jamil Geor is a skilled entrepreneur, tech professional, and software developer who has more than two decades of experience working with companies ranging from Fortune 500 to startups to build and deliver software solutions. Now serving as the Director of Pattern, a software and technology consulting firm, Jamil Geor first started building the foundation of his knowledge and career at Auckland University of Technology – the third-largest university in New Zealand – where he enrolled in 1997. During his academic career, Jamil studied Business Computing and Applied Science with a specialization in Software Development.

While a student, Jamil worked with AA Insurance Ltd. as an Analyst Programmer who developed solutions and help manage IT infrastructure. Jamil Geor co-founded Cereteq Ltd. in 2002, where he worked as a Developer, offering psychometric and data analysis tools to enterprises both large and small throughout New Zealand. Later, Jamil left to join Deep Animation – where he started as a 3D Animator and Developer it was here that he started working for Go Virtual Medical as a Lead Developer. In this role, which he held for nearly three years, Jamil was responsible for developing and designing most of the platform code for his project while also assisting other developers.

From there, Jamil joined Ogilvy NZ Limited as a Senior Developer before joining SIMTICS in 2009 as Principal Architect. His duties included software architecture, project management, and managing customer and third-party relationships and day-to-day developments. In January 2011, he left SIMTICS Ltd. to found Pattern, a software development consultancy, which he has been running for the past decade.

As someone who’s dedicated most of his career to working in software development, Jamil Geor loves that the industry is always changing. He’s always developing new things and learning more about new business problems by understanding how organizations operate differently. Since there are constantly new developments and improvements, there are always new things to learn and more innovative ways to solve problems and create solutions.


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