I think I was probably drunk.
I don’t remember too clearly – it was definitely New Year 2008, and somehow I decided it was time I did something about my CV – it hasn’t really got any formal qualifications in IT on it. After all, I have been working professionally in IT since 2001 – it can’t be that hard, can it?
Somehow, that turned into me applying to study part-time for an MSc in ‘Advanced Computer Science’ at the University of Manchester – and that starts next week.
A few folks I know expressed an interest in my experience doing this whole thing. I’ve also caught stuff like this podcast about whether qualifications in Computer Science are really relevant in the pragmatic world of IT we live in. Now, if there’s several people who know me personally who are interested, and it’s a topic that’s visible in the blogosphere, maybe there’s also folks out there who might be interested in what happens.
I’ve only just got round to setting up crossedstreams.com, so I’ll probably do the wibbly flashback retrospective thing (think Wayne’s World) and explain how I actually ended up actually getting on the course. It also won’t be just about MSc stuff either.
Well, time is short – I’m off to Manchester tomorrow to choose modules for my first year and a nice cold glass of supermarket Chardonnay (we’re out of lager…) beckons, so that’s it for this post – more will follow soon.