They Can Code

Virgil Bierschwale

17 very long years ago I was at the top of my game, negotiating a turn around of a stalled PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) implementation between EDS and Alliance Gaming.

Haven’t worked much since then no matter how much I try, and all I can find for work are places like the VA that pay better than local jobs, but have supervisors who are verbally abusive and treat you like incompetent children with absolutely zero comprehension of the skills you could bring to the table if given the opportunity to do so.

Here is why I recently quit after my fifth attempt.

Here is why I quit after the 4th attempt.

Can I code?

Here is a sample of my latest project I’m currently working on.

Basically it goes through the daily data files for about 10,000 stocks and compares the day before against the current day to find tremendous jumps in volume in an attempt to beat the short sellers at their own game by getting there at the same time they do, or within a matter of hours after they pull the trigger.

Here is the code used to create that report above

While that site is still in its very early stages, you can see what I’ve done with it by clicking here.

You can view many of the websites I’ve developed this year by clicking on the links down at the bottom of the front page for other examples.

Here is a link to many of the Google Maps projects I’ve done over the last few years.

One thing I must say though for those not familiar with the software industry.

For the most part, small businesses do not need skills like mine.

It is primarily large corporations and large government agencies that move tons of data.

And coding is not the only game in that town as they need project managers, systems analysts, database administrators, business analysts, systems administrators, and many, many more.

So when they ask you if you can code, there are many possible answers.