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Austin Hardaway

I'm a CS senior at a large public university, and this I think this is the biggest gap in a CS Degree vs. Getting a job as a software engineer. At no point in my education did we look at any existing codebases. The closest we got is using Django in web programming and using android in mobile (in that we had to interact with an existing code base). When I got to my first internship I realized very quickly that my education would not prepare me for grounding myself in a codebase and that was something I would have to learn on my own.