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Discussion on: I am a Mexican Software Developer & Senior CS student, Ask Me Anything!

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Carlos García

I had the same experience with my family not wanting me to study CS. I am from Monterrey, here its the best place to study medicine or electrical engineering. México is a country where Software Industry is just starting to go mainstream, very few people is studying this.

Because México is a country where is 'difficult' to survive a lot of the times, parents just want to see their children to go for the "safe" play, maybe that is one of the reasons why you mother does not like the idea of programming.

And YES! culture definitely plays a big part in how problem solving is perceived. Just ask your mother about "Mexicanadas" here in México we have a big culture in fixing things in a fast, simple and cheap way (sometimes it can be a mediocre solution tho)