Andrew rump [andrewrump]
What is your profession? What is your title printed on your business card?
Do you usually attended seminars or coursework to advance your professional work or would you consider yourself a more self-taught person?
I both attend relevant seminars and read a lot of stuff myself
Which languages do you speak, and how have you learned them?
Danish as I was born & raised in Denmark and English because my mother is Canadian and I've lived in London when I was young.
Have you explored the social networks for professionals online? Are you member of any of them?
I am member of LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewrump
What do you do to manage stress?
Say no to more assignments.
What was your first job in the field?
Connecting to UseNet and making homepages
What is your professional background? What did you do before?
I am and has always been a software engineer
What was your first computer, and which is your current?
Amstrad CPC464 (8-bit Z80 with BASIC, COMAL80, CP/M, assembler, ...)
Dell XPS 430 and Dell Dimension 9150
Do you think the digital gap is a social problem? What would you do to accelerate digital literacy?
It is definitely a social problem and there should be more and better education - people should also be told basic stuff - in broad terms, e.g., how the internet and networks works, e.g., router/switch/hubs, DNS, web- & mails-servers
What would you do to terminate Internet spam once and for all?
Educate people about the internet and upgrade the mail system (SMTP)
Will bandwidth one day cease to be a limitation?
Never! If you get more you will use more! :-D
Your tips to make money online
Make something interesting and things will (slowly) go from there.
How did you begin programming and at what age?
When I was 10 years old I learned to program a Texas Instrument TI-59 calculator
What languages do you code, and in what platforms?
Any relevant language on any relevant platform, incl. C++, C, Python, PHP, Java, Inform, PostScript, Forth, LabView, RobotC, ... on MS Windows, Linux, Android, LEGO MindStorms, ...
What machine configuration and operating system do you use?
When you check out code you wrote time ago, what's the main difference with respect to code that you write nowadays?
Nothing really. I learnt to program in a structured way fairly early.
Do you still buy programming books, or do you learn everything from online sources?
When new technologies appear I sometimes buy (online) books, e.g., Android programming but most of the time I browse the Internet
Do you think programming should be taught at the basic education level?
Do you work alone or in a team? Which do you prefer?
How many breaks per day do you normally take?
What is your professional position? What technology do you work with?
I am a software engineer working with technologies like Linux & MS Windows
Do you consider yourself a geek?
A geek with a human touch