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What are some more glamourous careers a computer programmer can pivot into?

My answer to What are some more glamourous careers a computer programmer can pivot into? on Quora

I don’t really know how you would define “glamorous”—personally I prefer a career that’s rewarding, exciting and helps make a difference. On that basis, I’d suggest looking in to data journalism. Computer Programming is most rewarding when you combine it with another discipline. Personally I think using programming to help journalists discover and explain deep truths hidden within large data sets is a fascinating way to make use of those skills.

And if that doesn’t catch your fancy, Pixar are always looking for talented engineers :)

This is What are some more glamourous careers a computer programmer can pivot into? by Simon Willison, posted on 16th January 2012.

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