Scott Hanselman

Nicest. Email. Ever. Totally Made My Month.

September 28, 2005 Comment on this post [6] Posted in Learning .NET | NUnit | Nant | XML | Tools
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Hey Scott, this is [Joe Smith].  I was a student in your C# class at [College] a few terms back.  I just wanted to thank you for going with the format you did in class, i.e. teaching more general software engineering know-how than just C# syntax.  I was given a shot at a summer internship at [Company You've Heard Of] through my junior project teacher, and the interview was mainly based around things like XML, NUnit, Nant, source control, and C#.  I think I can safely say that if I hadn't taken your class I wouldn't have had a chance in that interview.  In reality, however, I was prepared.  I got the internship and completed my first assignment (bosses estimate: 3 weeks) in 4 days, unit tests and all.  As of this [week] I am a salaried employee, writing mainly Xml parsing/generating tools in C# for internal use. 

Your class was a HUGE factor in getting me here, and I just thought you might like to know.

Thanks again,

- [Joe Smith]

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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September 28, 2005 12:32
Dude. That is Rad.
September 28, 2005 12:57
Well done Scott, that's what it's all about.
September 28, 2005 15:31
There is hope. Great job.
September 28, 2005 17:56
Teaching any classes I can take anytime soon?
September 28, 2005 21:13
Wow, isn't that something. I know how it feels because I was a teacher myself as well.
September 29, 2005 8:37
good stuff.

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