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Teen builds huge Skyrim expansion in hopes of landing job at Bethesda

By Shawn Knight ยท 31 replies
Jul 18, 2013
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  1. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    While I was in school my parents paid my rent and purchased a vehicle for me. Some people are fortunate enough to have parents that can afford to do this. I did get 2 degrees and taught myself C programming though. I was also a near straight A student. The people I know that didn't receive help from their parents were people who just couldn't afford it or didn't show enough promise for their parents to give to nickels and a dime.
  2. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Maniac Posts: 365   +136

    Unfortunately, doing something like this doesn't negate the need for the education... Sure he might have some skills but, even he admits to needing much to learn. There is no short-cut to going to school to learn how to do it. So many kids today, My 20 year old daughter included dropped out of robot science school cause it was too slow... She wanted gratification now... Doesn't work like that in the real world, sorry. You want the 'big bucks', or at least bigger bucks, and a longer term career and not just a job, you need to put in the time to become great at your job and not just another 'one' at the wheel like the others. That is actually how I've made it through all of the layoffs in the industry myself. The software engineering field especially is very evil and cut-throat and they love you today and fire you tomorrow.

    It proves you have drive but, get the education. If you're lucky, someone will hire you on as an apprentice or intern for training and help or pay for your training, that will be huge... That could have been your goal. If they do, very sweet and grats. Or this might even get you some grants for school (free $$$).

    But good luck with whatever happens. Just being in the field myself (software), I really wouldn't hold my breath for something huge. What I would hope for realistically right now is visibility, credibility and the simple ability to be able to put your name on that already as your work for an example. It's a step up for job interviews down the road and for school loans, etc. And it's huge! You might get a job, but I wouldn't expect it to be directly from this. But it might help you win a job in the end of everything. Like I said, this is a VERY cut-throat industry... Just short of shooting your way through the doors. VERY short...
    RenGood08 likes this.
  3. Why should they hire him? He creates content for free, apparently there's no need for a salary.

    De-valuation of your own job is the keyword here.
  4. I don't get it. It just looks like Skyrim. The mod brings nothing new to the table, just a new area for skyrim which looks like all the other areas, this was weak.
    **** this guy this isn't a good effort at all lol
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,119   +121

    I'd like to see the game mods you've designed, troll.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  6. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 706   +69

    Even if he just used the ingame textures, a mod of that size is impressive. He did all the placement, all the scripts,all the coding, and all the stories by himself. Imagine what he could do for the dev team.
    Wendig0 and cliffordcooley like this.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,173   +3,263

    And what makes this even more extraordinary is he wasn't paid for doing it. We should all consider this a well done job interview.
    Wendig0 likes this.

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