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16:38 <ec> hi, all
17:48 <ec> argh
18:16 <mylesborins> hi
18:23 <* ec> waves at mylesborins
18:23 <mylesborins> o/
18:24 <jfhbrook> halloshe
18:26 <* ec> pokes jfhbrook
18:26 <ec> copypasta from snek, if anybody has any relevant input:
18:26 <ec> Hi all! I have a multi-lingual friend who'd like to break into computer science (completely non-technical currently, but motivated); she is, however, worried that there is no need for bilingual computer scientists, because most collaboration is done in / code is written in English.
18:26 <ec> Thoughts and experiences in the industry that I can pass forward? Preferably more heartening than ‘u can still write documentation?’
18:27 <gkatsev> snek?
18:28 <gkatsev> also, yeah, I'm not sure there's a hude demand for multilingual people except for perhaps in the translation industry
18:28 <pikajude> right
18:28 <gkatsev> however, multilinguals often have more interesting perspectives on things
18:28 <jfhbrook> ec: what's her other language?
18:28 <gkatsev> the translation industry is pretty big, though
18:29 <jfhbrook> ec: I learned today that SAP is written in a custom DSL and all the comments are in german
18:29 <jfhbrook> er, I learned /yesterday/'
18:29 <jfhbrook> regardless
18:29 <ec> Fully fluent (to the shock of locals) in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin; learning Japanese.
18:29 <gkatsev> https://qz.com/927660/people-who-speak-multiple-languages-make-the-best-employees-for-one-big-reason/
18:30 <pikajude> \yesterday\
18:31 <jfhbrook> all my troubles seemed so far away...
19:15 <joepie91> ec: seems like it'd be helpful for dev team management roles in particular, but then that's more management than CS :/
19:16 <jfhbrook> well
19:16 <jfhbrook> one idea
19:16 <jfhbrook> some companies hire teams outta other countries
19:16 <jfhbrook> for instance, GMG has a budapest office and uvn has a bogota office
19:16 <jfhbrook> I mean, uvn has spanish all over the place
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