View Full Version : Computing in Scotland

09-04-2007, 12:29 PM
Hey all,

I'm part of a group formed by 12 universities in Scotland which is trying to combat the massive decline in people graduating with a computing science degree - not only in Scotland, but around the world. The main problem is the lack of awareness as to what computer science is and the industry around it. The vast majority of people think it's a poorly paid, monotonous, geeky job and everything is being outsourced overseas.

It's really not and we need to change this image. I know I'm doing this from Scotland but it's a worldwide problem. If you can think of ways to help change this image that would be awesome. We could try and brainstorm a few here. Slogans or images or anything. Fun things, silly things, crazy things but not illegal things.

In the meantime we've set up a website at www.computingscotland.org which if you've got the time would be great if you could give me any feedback.

Thanks :)

09-08-2007, 12:50 AM
hi, what University are you studying at? I went to Ayr College for 2 years between 2002 and 2004, left with an HND and having been a Web Developer since Nov 2004.

09-08-2007, 01:51 PM
With regards to your comment about things being outsourced overseas, i think this is partially true as people in certain countries are willing to program for very little cash....East Europe for example.

What do you consider as being poorly paid?