Reading the educator workflows thread, I am amazed to see a lot of music teachers in there. I think it’s because musicians like to live crazy lives and tinkering, refining, and getting close to perfection, then jacking it all up again is the process ha.
So with that being said, and being proud to be a music teacher, what are your professions? How do you “pay for your shoes?” (At what level do you work at if you’re able to share?)
I am a HS music teacher and a covocational pastor.
I was an elementary music teacher for 6 years, have been a substitute teacher for 12 yrs and I am looking for a librarian position.
Farmer, associate pastor, blogger, YouTuber
I’m a transportation planner for a Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Software Engineer and startup founder.
I most of the day I pay for my shoes cutting code as a full stack developer, doing work primarily in Java, AngularJS2+, Nativescript with Angular.
But I play about with a bunch of other languages, I have a soft spot for PHP and I have been skilling up in general NodeJs and Electron.
Associate Director of Marketing Operations at a medium sized nonprofit in MA.
Currently substitute teaching, applying to teaching jobs for the fall. Getting my SPED endorsement to hopefully teach that, different then my history undergrad teaching degree. Also sell on eBay as a side gig for money so busy ramping that a bit.
Middle School Pastor/Church Tech Guy.
Retired 43 years as an Electrical Engineer (specializing in digital electronics) and simultaneously for 25 years a part time college instructor in Electrical Engineering. I’d written (and continue to sell) two textbooks, and am working on two or three new books, which I’m writing using Scrivener.
More power you you! I volunteered to serve as an IS (well IS lite, no IEP writings) for about a semester and quickly moved back to music. It was great working with that population, but man the paperwork was brutal, and I only did about half of it!
Project Manager, after (mumble) years as a SysAdmin (VMS, Unix). The ‘VMS’ part should give a clue about how long that’s been…
Yeah I’m weirdly excited about the paperwork in part from a workflow perspective of making things more manageable. I know I have to abide by certain things but also I’d imagine things like TextExpander and others will make things better.
My official title is inspector. I am a commercial vehicle inspector. That is what I do in the PC world. I also am in to amateur radio and things mechanical.
I am 40 years old, I have no idea what I want to do when I grow up.
I’ve been an indie Mac software developer since 1984. Dabbled with Windows as well for 15 years, but now I’ve gone back to being a pure Mac developer. Still learning new stuff, had a great time at WWDC last month. One of these days I hope to branch out a bit and write an iOS version of my app
I work as a food delivery guy on a bicycle, I’m from a city where cyclists thrive!
Beyond that, I applied for univeristy, in a CS Bachelor, and plan to pay rents on my state issued students’ grants! (Something I believe every country should adopt, after education becomes payd by the tax payers!)
I’m a consultant software engineer working on all technologies as the client needs. Clients tend to be from large corporations in cutting edge science industries. Mostly I specialise in iOS development but am also proficient in Android development, C#, Azure services, Ruby scripting.
Spent 14 years in tech support business both as a technician, as an instructor and supervisor, and within optimization of workflows.
Later I went back to university to study Math, English, physics and chemistry on level A (the highest possible in DK).
For the last couple of years I’ve been working as a freelance photographer and as an administrator in a event company in which I also handle the role of personal assistant to the owner, handling his schedule when he’s on tour (he’s a professional DJ with bookings all over Europe).
On the side I’ve just begun on an Udemy course in Swift programming, but with no real knowledge whatsoever, progress is a bit slow
I lecture at two universities and a business school on Information Systems (specialising in databases, programming, operating systems, big data, machine learning, business intelligence, AI, blockchain, biotechnology and technology trends). I also blog about new technologies, do research projects and publish at conferences and in journals.
Before lecturing I was a company director at a technology firm and before that a project manager and senior developer.
I’m a video editor and animator. I bounce around as a freelancer and used to average an indie film or two plus some cable TV each year, but more recently it’s been a lot of commercials and documentary kind of work. I do motion graphics and visual effects along with the editing, DIT (the digital version of a film loader), and assistant editing (a separate job very concerned with data and metadata management). My resume says “Generally Very Helpful.”
On the side, I’m a comedian that produces more than 100 shows a year in Los Angeles. I’m also currently publishing a spy comedy in monthly installments and writing a new season of a sci-fi sketch comedy podcast to be released in a couple of months, and starting a new panel game show about words that I hope will also become a podcast.
I am a web developer; PHP, MySQL etc. I started on the web in 1995 when I thougt myself HTML. In 1999 I stated doing development full-time. I have worked with ASP, ColdFusion, and MSSQL.
The last few years I have done more on the DevOps area, working with Jenkins (automation, CI/CD), Docker (local development environments) and server tools like Consul and Træfik.