"Ethical Considerations? Absolutely, It's Why I Quit" Former Zynga Programmer Shares His Experience
by Amy White
Reddit user LangrangePT, a former programmer at Zynga, kicked off an AMA last night. What follows are the highlights, which offer a candid look into life as a game programmer at a large company; warts, perks and all.
If you're into programming, there were a lot of excellent discussions around coding trends and game design that you should check out in the full AMA on Reddit.
I'm 27 now, was 23 when I joined Zynga.
I originally started programming LogoWriter in 5th grade, but I dropped that and didn't pick it up again until Senior year of high school.
I graduated in 2009 when the US economy was in the shitter. I spent about 9 months looking for a job before I got referred to zynga (my mom met someone who knew someone who worked there). They were hiring like mad at that time, and I did well in the interviews they offered."