[Baypiggies] Chompapps Position - from Issue 31

RYAN DELUCCHI bender at onsrc.com
Tue Oct 27 04:16:54 CET 2009

And while we are on the collective soap-box, I am just put another one  
out there:  Anyone who says they are looking for a "rockstar"  
programmer can just forget about ever hearing from me.  I realize that  
this may seem to be kinda cute, from the surface.  But, I'm frankly  
insulted by the notion that to in order to be highly skilled software  
engineer: one has to be "cool" enough (hence, said engineer would be  
deemed a "rockstar").

Just as I lament the fact that the media has reduced title of "hacker"  
to that of a criminal.  It angers me to see the (what I believe to be  
a rather beautiful) craft of software engineering be reduced to that  
of some lame pop icon.

Anybody with me on this one?


On Oct 26, 2009, at 7:54 PM, Paul McNett wrote:

> Jeremy Fishman wrote:
>> Not sure how that might/might not apply to you, but I would be more  
>> careful.  It's also just plain insulting to some.
> Indeed. I was insulted by the "young" and put off by the  
> "aggressive". What happens when you put several aggressive types in  
> a pit together? Aggression is to be avoided or circumvented at all  
> costs, in my book!
> Good luck finding young aggressive python coders that are also smart.
> Paul
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