Today’s computer programmers, or software developers, or even database analysts. Actually DBA’s may not help me prove my point in this case. But I
regress digress. There is paradigm shift in the making. Programmers aren’t the geeky IT obsessed people that help you prove your stereotype anymore.
I know programmers that run marathons, brew their own beer, and camp in the woods for weeks on end without any internet connectivity. Check out this article on Paid Paid Vacations which might help your introverted programmers actually take a break rather than buying that new piece of tech. I also know programmers that build houses, work with wood, ride horses, and play multiple instruments. I might be one of the worst offenders, I have a 186HP motorcycle that can break most the speed limits in 1st gear, Own a couple of Mountainboards, play drums in a band I’m sure you’ve not heard of, and frequently volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
Programmers aren’t just a bunch of geeks that would love nothing more than to write code in their free time. They are people with many diverse interests. I’ve yet to learn all of the passions of my coworkers, but I have gotten the chance to learn many, and every one of them surprises me. To any managers out there, the one greatest thing you could ever do in your career would be to find out every one of your employees passions. It allows you to personalize rewards which can go quite a long way.
Urban Dictionary defines Brogrammer as a programmer who breaks the usual expectations of quiet nerdiness
and opts instead for the usual trappings of a frat-boy: popped collars, bad beer, and calling everybody “bro”. I don’t like to think of a Brogrammer as a frat boy or someone that just calls everyone bro. But rather just a group of people that is becoming more and more diverse every day. And has the potential, drive, and passion to do something great, no matter what the path.