So I was listening to Windows Weekly and heard Mary Joe Foley, from Cnet, mention the word Brogrammer. Hmmm never heard that before!
What is a Brogrammer?
A simple search sent me to the UrbanDictionary.com and according to this site, a Brogrammer is:
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”. Despised by everyone, especially other programmers.
I continued my search, and guess what I found.. the ten commandments that makes one a Brogrammer! OMG WTF? These are:
- Brogrammers focus on the hippest possible web development technologies: Ruby on Rails, Scala, Node.js, SASS, HAML and CSS3 are all acceptable
- Exercise: Usually in the form of running or pull-ups, between bouts of coding
- Caffeine: Lots of it, all day
- “I don’t often test my code, but when I do it I prefer to do it in production:” Cowboy up and ship code to the live site
- Music: some Dubstep and a little Skrillex to put you back in the dev zone
- Continuous deployment: pushing code on every single commit.
- Shirts optional [this i don’t agree with]
- Standing desks [yeah right]
- Start your day with Steak & Eggs [this i actually do]
- Beer o’clock is any time after noon: However, if an all-nighter is pulled, Beer o’clock is whenever [i would change beer with some vodka red bull]
So I think I’m in between a programmer and a brogrammer.. I’m not the nerdy programmer everyone thinks about, but on the other hand, I don’t call everybody “bro”. So what are you?
Update – You don’t know if you’re a brogrammer? Check this post to find your answer!