6 Myths About Software Developers

It may be the era of the developer, but that doesn’t stop the rumors that they’re all Star Trek loving introverts who still live at home. Here are six common myths about software developers:

 1.       They live in their mom’s basements

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing photos from a LAN party, you’ll know why this myth exists. I’ve never known a developer who lived at home. However, that doesn’t mean their home isn’t ‘unique’ . The latest and greatest gadgets can be found there for sure.

2.       They collect comic books

Yes, many techies DO enjoy their comic books. I haven’t ever seen a developer with a comic book at Faronics, but I have seen them a lot in the Tech Support area. Out of sight, out of mind!

3.       They’re all men

Think all developers are male? Wrong. We have at least five female developers at Faronics. Girl power!

4.       They love science fiction

Okay, there are a lot of sci-fi loving developers. But sci-fi is trendy, and there are many other fans who aren’t even in the software industry.

5.       They are single

What would a girl have in common with a guy who collects comic books or who likes sci-fi flicks? Lots! Most of the developers I know are married.

6.       They are socially awkward

Think all developers are introverts? Wrong again. They don’t lack social skills, but rather others don’t approach them like others. Say hi to one today. You could get a warm response! If they don’t notice, it’s not their fault. They may be in the Delta Quadrant.

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Kelly Batke

Kelly is the self-confessed technology laggard who works in technology. The good news is she is slowly reaching late adopter status. Kelly enjoys learning and writing about the psychology behind technology—as in why do we buy what we buy, and how does that impact our environment?