They cut the lights.
That 90s stadium jam blares over the intercom.
The office mascot starts break-dancing in the conference room.
“And now…..leading today’s daily standup……..it’s the backend developer in the corner with all those bobbleheads and weird sci-fi characters on his desk!!!!”
That’s what it’s like when you go to work, right? Well, it should be.
I was talking with a good friend recently and he mentioned that developers were a lot like athletes. We have marketable skills, amazing potential, and it seems we are in very high demand. Maybe we don’t appear on as many cereal boxes and highlight reels, but the glory is there all the same.
It seems everywhere you read, companies are scrambling to fill their positions. It’s nothing new, really. For the last few decades, software has shaped our daily lives, and someone needs to be around to write it. But lately, it seems as if the crunch is really hitting the industry hard.
So, guess what that makes you? A superstar! A finely tuned athlete, capable of leading any team to victory! A champion! Don’t believe me? Here’s why…