The next two weeks fly by with the SWAT team activities taking up much of my time, as well as Wes’ and Patty’s.
It’s been over a decade since I’ve had daily interactions with developers. I had forgotten how quirky they can be. To me, they seem more like indie musicians than engineers.
In my day, developers wore pocket protectors—not vintage T-shirts and sandals—and carried slide rules, not skateboards.
In many ways, most of these guys are my temperamental opposites. I like people who create and follow processes, people who value rigor and discipline. These guys shun process in favor of whim and whimsy.
But thank goodness they’re here.
I know that stereotyping an entire profession isn’t fair. I know that all ...