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January 14, 2016

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I am in a grumpy mood and decided to mindlessly distract myself by taking an "industry survey" that had been emailed to me.

The first page had the choices listed in the screenshot, and I have to say, the terminology used to try to get millennials into coding is downright insulting.

Rockstar? Ninja? Seriously?

So just how much does a "ninja" get paid relative to a developer? Is it about the same as a "rockstar" or do they get more? Is that maybe why you're using these terms instead of established ones like "developer" or "programmer" and pretty much completely throwing any sense of professionalism out the window from the start?

Who the fuck puts stuff like that on a resume??? If I see a CV with the word "ninja" on it, it better have arrived tied to a fucking arrow shot into my desk from nowhere, and I better be hiring a goddamn hitman, not a junior developer. And if I see you walk in you fail.

Yeah, okay, "guru" is valid jargon, but an actual guru would have the sense to not check the box for it, so it's pointless.

And I am sooooooooooo sick of people using the word "hack" for things and people that aren't. Writing an iPhone app doesn't make you a hacker. GTFO. And calling yourself a hacker, or your event a hackathon, or the ultimate sin, sticking the word "hack" into the fucking NAME of the event) is the second most bogus thing you can do. :P

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