Hacker Career Advice
Empathy, the Ultimate Software Dependency
Developers, and technologists in general, are often portrayed in media as oblivious bros or socially awkward, hubristic savants.
- Newman’s character in Jurassic Park is a programmer named Nedry, (I mean, come on!), who acts holier than thou and gets eaten by a dinosaur.
- Boris Grishenko, GoldenEye’s “invincible” hacker meets his end in an explosion of liquid Nitrogen.
- Almost every character on Silicon Valley is clueless about the consequences of their actions.
Remember, working in commercial software is about solving other people’s problems, not just your own.