Nick Mudge Ignition Software Consulting & Development

From Daniel Tenner's post How to recognise a good programmer:

Positive indicators:

  • Passionate about technology
  • Programs as a hobby
  • Will talk your ear off on a technical subject if encouraged
  • Significant (and often numerous) personal side-projects over the years
  • Learns new technologies on his/her own
  • Opinionated about which technologies are better for various usages
  • Very uncomfortable about the idea of working with a technology he doesn't believe to be "right".
  • Clearly smart, can have great conversations on a variety of topics
  • Started programming long before university/work
  • Has some hidden "icebergs", large personal projects under the CV radar
  • Knowledge of a large variety of unrelated technologies (may not be on CV)

Sounds like the kind of programmer friends that are great to have.

Comments

Dean Michael Berris
www.deanberris.com/
14 March 2009

Great list. I agree with you and luckily I have friends which fit the bill that I get to work with everyday.
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