Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Good Programmer’s key indicators

A Good Programmer’s key indicators:
#1 : Passion
#2 : Self-teaching and love of learning
#3 : Intelligence
#4 : Hidden experience
#5 : Variety of technologies
#6 : Formal qualifications

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)