It’s 2015 and we still hear that software developers are socially challenged. Throw in some pony tails and bad hygiene and you have the complete caricature. But, really, software developers, who shape today’s and tomorrow’s ways of being social, are we asocial? Of course not!
Sure, being a software developer probably means doing some solitary work - we sometimes need to stay focused without being interrupted - but what people don’t get is that engineering Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Digg, Technorati, Flickr, Instagram, Foursquare, Youtube, Google+, GroupMe, Snapchat and many, many more digital social platforms, is the result of countless hours of teamwork.
The software developers’ job is all about working together, interacting, helping, teaching and meeting with each other as well as with users and customers. The exact opposite of being asocial. In our working day, as well as in our spare time, we use the powerful social platforms we built for ourselves to collaborate, learn, help each other and communicate our passion: software development.