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Response to is programming for nerds Dec. 29th, 2012 @ 02:43 PM Reply

No. A lot of designer are also programmers. That being said. Define nerd, because a lot of people would say that someone who spends their time on an Internet forum is a nerd.


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Response to is programming for nerds Dec. 29th, 2012 @ 06:08 PM Reply

You should have asked this question in Programming forum, there they'll give you straight answers.

I'll give you straight.

Nope, definitely not. Programming isn't all nerdy. Many programmers are great in sports, arts, music and people skills. If you want to do programming, shouldn't ask "is programming for me". You should:

- ask do you like/enjoy it?
- ask what language do you like and what is its purpose?
- ask what are your main goals for programming?
- ask how creative can you use programming?
- ask how useful can programming give you?
- so on...

I know bunch of people who came out from military backgrounds, some even served in wars, and then came back to become successful game developers, software engineers and general programmers. I myself is a military reservist (soon regular), and I master programming/hacking like anyone else easily. I'm a part time system administrator and pentester. I definitely not a nerd.


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Response to is programming for nerds Dec. 29th, 2012 @ 06:11 PM Reply

At 12/29/12 12:07 AM, Cherry wrote: Yes, go watch Star Trek and wear thick rimmed glasses and say "bazinga" often.

Nowadays if you wear thick rimmed glasses, you're a "hipster".


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Response to is programming for nerds Dec. 29th, 2012 @ 06:18 PM Reply

At 12/29/12 06:08 PM, dem0lecule wrote: You should have asked this question in Programming forum, there they'll give you straight answers.

I'll give you straight.

Nope, definitely not. Programming isn't all nerdy. Many programmers are great in sports, arts, music and people skills. If you want to do programming, shouldn't ask "is programming for me". You should:

OP didn't want any real info. For a question as vain as this he just wanted to look cool.


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