Great code isn’t enough. Developers need to brag about it (Ep. 571)
Today’s guest is Dagna Bieda, a career coach who specializes in helping developers and engineers level up their careers. She shares why developers should promote the value of their contributions, how soft skills can make or break a coding career, and why a moment of burnout inspired her to start coaching.
Visit Dagna’s website, theMindfulDev.com, to learn more about her coaching process, which is built around understanding what fulfillment looks like for each client.
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Developers have always bragged. The problem is that managers can’t tell good code from bad, or simply don’t care.
Encouraging bragging is a weird flip in professional morals. I find developers who brag about how great their code is to be tedious and generally difficult to work with. It’s also worth mentioning that it’s pretty common for lower quality engineers to brag more than higher quality engineers as a means of compensating for their lack in technical skill. Bad advice all around.
“If you can’t do, teach.”