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Bojan Markovic

Re: the imposter syndrome, I think that people lacking that self consciousness, how much more there is to learn, or lacking the general insight that most software is broken most of the time are either very inexperienced or immature and delusional.

Regarding the "BFS on the whiteboard" hiring, that system is designed to favor young, straight outta college types that still remember seldom used algorithms, willing to sleep in the parking lot and pull 60 hours work week, and to intentionally frustrate experienced devs who've learned to offload such info to the internet or literature, but without the obvious ageism and discrimination.