Actually, I haven't coded once in 2019 but I did code in 2018. I even got a hacktoberfest t-shirt for contributing to my first open source project. I don't identify as a coder but I know HTML and was able to contribute and that was pretty cool.
Being a legit open source contributor. You can check out my DEV profile and see the contributor badge as proof! I also designed the badge and deserve credit for that because that's what I actually do around here 😄
I'm writing this post in markdown. I think it's pretty cool I even know what markdown is and I love it.
I hope the whole software industry becomes as kind and awesome as the community here on DEV.
Soft skills are as critical as technical skills for a software engineer. No one works in isolation. Each person has to deal with teammates, colleagues, managers, etc. Therefore team interpersonal skills are essential too. Soft skills include things like good communication, honesty, teamwork, integrity, organization, empathy, etc.