We believe in open-source, so why can't everyone code?
Jonathan Irvin Sep 11
This crossed our team's slack channel this morning. Nothing really was said about it, but I felt it needed to be addressed.
The short of it is, people couldn't believe that a model can code. This should make everyone a little sick to your stomach. That's right.
We need to have a talk, developers.
Here we have an accomplished individual who is highly regarded on StackOverflow, has done video tutorials for kids along with Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg on Code.org, according to BoredPanda.
Who, also happens to be a model. If anything, the lesson here is she is not only a fashion model, but she is also a model for developers all over the world.
Our idea, our image, of what a developer is, should be open-source. It should be undefined, it should not be strictly-typed. This is a problem the industry faces as a whole and we need to constantly call it out until it's no longer an issue.
We, as a society, thrive on strength by diversity in gender, race, and creed.
We are brothers and sisters forged in code. If you have trouble accepting that, you need to refactor your beliefs.
Many times as a mobile developer I have to work on apps without the API ready that was crucial for the feature I was implementing. Either the backend was developed by another team that was not entirely in sync with us or our backend team had no chance to implement those endpoints earlier. For this reason, I was not able to satisfy the Definition of Done but it does not mean that I have implemented the UI only.