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Discussion on: ๐Ÿค” What really makes you a software developer?

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Amelia Vieira Rosado ๐Ÿฃโœจ

What makes you one? How much time or experience do you need to be considered a software developer? ๐Ÿค”

I don't think I'll be answering either of these questions. However, here's my two cents. You should not try to build a personal brand around a job title. Instead, build a personal brand around YOU. (I trust you already figured this out, but I still wanted to put that out there). What you do for a living and who you are as a person, are not always one and the same. Embrace that.

Also, counting the days, weeks, months and years needed to call yourself a software developer is a bit of stretch. Arguably there are levels to that title: junior (please don't skip this one), mid and senior. That's the natural evolution of it. Usually, these are experience dependent. And since that's a job title, everyone and every company has a different definition for it. On to the next question; What makes you a software dev?

Well, having superpowers, duh! But seriously, if you solve problems by using tech and programming, you are already doing that much, I think.

The bottom-line remains: it is a job title, not a personal brand. A personal brand, at least in my understanding, is all about YOU and the value you bring. Not about your job title.

Hope that helps? ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Daniel Diaz Author

Excellent clarification, thanks for sharing this useful advice! ๐Ÿ˜

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Amelia Vieira Rosado ๐Ÿฃโœจ

Glad you found it useful! ๐Ÿ˜…