When a relative asks you, 'What you do for work?' What do you say?

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"Something with Computers", is that what you say?

I always try to explain what I do, but sometimes realise that I lost them not even half way through.

Since we get closer to Christmas, it is the time where we have these conversations with a lot of relatives who may have not seen you for a while.

How do you explain your job?

Or to make it simpler: Explain me your job, like I'm from a different generation. 😉


Neither I nor any of my employers has ever really been able to neatly fit what I do in an HR-friendly (let alone "here's what I do, Mom") box. I've always sorta envied people who could explain what it was they did for work (without a lot of hand-waving and qualifier-statements).

Classic DEV Post from Jan 29

CSS and JS Are at War, Here’s How to Stop It

There are a lot of people who love both JS and UX/CSS. If we stop labeling people just as “JS developers” or “UX developers”, we can achieve a ceasefire in the current “JS vs. CSS” war and achieve a mutually benefiting peace.

Maximilian Koch