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Valeria

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Do you consider yourself a rockstar developer?

Rockstar, unicorn, ninja, 10x developer... Do you think you made the cut to the developer elite yet and how do you know?

Or maybe you consider these labels a dumb way to call a person who works more for less pay?

What's your ultimate career goal if you have any?

What do you do to get better or is just doing your job enough for you?

What's your definition of the perfect developer you would want to be?

I believe in evolution of skills and character and would really want to know your ways of getting a little bit better everyday.

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Annie Kennedy
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Fyodor

I like the word Engineer. For some reason it sounds so cool to me that nothing rockstar-ish can compare with that. There's no roof in this word, and no bragging at the same time. And you know if somebody is an Engineer, they seen things and been in places...

Nothing better than this profession is invented by humanity. So why not use its beautiful name.

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Valeria Author

Indeed! I haven't thought of that. Though in Russia it's highly associated with an underpaid and unprivileged intellectual, which collide with the idea of a passionate and dedicated professional that has the power to make things happen.

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Fyodor

Things change these days, even in orthodoxy Russia, so Engineers get more and more respect. Though it definitely depends on what exact kind of engineering your engaged in.

In the end, it’s all about how you identify yourself in your own eyes. Ninjas, samurais, rockstars and whoever else are to cheesy and millennial-ish to me.

Yea-yea, I know, OK boomer πŸ˜„

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Ben Sinclair

I think different people interpret the words different ways.
Some see it as meaning "expert", others as "primadonna", others still as "easy to exploit".

I see it as pure nonsense.

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Valeria Author

What does make sense for you then?

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