What does it mean to be a programmer?

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Hello, Khabrovites! Last Saturday September 12, IT people around the world celebrated 256 days of the year – Programmer’s Day… We are in OTUS joined the celebration and asked the faculty to share what they thought it meant to be a programmer. Go to the congratulations page here

We asked everyone who visited the site to share their version. Today we publish here a selection of the most interesting answers.

Important: this note is not technical and was written solely to cheer up everyone involved :-).

Being a programmer is …


When you go to bed and a new idea comes to how to optimize the code … – Nikolay



To pull an owl on a globe in the most extreme conditions;) – Yuri Maslov



Work on yourself all the time. – Nasib



Turn coffee and cookies into crutches and bicycles) – Valera



Enjoy the automation of processes. – Alexey Koloskov



So immersed and abstracted from the outside world that sometimes you don’t even want to return to reality. – Sergei



Being a programmer is my lifelong dream! – Andrei



Enjoy solving problems. – Artem



Enjoy the process, endlessly improving the code …- Olga



Integrate yellow with round …— Sergey



It’s like mathematics + English, only longer, more interesting and more difficult. – Rodion



Read the code like a fairy tale and know in advance what result it outputs after execution. – Elena_Fedorenko



This is when you reinstalled the operating system and you are already a programmer.
And if you don’t understand refrigerators, then XD is already a pogromist – Artem



Be in a state of creativity 24/7 – 8 hours of sleep. – Maxim



code();
eat();
sleep();
repeat(); — O.



Know how to quit Vim. – Oleg



Always progress. – Danik



Change the world for the better. – Sergey Kundryukov



Being a programmer is like a magician in the Research Institute “FAQ”, which “[…]they were magicians because they knew a lot, so much that quantity finally passed into quality, and they became with the world in a different relationship than ordinary people. They worked at an institute that dealt primarily with the problems of human happiness and the meaning of human life, but even among them no one knew exactly what happiness was and what exactly was the meaning of life. And they accepted the working hypothesis that happiness is in the continuous knowledge of the unknown and the meaning of life is in the same. ” And, perhaps, you couldn’t say better. Alexander



To be better every day. – Mikhail Isaev



Enjoy creating programs previously unknown to anyone. – Gennady Babkin



Being a programmer is like catching a wild buzz when everything is compiled and used! When you realize that any line of code you write can change tomorrow! – Alexei



Analyze the task, decompose and implement. – Denis



Be a teacher and a student at the same time) – Paul



Be a super hero in the IT world! – Andrei



To make our world a better place. – Nurbolat



Doubt your abilities all the time. – Farrukh



When you fix the program by simply pressing the Debug button for the 5th time. – Dmitro



Not being able to explain to your girlfriend what you were doing before 5 in the morning. – Alexander



Finding fun in code. – Julia



Get high on problem solving. – Anna



Learn to work on yourself, solve problems, create programs and learn everything new and new in the world of programming. – Shakhlo



Be a purposeful lazy person. – Artem



Be a mirror reflecting and reflecting in an infinite number of other mirrors. – Egor



Feel like your brain is the strongest muscle in your body. – Tina



Be a translator between man and machine. – Sergey Andreikin



To be able to make a feature out of a bug …- Edward



I can do any program … and watch a video about cats …- Tatyana



A programmer is not a profession, but a lifestyle. – Bulanov Sergey


Which answer did you like the most? What does it mean to you to be a programmer? We will be glad if you share in the comments.


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