I am not surprised at all since I heard some of the same statements when I was training software developers.

The best that I trained were women. One said that she learned more from me in two months than in the prior year and a half, which included a 6-week programmer boot camp. I wondered about her teachers.

The worst were men. I had 2 fired — one was too arrogant and one was too stupid.

To demonstrate my approach: one woman said, “Bill, did you know that I am Hispanic?”

Me: “No, is that supposed to make some sort of difference?”
Her: “Yes, to some people.”
Me: “Not to me. All I care about is that your programs work.”

That is the way that things should be about everything.

William “Bill” Myers, Analyzes all, Programmer, retired. If you learn anything new, find enjoyment, have a new thought, then I’m successful. Photo: 1st article

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