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adempus
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How a regular convo with non-devs usually go:

"So what do you do?"

"I'm a software developer."

"Oh, so you're like... a hacker?"

"No, I build apps."

"Nice! So like facebooks and stuff???"

"Not exactly. Different things, mostly tools. It depends."

"Ooh...cool...Like what?"

*proceeds to spend what feels like an hour trying to explain what I do for a living in the simplest terms, while the person just blankly stares and nods, pauses, then finally tells me their crazily infeasible app idea.*

"So whadaya think?"

"Hmm...sounds good 😀👍"

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  • 9
    Weird usually when I said I'm a software engineer people just say "oh cool engineering"
  • 8
    @TheVariant
    Key word 'Software Engineer'. Never say 'Developer', it's a trap
  • 2
    i also sometimes say "programmer", but regardless of what i say most people just say
    "ah ok" and move on.
  • 2
    If I can see from the person's face that he will not understand anything anyway, I usually go by "countries pay me to hack other countries and steal data. Look - it's terminal"

    Few were really scared. It gets quite entertaining.
  • 6
    Those are the questions I used to ask a couple of years ago !! Lol
  • 0
    This is like my parents who has no idea about my work and what I do. They think I build computers, connect them and install windows O_o
  • 1
    How my conversations go.

    Person: "What do you do?"

    Me: "I'm an engineer."

    Person: "Oh. I was never god at math."

    Me: "Ok."
  • 0
    What the hell is this "conversation" thing that people keep going on about?
  • 0
    @TheVariant

    Yeah, now days I stick to developer or engineer. But it's harder to convince them you're not a hacker if you use the term 'programmer'
  • 1
    @lawzava

    Thats funny because when I'm on campus using the terminal or on my IDE, people stare at my screen for a minute before deciding to sit somewhere else. xD
  • 1
    @adempus oh man that's true about hacker. Hate when people ask me that
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