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sebach19921dYou're talking about those devs that are famous and worked for Google or sth similar?
AleCx042033921dhonestly? it is a combination of luck, charisma(social skills) and area knowledge (in whatever you do).
Back at home I managed to build a reputation with a particular industry sector when it came to mobile(which I hate) and web development. I know how to talk to people and be likeable, from the secretaries that take my calls when I look for clients to the different management levels. Being quirky and weird does not really account for "oh he must be like that cuz he is a genius!" in real life, people are more willing to work with you and listen to you by following what I call the law of the bar. As in "is this a dude I would like to sit with at a bar and have a drink with?" and thus far it has worked well. Of course, having the skills to back everything up makes a big difference, they might like you, but business is business and at the end of the day it matters how good you are. Get out there and get em bro!