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I had a question stuck in my head for a long time: How does it feel to have a dev/geek/techie as your friend?

How did you meet them and what was your experience?

I've never had any dev/geek/techie as my friend (I had one but he has a communication problem so never got to interact properly). Anything I should keep in mind when befriending any techies/devs/geeks?

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  • 1
    Well for me I went to high school with a few that I’ve remained in touch with and online wise I’ve actually met some on devRant and some just by asking for help in programming discord’s
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    I think it's great! I have someone I can gush to when I have a breakthrough in something that's troubled me for a week.

    All my wife can do in those cases is smile and nod.
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    Most Devs have a very short time to socialise. They are not good at long discussions, and relationships with them in most cases are short-lived. If devs have to pick friends they pick the ones that would most definitely add values to their career pattern. You can correctly say they make friends with benefits.

    And what are these benefits we're talking about?
    It can vary from person to person. I personally make friends with fellow techies, the one that could discuss and argue about tech stuffs the whole day without getting tired, because why?
    That is the fastest way to learn new things while you have your hands off deck.

    Do I have other friends except techies?
    Sure I do, but like I said "benefits". Aside techies, I have friends for financial benefits, some for religious benefits and all others fall under a 2% scale.

    So the big question is:
    What value do you have to offer your techie friend and what value do you expect in return?

    Don't expect time you won't get it!
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    @bahua
    Haha I had thought the same! Whenever I manage to get that perfect Linux rice, or just figure out how to solve the annoying bug, I just feel like talking about it with someone. My normie friends will totally not understand what I'm saying so yeah, not fun talking.

    @GiddyNaya Thanks a lot for that explanation! I finally understand about making techie/geek/dev friends! I would spend my dev time with people who actually understand the stuff, so I wasn't really aware of other people not having much time to spend. Thanks a ton for mentioning about time!
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    @GiddyNaya haha you said truth about this

    "If devs have to pick friends they pick the ones that would most definitely add values to their career pattern. You can correctly say they make friends with benefits."
  • 1
    and benefits means knowledge transfer Like you can talk or argue about tach stuff, algos, languages, logic etc, and most important and obvious includes bitching about management :P
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