re: I Am Not A Real Programmer VIEW POST

TOP OF THREAD FULL DISCUSSION
re: I don't know anyone except the Ivy League crowd that's never felt like an imposter. But I can remember the exact second that I realized I was a rea...
 

I don't think your second paragraph is correct at all. I've been doing this for 10 years, I have an easy 10,000 hours under my belt and I still don't feel like some sort of untouchable god of programming. I'm pretty decent but still make dumb mistakes, still get into messes and still spend endless hours debugging bugs I've never seen before. I still feel like an imposter whenever I'm working with people of equal seniority until we've worked together for a while and I feel better about what I know. Insecurity and imposter syndrome don't just disappear.

code of conduct - report abuse