It really shouldn’t be hard to answer the age-old question, “what do you do?” But for me it is. Every time someone asks me, all I think is, “Here we go again…”. Well for one, I work in the software industry. But let’s start by talking about what I DON’T do.
Ok, so now that we have taken care of what I don’t do, let’s figure out what I actually do. Day to day that is. And trust me, it’s taken me a while to figure out what my role is. It’s a relatively new role too, so it’s a bit tough to define exactly what someone in my position is expected to do.
“I had some issues during this process. And need your help.” — YouTuber that was confused with my tutorial
But sometimes, just sometimes, they say something like this:
“Can’t tell you how much this helped me. I really appreciate it, learned a ton. I like that it was clear and focused. Keep doing what you’re doing!” — YouTuber that liked my tutorial
Regardless, my job is to help developers.
“Wow, all you do is help others? How does your company make money?”
Well, let’s just say there is an excess of frustrated developers out there. So, somehow or another, they keep me employed. So back to the question of, “What do you do?”
So, what do I tell them? Do I go down the road of explaining in detail, “Well, I’m a hybrid of a software dev and a tech dude that goes to conferences and talks at meet ups”? Sometimes that can be too much information, and that’s never any fun. So, I usually stick to saying,” I work in software.” If need be, I can explain more. Anyways, as always, thanks for reading. I should probably get back to coding. I write and blast Twitter enough as it is. Happy Thursday!