What are the signs of a fake programmer? How would someone with experience in the tech industry identify someone who shouldn’t be, or who wasn’t meant to be a software engineer?

A difficult question indeed. There is no such thing as a completely fake programmer. Anybody who took a programming course in high school can write a “Hello World !”, or a bubble sort and s/he is a programmer. However being a professional programmer requires more. There are some indicators of a programmer who is at “Hello world!” level but claiming to be a professional programmer:

  • They are laud about their success
  • They talk about algorithms, not implementation.
  • They love buzzwords. These days especially full stack development and non-relational databases are in fashion.
  • They can reply quickly if you ask about their best program and its performance.

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Can Baysal

It is fortunate that I am not famous, as any biographer and or journalist would definitely have problems while gathering information on my background. What I am basically is a renaissance man in modern age with diverse areas of interest and some interconnected subjects of expertise mainly centered around ICT.