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Why build a community of developers?

June 20, 2021
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I am pretty much an accidental software developer. I used to think this was rare until I realized that a lot of software developers are accidental. Accidental as in they never intended to become software developers, circumstances made them choose this as a profession. In my case, I became one because I wanted to launch my startup but had no resources to hire anyone.

These ‘accidental or circumstantial’ developers often share a common thread, they may know how to write softwares, make them work

but often lack the depth about the language, frameworks, protocols they are using

This can be largely due to apathy towards the field or sometimes even worse, not knowing that there is a better way to write a software.

On the contrary, there are a lot of programmers who are exposed to the right environment and approach programming in a very different way. Often this group can be a bit hard for people outside of that group to understand.😄

They can argue almost endlessly over tabs vs spaces or proper naming conventions.

Tabs vs spaes

They are so because of their passion for sustainably building software, understanding the importance of digging deeper into problems being solved, and taking immense pride in writing.

The feeling of satisfaction you feel after writing a particularly clean code or refactoring some old code should probably have it’s own word in the dictionary😌

My interaction with these kind of developers ensured that I wasn’t just another accidental software developer, I understood that there’s so much more to coding than just ‘making it work’.

All this was possible because of the people I surrounded myself with. Very early into my career, I was able to appreciate clean code, software architecture, and the value of naming things right; all because of the circle I was a part of.

A community of such developers is precisely what I am trying to build at Default, a group that inspires each other to improve, constantly learn and does some of the best work of their lives together.

Through this very community, My team & I at <a href="https://www.getdefault.in/" style="color:#0057FF; text-decoration:none;">Default</a> intend to inspire and mentor software developers across experience ranges and skill-set.

Finally, the community that we build shall use this publication to talk and listen to each other and the outside world about: engineering, hiring engineers, recruitment, and a whole lot more (read: 42).

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Varun Jain

Varun has 9+ years of experience in tech hiring and recruitment. One of the co-founders of Default, his last startup was acquired by UpGrad.

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