The Greater Fool

Are you a brogrammer and is that a bad thing?

"I think what has changed," agrees my Anonymous Female Tech Authority, "is that engineers are thought of as awkward tech nerds with glasses. And now they are beer-slugging dudes who stare at sales ladies' boobs."

The recent run on brogrammers and their taking over of the tech space is greatly exaggerated. Just like most media-spawned stories during an election year, the truth is sometimes lost in search of good headline. The enterprise software space has been rife with so-called brogrammers for years. But now that they've reached the start-up world that's the darling of the media, people have noticed. Bottom line, a brogrammer is not a bro and a bro would never survive the pace of the start-up lifestyle.