Friday, March 23, 2012

I'm Spartacus

When people ask what I do, I usually say, "I'm a software engineer". When I'm talking to someone who is not in software, it's a lot easier to say that than to explain that I'm a consulting VP of Engineering. It's also true. I work in software and I do work that - at least in the U.S. - is described as engineering. That is, it's technical work with the purpose of creating and shipping software.

And for all the time we spend bickering between engineering groups or teams, we're all still software engineers. It's not about our name. It's not about are role. It's not about how we got here or what degree we hold.

We're all here. We're all banding together with a purpose. We are all Spartacus.

Just check it out. We do stuff! We're (software) Spartacus!