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A Day in the Life of a Programmer


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DataSine co-founder and CTO Chris Loy and Front End Engineer Jenny Wem answer questions about life as a programmer, the challenges they face, how things have changed, and what advice they have for programmers of the future.

"The Internet has really democratised access to skills and expertise. Thanks to the open source ecosystem, and popular sites that enable open collaboration, such as GitHub and Stack Overflow, the barrier to entry is lower than ever," Loy says. "Consequently, the industry is more diverse than it has ever been before."

"The 'typical' background of a programmer would probably involve a computer science or STEM degree, although obviously not all programmers are from a typical background," Wem says. "My team includes people with more typical backgrounds along with people who became programmers after a career change. I actually studied art before completing a coding bootcamp."

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