5 Traits That Make Women Better at Programming Than Men
Several features can distinguish them from men in the field of programming.
One of the IT industry’s biggest myths is the belief that only a man can be a programmer. This thesis’s justification is the belief that the male gender has a scientific mind and the ability to think logically, that is, abilities that women allegedly do not have. I think I could name hundreds of women at this point to prove how misleading this thesis is.
To confront this stereotype and show that, however, women have several features that can distinguish them from men in the field of programming, a very subjective checklist I created.
1. Constant desire for self-improvement
Women are born geeks who want to become a better version of themselves every day, and thus with great willingness and satisfaction, they deepen their knowledge and learn new things.
Seriously — it has to be made clear that being a programmer requires constant learning. The world of technology is changing very dynamically and to keep up with constant changes, unfortunately, or unfortunately it requires constant self-education. You just have to develop to be good. And women can do it.
2. Creativity and an open mind
Everyone agrees that a good programmer must have an open mind and a creative approach to the topic. Nowhere can we find ready-made solutions, written from A to Z.
Each task requires an unusual approach to the topic and searching for the best solutions. There is a reason Bill Gates said, “I always choose someone lazy for the most difficult task. He will always find the easiest way to do it.” From my subjective point of view, women do not have to be lazy, and they will still find the easiest and best idea to solve the problem.
3. Accuracy and attention to detail
These features are especially useful for keeping your code beautiful and working (yes, I know, no one ever told someone they wrote beautiful code). Everyone knows that even the lack of a comma can cause a huge catastrophe, not only in the eyes of code reviewers. Accuracy, diligence, the ability to independently check the work done are very important features of a programmer.
Writing code and creating new amazing programs/websites/applications can be tedious and long. In addition, constant corrections and changes during project management require great patience. Not to mention the moment when an error appears out of nowhere and you need to find its source.
This is important information for future geeks — it is a very tiring task that requires great care and patience. Fortunately, according to research conducted by American scientists, “every woman is born with a huge reserve of patience, and not only with men.”
5. Communicativeness and interpersonal skills
A programmer’s worky work requires contact with other people, e.g., co-workers and project managers, not to contact clients. Highly developed interpersonal skills, as well as openness and communicativeness, are very important here.
However, the fact that there is no shortage of introverted men among programmers resulted in a very exaggerated image of a programmer who has these skills buried deep in a drawer.
From here, huge congratulations on the achievements to all men who are in this photo. I wish all ladies and gentlemen great careers in the IT industry. The world belongs to the brave!