Congrats on your new appointment to the world of Information Technology. You're on your way to fame, fortune, riches, and myopic monitor-eyes. Now you want to fit in at the workplace, to show your associate employee contemporaries that you belong in this line of work. But what to wear, what to wear? It's not like they have fashion shows for l33t coderz - "ooh, look at Bob in his swanky slacks pounding away at his Microsoft Natural Keyboard", no that doesn't happen. Hey, are you starting to panic? Chill out. Just pick one of the following programmer stereotypes and you'll be home free.
The GNU Wave Ubernerd UNIX Coder
Mid-1980's Blue Suited IBM Systems Analyst
New Economy Hip and 'With It' e-Business Legit Script Kiddie
- you are: relaxed and calm, inventive yet sarcastic
- you hack: ActionScript, Java, ColdFusion, HTML
- you look: skinny and scrawny, medium-length hair slightly greasy. Thick rimmed, small glasses for that "I'm geeky but I'm not a geek" or "I'm a rocker, I rock out" look. Jeans or Khakis from Banana Republic or The Gap and orange Atari t-shirt a must.
- you can be found: Debugging the customer database at three in the morning, wishing your coworkers at the Foosball table would shut the hell up, and praying your stock options will come through. (Next day lining up for welfare. (The New Economy Eats The Weak, baby.))
Now you're a coder, babe. Dress the part.