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The Rise of the 'Brogrammer'

The fratty “brogrammer” meme is a reaction to tech’s nerd stereotype
A thread on Q and A site Quora describes how to be a brogrammer
A thread on Q and A site Quora describes how to be a brogrammerIllustration by Neil Swaab

(Corrects the spelling of Sara Chipps’s name and clarifies that Girl Develop It does not offer a series of free workshops.)

Danilo Stern-Sapad writes code for a living, but don’t call him a geek. He wears sunglasses and blasts 2Pac while programming. He enjoys playing Battle Shots—like the board game Battleship, but with liquor—at the office. He and his fellow coders at Los Angeles startup BetterWorks are lavished with attention by tech industry recruiters desperate for engineering talent. “We got invited to a party in Malibu where there were naked women in the hot tub,” says Stern-Sapad, 25. “We’re the cool programmers.”