tech bro / brogrammer
"Code. Code hard...but know when to put it away."
Refers to "bro-y" men who are software developers. It draws a distinction between the traditionally "nerdy" culture in Silicon Valley and the frat-boy culture that has developed there in the last 15 years.
The term "brogrammer" was allegedly coined at Facebook by then-employee Nick Schrock, who for many years ran a popular "brogramming" page on Faceboook. The page is now shut down, but some of its content is preserved by TechCrunch and The Internet Archive.
- "Listen ladies, I don't care how blonde and Swedish you are; I have to submit this diff."
- When brogramming, never forget your biceps, your laptops, and, most importantly, your bromoeroticism.
- This ain't the 90s anymore. Brogrammers can use macs. A true brogrammer cares more about his pecs than choice of OS.
There is also a seemingly totally earnest Quora page on How does a programmer become a brogrammer. For those interested, here are some tips:
- Code. Code hard... but know when to put it away. If a girl walks past in a see-through teddy, and you don't even look up because you're neck-deep in code, expect to spend a lot of time celibate no matter how bro you go.
- Sunglasses, particularly the mirrored, aviator variety.
- Intentional unshaved periods to achieve scruffy look.