an average programmer among very talented ones

Mattias Petter Johansson

https://www.quora.com/What-does-it-feel-like-to-be-an-average-programmer-among-very-talented-ones

 

There is a saying among jazz musicians:

“If you’re not the worst musician in your band, you should immediately switch bands.”

I work at Spotify.

I feel like a piece of shit programmer almost every day.

I didn’t at my last workplace.

So I left and started at Spotify.

When the time comes when I no longer feel like a piece of shit programmer here, I’ll quit and move on to a place that can once again make me feel like piece of shit.

This strategy has worked out really well for me during my career.

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