I have to ++ this node because it is true. It requires mad skillz to even attempt. Once you can prove your might against the established senior programmers, they MUST accept you into their ranks. If not, eat another heart. It took me a few hearts until they acquiesced, but in the end, I got what I wanted.
I find eating the hearts raw in front of others has a greater effect than bringing along a hotplate and making a sautee, but the taste of raw heart might make you gag the first couple of times.