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Re: What do you call yourself?

by etcshadow (Priest)
on Jun 04, 2004 at 16:33 UTC ( #360986=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What do you call yourself?

When I'm just talking to people, I say that I'm "A computer programmer".

My boss would say that my title is either "Senior Software Architect" or "Senior Architect" or maybe just "Architect". It depends on what kind of mood he's in and how much of a hurry.

When I'm interviewing candidates, I introduce myself as "I'm one of the architects," even though I'm the only person here (currently) that bears that title (or anything similar), other than the Chief Software Architect (my boss).

I think that for HR purposes my title is "Senior Technical Architect"... but my business cards still say "Technologist" (along with practically everyone else in the technology team).

Oh, and the worst thing I've ever been called was (on one version of my wedding announcements a few years ago) "Web Design Technician". (Try to explain to some people that "web design" really means more like a graphic artist, and on top of that the term "technician" usually implies a definitively lower level than an "engineer"... sigh.)

And my brother sometimes calls me a "Web Master", just to piss me off.

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Re^2: What do you call yourself?
by husker (Chaplain) on Jun 04, 2004 at 19:39 UTC
    or maybe just "Architect".

    Cool! I've been wanting to ask you .. can you explain the end of "Matrix Reloaded" for me?

      The hidden meaning is "You just wasted eight bucks (adjust for geography, time of day, student/senior citizen discount)".


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