Thursday, September 4, 2008

Computing- the X factor

1. a peculiar or otherwise dis likable person, esp. one who is perceived to be overly intellectual.
2. a computer expert or enthusiast (a term of pride as self-reference, but often considered offensive when used by outsiders.)
3. a carnival performer who performs sensationally morbid or disgusting acts, as biting off the head of a live chicken.

I intend to talk about the [2] kind of geeks. But before that lets add the true characteristics to it. They are the people with the capability of converting coffee to binary. We all have heard the legends of softwares that were written living on coffee and pizza and spending nights in a sleeping bag. Hence, coffee holds a very respectable and high place in the life of a geek. Coffee mugs with especial embellishments marks the love and respect we hold for them. The next important entity in life of geek are the t-shirts which have claimed the status of dress-code in computing industry. Software are about lines of code and efficiency to encrypting logic in minimum number of lines. T-shirts bear the mark of their astuteness in the form of lines of wisdom, sarcasm and beliefs ( open source, blogging and whatever).
Computers and gadgets are extensions to their physical being and hence something so implicit that cant be parted from their existence. They don't just dwell in physical world, they have a virtual identity which they protect with all their hacks.

There is something more to a girl geeks than all this. Her competence on the keyboard is no less, rather it has been studied that the code women write is more legible and well structured than that written by men. The testosterone driven code is often too convoluted and complex. So, if your software is suffering from piling legacy code which is not to be touched and fragile, may be adding a women resource can solve the problem! She brings in the power of simplicity to the most complex problems. Recall,you have to earn your complexities

Are you a geek... flaunt it!

* ohh just to let you know - GHC is just not just about meeting the geeks its also about adding to your wardrobe and embellished mugs collection... ;) another reason to come!

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