Are You the Hacker in Your Tech Startup Dream Team?

You’re the guy or gal in the team who sits quietly at the back of meetings, until everyone turns to you and asks;

“So, can we actually do this?  And how can we do this?”

And you tell them.  Because you’re programmer – the Hacker.  The man or woman who makes ideas become real.

No tech startup can get anywhere without you its computer whizz kid, who breathes code and eats error messages for breakfast, which could be at any time, because the natural cycle of night and day mean nothing to you. You lie awake in bed at night pondering why your code is broken, suddenly leaping out with the solution, ready to fix it right there and then. The Hipster and Hustler hold you with a mixture of awe and befuddlement. Not understanding how you can spend so much time gleefully delving into small incomprehensible lines of words, symbols and numbers on your screen. But also fully aware of much the whole enterprise depends on your skill, creativity and coding genius.

Not entirely sure you’re the Hacker?  Take our Quick Hacker Test:

If you get these jokes, then you’re the hacker:

  1. Knock, knock.
    “Who’s there?”
    Very long pause…………
  2. An SQL query walks up to two tables in a restaurant and asks, “Mind if I join you?”

Or do you like this tattoo?

Yes?  Then you’re the Hacker.

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