My goal in creating, “The League of Heroic Software Developers” is to establish a taxonomy for classifying and ultimately appreciating the different kinds of software developers found in highly productive software development teams.
These classifications are meant to not only help leaders know how to better support their teams, but also offer a way for software developers to better understand themselves and each other. To be clear: these developers are heroic, not perfect. They bring immense value to the projects they are a part of and any weaknesses are balanced by the strengths of supportive and capable teammates.
Above all else, my hope is that this work serves to correct misconceptions and improve perceptions of software developers who are often misunderstood and underappreciated despite the overwhelmingly positive contributions they make to the success of their team.
It is common for people who sincerely appreciate working with heroic software developers to not know how to express their gratitude. This is why each of the heroic developer profiles ends with a certificate of appreciation that can be downloaded and printed as a gift for the software developers that you work with. Each and every heroic software developer sacrifices some part of themselves for the sake of their team, and while a simple 8.5″ x 11″ black-and-white piece of paper may not seem like much, it can mean the world when you let someone know that you recognize and genuinely appreciate everything they do to help their team succeed.
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