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Word of Mouth

From Keg-Stands to Start-up

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Photo by slworking2, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

Produced by Jonathan Lynch

In the 1980s classic comedy revenge of the nerds, there was a clear cut boundary between the titular nerds and the preppy, popular frat boys that sought to humiliate them. A recent culture trend in Silicon Valley is looking to completely upend that convention by fusing the two. A new breed of software engineers is on the horizon, and they are just as likely to fine tune code as they are to lift weights and party on the weekend.

Tanseem Raja wrote about the rise of the “brogrammer” for Mother Jones and joins us now to discuss this new generation of geek.

 

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