Brogrammers

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At some startups the pendulum has swung so far in the other direction that it's given rise to a new title: brogrammer. A portmanteau of the frat-house moniker "bro" and "programmer," the term has become the subject of a Facebook group joined by more than 21,000 people; the name of a series of hacker get-togethers in Austin, Texas; the punch line for online ads; and the topic of a humorous discussion on question-and-answer site Quora titled "How does a programmer become a brogrammer?" (One pointer: Drink Red Bull, beer and "brotein" shakes.)

"There's a rising group of developers who are much more sociable and like to go out and have fun, and I think brogramming speaks to that audience," said Gagan Biyani, co-founder and president of Udemy, a San Francisco startup that offers coding lessons on the Web.

One popular online video featured programmer Rob Spectre giving a presentation titled "Learn Brogramming the Hard Way."

'Brogrammers' challenge coders' nerdy image (via JWZ)