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Discussion on: AMA with Tessa Kriesel

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Thanks Tessa! Love that you're shedding light on the Developer Mindset and helping folks work with and connect with developers better. It's not a group I've worked with before.

Follow up question: I see the term "developer" a lot but I'm actually not sure who is considered a "developer". Who is considered a "developer" and does that change at different companies or spaces?

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I think everyone likely sees this term differently. I mean anyone in real estate would think it was a contractor building communities/homes/businesses. 🤪

I use the term developer to pool together folks who are actively writing code in any capacity, OR who have written code in the past and still has a few skills up their sleeve. I rarely write code anymore, but I still consider myself a developer because those skills are there and could be used again. Often times, developer communities have a few other audience dynamics to them. For example, a CTO (chief technology officer), likely doesn't call herself a developer any longer, but at the end of the day, at one point in their career they were writing code.