Is software engineering losing its prestige?
Nerds were hip for a minute and software engineering was THE job. Now what?
People are realizing the value of soft skills and a breadth of abilities. Being “on the spectrum” isn’t charming. People don’t think much of anything, other than you’re a dweeb, when you tell them you’re a software engineer. Computer Science Ph.d’s spend their days working on some ad sales widget at Google. And the rest of the world moves forward, unimpressed.
So what will be THE job to have now? Software engineering has lost its shine. And yes, I know everyone on Blond will be outraged since it’s mostly SWEs here (I’m one too).