Los Angeles, CA November 21, 2015
Brogrammer Culture in Tech

There is a very negative homogenized culture that accompanies a lot of the tech industry. In one word it is the "brogrammer", there are many aspects to this culture and I hope to explain my experiences of dealing with this mindset that is so dominant in tech. The culture is a learned behavior that starts at the university level and is carried on to the work environment. If you are a person who is not part of this culture you are generally going to be excluded from the industry as a whole. But if we want tech to be a truly inclusive space there needs to be acceptance for more than just the brogrammer mind set. We have to understand brogrammer culture from a sociological and anthropological perspective; if people who are not part of the culture are to survive in the tech industry.