Top Ten Techie Traits

I couldn’t resist this one, even with #10 staring at me.  Roy Tennant has pulled together the top ten traits for any techies today.  If you’re looking to get into or stay in this field, I’d say he’s hit the nail on the head!

  1. The ability to speak simply and directly about technical topics, either without using jargon or by explaining technical terms simply
  2. Knowledge of a somewhat popular programming language
  3. Humility
  4. Facility with one or more databases and one or more indexing tools
  5. A sense of humor
  6. Ability to configure and manage web server software
  7. Skill at user interface design
  8. XML and XSLT proficiency
  9. Ability to manage projects well
  10. The intelligence to stay away from top ten lists  😉
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