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Roles - a much needed database it seems
In the past couple of weeks, I have had several interesting conversations about weird new roles and fields of work. Some are downright silly, like the UI Engineer, while others just seem unnecessary, like the field of Development Experience (DX). What is clear though is that people, especially from the USA it seems, have no idea what titles are in their field, so they make things up. This means that without definition work titles are pretty useless and this is where a proper database where we define roles will be important.
While I find it interesting how young people, especially in the US, have an almost absurd desire to name themselves with titles of self-importance, it does cause a lot of confusion in the industry. Poor understanding of the work itself from the employers, and to some degree the people, is bad enough. It does not help that we add titles that make no sense or even add to the confusion.
Hopefully we can create a database over these strange new things and evolve them together, since some new names is actually not that bad and others already exist and need to be adjusted. I already have the base, so it's just a matter of getting things put together and styling it. Unfortunately, I do not have an abundance of time right now, so it will be when time permits.
Always moving forward though