Who am I?
I graduated as a geographer with a major in remote sensing techniques. I also had some programming skills. During my time at the University I kind of noticed I liked programming, so I was glad I found a job as a GIS programmer eventually.
After several years of experience as a consultant in GIS development, being interviewed to take part in a new projects I got an interesting question:
Do you feel more like a geographer of a developer?
Now, that is an interesting question. Moreso, because I was surprised by my own answer! Honestly, you spend years at the university studying a subject you’re really interested in. Just to notice that after a few years of job experience, you feel you became something completely different than you expected to. Indeed, when people ask me about my job, I tell them I am a developer.
So again, what am I? A backend programmer or rather a web developer? If, say, I’m a web developer… Do I only want to do Angular? Of focus on GIS in different frameworks and/or paradigms?
Skill sets are very specific nowadays. I think I got lost!