He walks in. I stand up to greet him. He looks tired so I try my best to relax him with some phatic expressions. In a short span of 30 secs, he shoots his first question and gets comfortable in his seat, pulling out his diary to start writing.
Stand-ups are part of the common lore in software development teams. I have personally been part of several of them and have always had a love-hate relationship with them.
Seasoned engineers are folks who have some idea what they are talking about.
By talking about, I mean building actual systems that work, not linked lists.