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Unexpected Reasons Why Developers Will Survive The Apocalypse

When the zombies strike, you’ll be living it up in your high-tech mega bunker with these sweet skills. Until then, why not make the most of them at Accenture.

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1. The problem-solving side of your brain has already adapted to see the bigger picture.

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2. They laughed at your inability to throw away old wires and cables…

...but they're not laughing at your off-grid power generator now, ARE THEY?!
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...but they're not laughing at your off-grid power generator now, ARE THEY?!

3. Years of writing code has taught you emotional detachment.

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Code is like a tissue: You use it when it's useful and throw it away when it no longer serves. Which is why you should go outside to see if the wolves are still there, Grandma.

4. You picked up all sorts of life skills in the time it took your code to upload or compile.

Like building complex gadgets out of paperclips.
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Like building complex gadgets out of paperclips.

5. Social hierarchy means nothing to you.

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You understand that it doesn't matter if someone is a CEO – if their code is wrong, it's wrong. Arguing back with your superiors might get you in trouble in this lifetime, but when the zombies strike, you're not the one who is going to be lunch.

6. Your fingers are strangely strong and muscled from all that flexing at keyboards…

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…which is bound to come in handy when tearing apart urban wastelands to find weapons and water.

7. You can melt the gold out of all those motherboards you've been hoarding, mould a crown, and declare yourself supreme ruler.

8. If you hear the word "scuzzy" it doesn't immediately have negative connotations.

So you'll step in to this new apocalyptic world with high expectations.
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So you'll step in to this new apocalyptic world with high expectations.

9. Even in a world without opticians, you can still C#.

Sorry/not sorry.

10. Your instinct is to try every option.

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Instead of going up to someone and asking them for help, a good developer experiments and sees if they can fix it first. Which will come in handy when you're trying to outfox a zombie.

11. Your encyclopaedic grasp of knowledge and trivia FINALLY has a use outside pub quizzes.

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All those days spent stuck down a Wiki-hole has left you some sort of oracle.

12. All that time spent gaming means you're a sharper shooter than a trained marksman.

13. If you're a tester, your brain is already wired to think "what's the worst that can happen?"

14. You've perfected the art of staring at life through rose-tinted glasses.

That's not a bug in your drink – it's a feature.
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That's not a bug in your drink – it's a feature.

15. If you can turn bacon and coffee into code, you can turn SOMETHING in to water.

16. You find out about the end of the world via all the new questions on Stack Overflow…

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…then report them anyway as it's in the wrong section.

17. If you can find the missing } in all this, you can find food.

18. Your waking hours were all messed up anyway.

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Because the internet never sleeps.

19. After the end of the world, all you care about is there are less IE users to support.

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20. When used computer parts become currency in this post apocalyptic world, you'll be laughing.

21. You like nothing more than fixing something that isn't broken.

Which means that your bunker will come equipped with Sky TV.
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Which means that your bunker will come equipped with Sky TV.

22. The more *nix-based servers you've had to manage, the more you've learnt how to kill zombies.

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23. You think a reboot fixes most problems, so you don't even mind if something has tried to reboot the world.

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