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The 1x engineer

Ever heard of a 10x engineer? They’re this mythical creature that allegedly generates ten times the value of a typical engineer.

I was utterly delighted when someone shared the 1x engineer website with me! The site includes a list of “qualities that make up a 1x engineer,” and they sure are great!

  • Searches Google, Duckduckgo, Bing, or wherever they like when they’re not sure what’s up.
  • Copy/pastes code snippets from Stack Overflow, Glitch, Codepen, or wherever they find answers.
  • Gives credit where credit is due.
  • Creates community and shares knowledge.
  • Spends time on things outside of engineering, like hobbies, friends, and family.
  • Has a schedule that allows them to maintain a healthy work-life balance, and respects others’ time-boundaries, too.

Go visit to view the whole list!