I typically have 3 types of audiences reading my blog: the Curious Conformist, the Evangelist, and the Ultra-Nerd programmer / hacker / DIY’er. Here are the three characters I believe read:
Ultra-Nerd Programmer / Hacker / DIY’er: Raised an untrained, self taught Linux based web application developer, heavy in Windows, DOS, and Prompt as well, where interests include just about everything that had scripting potential: 3D, calculators, Micro-electronics, automation, artificial intelligence and everything else. Growth fueled by not caring how difficult or complex things are, rather the fascination of completing and building, which allow heavy dedication and hard work. Fortunate with a good analytical brain to be able to get anything desired, done. Knows that anything is possible and knows that anything can be accomplish with the right books, resources, and prior experience to guide.
Evangelist: Understanding and Mastering the completeness of computer science is like trying to run a triathlon that extends while in the race, that is, if you do not anticipate the rules changing. While running / swimming / biking, the track grows longer and then all of the sudden, a new sport has been added before you even have the chance to finish the race. Technology moves so quickly that any computer scientist with a sliver of interest must be willing to adopt and learn new things every single day. Opening your mind to the possibility that your answers could have better solutions begins to spawn the exploration into community input to grow products and solutions at an exponential rate. This is the ultra Evangelist, who can grow and adapt to the granularity, complexity, and quickly changing pace that is computers and technology.
Curious Conformist: With the multitude of experience, conformity is absolutely required to work in constructive group settings and especially large businesses with large scale environments. Setting one’s standards (as a business) is essential and moving with the standards keeps your business / organization on top. It is important to move with the mass, yet be completely open and curious to learn and understand the outside and new realm’s while striking when it makes sense for your organization / community. Organization and precision, with tactful boldness is the only way to build with a principal of community growth and to set the trend. No one ever made their name simply following what everyone else did. You must seek the new “trend” to build your future. My idea of the curious conformist builds policies, procedures, and processes along with growing efficiencies.
These are the audiences that I reach out too, particularly because I feel that I hold many of these traits. What traits do you have and what new traits would you like to grow?