Programming is Creative

Photo by BigOakFlickr

I work in Information Technology. One of the things that I am told over and over is that my profession is not a “creative” profession.

Horse hockey.

I spend my days, every day, translating English into another language. Once the requirements are in the other language, I take my building blocks and assemble them in a way to meet those requirements – a way that has never been done before.

If that’s not creative, I don’t know what is.

I think that people just assume because the creation is something that can’t be seen or touched that it’s not “real”.

All I know is that I spend every day creating, out of my brain, using building blocks of theory and a foreign language. To me, that meets the definition of creative.

Photo by BigOakFlickr

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