Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
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It turns out my job is surprisingly easy to explain in simple language.

Either that, or I'm used to explaining things to non-technical people!

Inspired by a flocked post elsewhere, I've written a description of my job using only the most common thousand words in the English language.

I work with computers. I talk to people about what they do in their jobs and how computers can make that easier or quicker.

Then I tell the computer what to do to help the people do the work.

I also tell other computer people how they can work together better, and what they can do to make sure that we work quickly and don't go wrong very often. I also check that we can make the computer work better later on without it being a lot more work.

Sometimes I talk to people from other parts of the business to make sure that we work with them as well as we can do.

I also make sure that other people who work in my area have someone to help if they have a problem with the people who manage us.


I wrote this with the Up-Goer Five Text Editor, which was in turn inspired by this xkcd comic which explains the Saturn V using those same thousand words.



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