The myth has been shattered: IT professionals are not just computer enthusiasts

As many as 90 percent of employees in the IT industry follow current events

One of the most well-known prejudices attributed to IT professionals is that they are nerds, computer enthusiasts who are interested in nothing but professional literature and computer programs. However, the results of a survey conducted by the international company Q in cooperation with the Netokracija portal, shattered this myth and showed that even 90 percent of employees in the IT industry regularly inform about current social topics. That is, as many as 60 percent of them follow events in the country and the world on a daily basis, while 30 percent do so once or twice a week.

When it comes to Fr. domestic media, it turned out that developers are most often informed mainly through N1, Nova, Danas, Blic, Mond, Politika, Noizza, Telegraf. The fact that 79.6 percent of IT employees equally use social networks to inform themselves about topics about work and daily events speaks in favor of the fact that the myth has been shattered. However, 12 percent of them follow news exclusively related to work, while the remaining eight percent follow those outside of IT on social networks.

Developers and daily topics

If we exclude topics that do not concern their profession, IT employees are most interested in news from the world (63.5 percent) and Serbia (59.3 percent), information from the field of economy (56.3 percent), and then society, culture, art (32.9 percent) ) and sports (31.1 percent), while only seven percent of them follow the chronicle. The developers found that they are also interested in news from the field of music, gaming, cinematography, health, motoring and popular science, but to a much lesser extent.

Favorite IT portals

However, the fact is that developers and developers are largely interested in the field in which they work, and to stay up to date with new trends and developments equally use domestic and foreign IT portals. When they had to answer which domestic IT portal they visit most often, the dominant answers were Netokracija (74.3 percent) and StartIt (50.9 percent), while from foreign countries they followed TechCrunch (47.3 percent), Wired (35.9 percent) and Tech Insider (33.5 percent). ). In addition, domestic and foreign portals are not the only source of information for developers when it comes to IT. In order to learn about innovations in IT, developers mostly use professional literature, 61.1 percent, follow discussions on social networks (51.5 percent), and 50.9 percent of them attend online courses.

LinkedIn favorite social network

Developers not only use LinkedIn to find out about open job positions in the industry (as many as 80 percent), but this social network is a favorite among 64 percent of respondents, and is even more popular than Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. When it comes to other job search platforms, the second place is taken by the domestic platform Jobs Infostud, which is used by slightly more than 32 percent of developers, while the third place is taken by Hello World, the Jobs Infostud platform, which specializes in IT professionals.

A survey conducted by Company Q in collaboration with Netocracy is another piece of evidence that stereotypes represent a generalization about a particular group of people and are often inaccurate. Developers, developers and IT experts, by participating in the research, broke the myth that was valid for them and showed that they have broad interests.

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