Photos from the front lines: 10 programmers share their workspaces
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Greg Shovlin, QA analyst at Wells Fargo
Programmers work in lots of different ways. Whatever it takes to get the job done is fine by us. Here are the latest workspace photos submitted by TechRepublic readers.
Points to Greg for his Android propaganda, perfectly centered Post-its, and green-friendly water bottle. If we could write on that white board, we’d leave a note asking to buy that sweet Monterey Bay Aquarium poster off you.
John MacLean, programmer, U.S. Global Investors
Three seems to be the magic number for monitors. But more magical? That portable radio/CD player in the right corner. Rock on.
Arthur Cavallari, graduate developer, PlayUp
There are several things to love about this workspace. For one, Arthur here is listening to a mix called “I’m Feeling Lucky.” He’s also apparently a Doctor Who fan as evidenced by the Tardis coffee cup and miniature Dalek. Hopefully those help when he’s working with wibbly-wobbly codey wodey.
Jeff Lockard, software developer, Pen-Cal
Either Jeff keeps his workspace very neat, or he straightened up for us. (Thanks, man. We’re flattered.) Worthy of admiration are the nine coffee mugs (that we can see) in this photo. Lesson: Coffee at Jeff’s!
Kene Ijezie, business solutions designer for Blujeans
Kene is keeping it simple with a laptop. That book shelf, however, is like IKEA on ‘roids with its shelves within shelves. Very nice.
Dennis explained in his email that he’s running Ubuntu as well as Arch Linux with XFCE as the default desktop. He also made sure to mention the jars of instant coffee on his desk. We feel you, Dennis. Stay caffeinated.
Looks like a good way to win favor with Barry would be to profess some love for the Green Bay Packers. And judging by the sign that reads, “Milks sucks. Got beer?” maybe buy him a brew.
In case the floral wallpaper attracted all your attention, don’t miss the little robot in the corner… and its glowing eyes. Also, we’re now wondering about the likelihood of persuading TechRepublic to integrate Xboxes into the staff writers’ desks. Thanks for the inspiration, Keil.
Dean Stevenson, Creative Applications Consulting/Development, Allegro
Dean wins the award for most screens. “It might look a bit messy, but as you know, designers and developers all have a system of their own,” he said. We hope this includes taking breaks to power through a few renditions of “Heart and Soul” on that electric keyboard. Hey Dean, do you take requests?
Thomas Kainz, software engineer, Jack Henry & Associates
The best part of this workspace, apart from the multiple Tiggers, is what you can’t see. Thomas said his 200 sq ft office overlooks a stream in the Colorado Rockies. Not bad. What’s out your window?