Breitbart News senior editor and Senior Contributor J. Christian Adams recently wrote an article for The Daily Caller that discussed why he got fired from his job as a freelancer for tech companies.
He wrote, “When I first started out as a freelance programmer, I was offered a job on the backend of a major technology company.
That job was a big deal, as the company’s marketing department was tasked with creating an online presence for its clients.
At the time, I’d worked at Twitter and was working as a senior writer on the social media platform.
But this was my first day as a full-time developer and I had to learn to code on the spot.
So, I spent the day coding the platform’s social media tools, which were in development at the time.
I went straight to work, coding and working on it, and the next day I got a call from the PR team, telling me that they were no longer interested in working with me. “
The next day, I logged into Twitter, logged into the front-end, and saw the new product I’d been working on, the brand new API for its mobile app.
I went straight to work, coding and working on it, and the next day I got a call from the PR team, telling me that they were no longer interested in working with me.
They said they were being fired because of my code review.”
The article was written in response to the story about the recent firings of several top executives of major tech companies, including CTO Peter Thiel, Chief Technology Officer Chris O’Reilly, and Senior VP of Engineering at the social-media company, Alex Stamos.
The firings came as the tech industry continues to be hit by the “epidemic of harassment and discrimination” in tech.
“What makes me sad is that I got fired because I didn’t know the right way to build the product they wanted to build, and that was in my own language,” Adams wrote.
“That’s why I didn, too.
I knew it would take a few months to get the API up and running, and it took months to write the best documentation.
They asked me if I knew how to code. “
And when I got hired at Twitter, the PR department was completely overwhelmed with requests from the media, and they asked me to go out and write documentation.
They asked me if I knew how to code.
I asked the HR representative who took my code to Twitter if he was a good programmer, and he told me that he was, but that he wasn’t very good at writing documentation, because he’d been using a programming language called Ruby for a decade and had never written a good documentation for a Ruby program. “
I was so frustrated, I went home that night and wrote a piece of code to show them how to get to the API, and a couple days later I got an email back from Twitter saying, ‘Thanks for your code.'”
I asked the HR representative who took my code to Twitter if he was a good programmer, and he told me that he was, but that he wasn’t very good at writing documentation, because he’d been using a programming language called Ruby for a decade and had never written a good documentation for a Ruby program.
He said he’d be glad to take my code and make it better.
I said I’d rather be a bad programmer.
“Well, I can’t.
So that’s how I became a bad programming developer.””
I think it’s an unfortunate situation that many of these companies, especially in the tech sector, have to deal with,” Adams said.
And then, as a result, the people that are supposed to be the developers and engineers are being asked, ‘Where are you writing documentation? “
When you have a company that is trying to build an infrastructure, and you are the one that has to create documentation for it, you’re being asked to write a document that is essentially a waste of time.
And then, as a result, the people that are supposed to be the developers and engineers are being asked, ‘Where are you writing documentation?
Are you really writing it?
Are your examples clear?’
And I just don’t know how to do that.
I’ve never written documentation before, and my writing has always been like, ‘I can’t do this.
I don’t have the skills to do this.’
And I think that’s a problem for all of us, but especially for those who have the experience.
I think the tech world should learn from that, and work to better support people in the development of their software.”
According to Adams, many people in tech have been forced out of their jobs because of this lack of documentation, and now many of them are starting to feel the impact.
“I feel like we’re living in a kind of version of the Great Depression, where companies are basically closing down their companies because there is no documentation, no standards, no accountability,” he said.
“[This] is a situation where, as companies are closing down, they are opening up again, but for different reasons.
And it’s really depressing, because I feel like in the industry, there’s a lot of anxiety and a lot less work that people feel is being done, and when you work for companies that are closing up, they