XWP vs. JAP | Michael O.Church

Enter the “X.W.P.” distinction, which is the alternative to being a “J.A.P.” [Just A Programmer] It means an “X Who Programs”, where X might be an entrepreneur, a researcher, a data scientist, a security specialist, a quant, or possibly even a manager. If you’re an XWP, you can program, and quite possibly full-time, but you have an additional credibility that is rooted in something other than software engineering.