IndianGeek.net has a ginormous competency matrix for programmers. It lists out four “levels”, like “2^n” and “log(n)” (yes, that’s math in the column headings), along with umpteen facets of programmer skills.
All I could think of when browsing this behemoth chart is the beginning of Dead Poets Society. The class reads a poetry introduction explaining that a poem’s greatness is measured by finding the area within a chart plotted on perfection and importance.
I’m positive there’s a log(n) programmer out there that nobody wants to work with. I’m also sure there’s a dude or girl who knows a single language (kinda) but makes money for their business because of their passion and dedication.
We’re people. Judging someone with even moderate input from a chart is chancy at best.
I humbly submit a few extra categories for consideration:
- Getting Along With Others
- Telling Good Jokes