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The Problem With Developer "Scores"

February 22, 2021 Nate Ebel Season 1 Episode 13
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The Problem With Developer "Scores"
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The Problem With Developer "Scores"
Feb 22, 2021 Season 1 Episode 13
Nate Ebel

Developer "scores" and assessments can be motivating and a fun gamification element for some.  However, for others, they can be discouraging and misleading.

In this episode, I'm sharing some of my thoughts on why I think these kind of developer "scores" are more trouble than they are worth.

Chapters
00:00 Teaser
00:42 Intro
01:09 What Are Developer Scores?
02:09 What Is The Purpose Of Developer Scores?
03:19 What's The Problem With Developer Scores?
03:58 Scores Are Unreliable - Gaming The System
04:31 Discouraging - Compaison To Others
05:31 Potential For Harm
06:06 Scores Speak To A Need For Validation
07:23 In Summary


Show Notes
Google's Modern Android Development Score
https://developer.android.com/modern-android-development/scorecard


Pluralsight's Android Associate Developer Assessment
https://app.pluralsight.com/score/skill-assessment/android-associate-developer


Contact

https://twitter.com/n8ebel
https://goobar.dev/contact/

Show Notes

Developer "scores" and assessments can be motivating and a fun gamification element for some.  However, for others, they can be discouraging and misleading.

In this episode, I'm sharing some of my thoughts on why I think these kind of developer "scores" are more trouble than they are worth.

Chapters
00:00 Teaser
00:42 Intro
01:09 What Are Developer Scores?
02:09 What Is The Purpose Of Developer Scores?
03:19 What's The Problem With Developer Scores?
03:58 Scores Are Unreliable - Gaming The System
04:31 Discouraging - Compaison To Others
05:31 Potential For Harm
06:06 Scores Speak To A Need For Validation
07:23 In Summary


Show Notes
Google's Modern Android Development Score
https://developer.android.com/modern-android-development/scorecard


Pluralsight's Android Associate Developer Assessment
https://app.pluralsight.com/score/skill-assessment/android-associate-developer


Contact

https://twitter.com/n8ebel
https://goobar.dev/contact/