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Re: Skill badges, mentors, and apprentices

From: Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:11:49 -0800
Message-ID: <CAHZLcPqCVvSiiX=Cu6FUUk=k_qdUUv=6OetuOriTczxj+xufFg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 7:33 AM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> call them what they are: experts. It has more gravitas.

I agree, Doug. It's one thing when the moniker is self-applied: an act of
self-deprecation meant to take some of the bloat out of the title, and some
companies let us do this with titles in the workplace as a way of
distinguishing ourselves as just one of the guys -
"Chief Caffeine Engineer," and the like. But when one is getting recognized
for real accomplishments independent of his or her persona,
self-deprecation seems - to me anyway - counter-productive.

However, this is precisely the kind of thing we can ask the community in
the survey I'm developing. I'll add it in there, and expect to have the
survey out for review today. Stay tuned.

Received on Thursday, 24 January 2013 16:12:16 UTC

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