US /broʊ/ UK /brəʊ/
plural Tech Bros
1. A member of the technology-oriented subspecies within the broader Bro species (Related subspecies: Gym Bro, Finance Bro, Pharma Bro)
2. A male working within the technology sector is identifiable by his tendency to mansplain, steamroll, gatekeep, act without empathy, and proliferate misogyny.
Of or relating to tech bros:
…the tech bro culture of Silicon Valley companies.
Coming up on my six-month anniversary as a developer at Savas Labs, I couldn’t help but note how much my confidence and developer skill set had increased exponentially during my short time here. I started examining the reasons behind it.
- I feel respected and heard and that my opinions matter.
- I receive mentorship regularly and professional development opportunities upon request.
- I benefit from the collective experiences and knowledge of my highly collaborative and talented colleagues.
- I receive “props” when I do something good and constructive feedback when there’s something I can improve upon.
The positive experience I’ve had as a developer at Savas is a far cry from that of my own past and that of many others I know who work in tech. Many within the industry have had the unfortunate experience of working for or with tech bros. Some even cite the presence and influence of tech bros as their reasons for leaving certain companies. They create hostile workplaces for all, especially women and minorities.
It was at this point in contrasting my past and present experiences within tech that I realized that there wasn’t even one tech bro at Savas. I correlated that the company’s ethos of inclusion, empathy, and respect is both antithetical to that of tech bro culture and the reason I’m flourishing as a developer in recent months.