Tech stereotypes I did not know: devops more exciting than programming

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at:

Last night I was a table full of programmers and devops. One of the devops said “I’ve been thinking that I’d like to convert to programming.” Another devops said “You will be bored.” Everyone nodded in agreement. I was surprised by this. Is this some known conventional wisdom? I get the adrenaline rush of having to fix the servers when they have crashed and you are offline and the siren is going, but is that more interesting, over the long term, than figuring out interesting intellectual challenges in programming?