Brogrammers Test Results – Not Sure if I Should be Ashamed

Have you heard of the term “Brogrammer?” There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the term and the supposed culture. I say “supposed” because I’m still not sure that the culture truly exists in the form that it is caricatured as.

A quick Urban Dictionary definition of a “Brogrammer” is thus:

A programmer who breaks the usual expectations of quiet nerdiness and opts instead for the usual trappings of a frat-boy: popped collars, bad beer, and calling everybody “bro”. Despised by everyone, especially other programmers.

For now, suffice it to say that the term brogrammer is a facetious term for a probably-nonexistent type of person that is supposedly a cross between Stiffler and Ken Thomspon. There’s even a Brogrammer Quiz! Yes, that’s right, you can find out if you’re a brogrammer or not. In fact, let’s take the quiz together!

The Results – (not) Pretty?

So, apparently, I’m a brogrammer. What’s scarier is that I was not once asked if I wear pink polo shirts (I do).  I’m also seriously considering buying Aeroshot, getting designer sunglasses and I’m currently working on a six pack. I suspect that one year from now, I will become a caricature of everything wrong with IT. (Anyone willing to put a calendar item down, hit me up a year from today and see if I need to be batted in the kneecaps for becoming a BroAdmin.)

Now I’m curious what other people get as a score. Whether you’re a SysAdmin or developer it doesn’t matter. The questions are vague enough to where anyone with a basic background in professional information technology can do fine. Let me know your score in the comments below. Please, please, please tell me I’m not a freak with a score of 70 and a potential score of over 100. =(


For those interested in some further research:


  1. Scott

    July 5, 2012 at 5:54 am

    I’m proud of my 25 brah.


    • Wesley David

      July 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

      Well at least you’re in the positive range, unlike most of the other downers here.


  2. Graeme

    July 5, 2012 at 6:54 am

    -10 here, sorry……. bro! :-p


    • Wesley David

      July 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

      Buzzkill, dude.


  3. John Polacek

    July 5, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Glad you enjoyed my silly little quiz game! (I’m a Dude-veloper myself)


    • Wesley David

      July 5, 2012 at 9:30 am

      Wait, wait… wait. I have a higher brogrammer score than the author of the brogrammer quiz?

      So should I shotgun a Jägerbomb or cry in my tea? I’m so confused. =)


  4. Trever

    July 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

    -15 Regular Joegrammer here. You’re doomed.


    • Wesley David

      July 5, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Time to throw down and bro up, homie!


  5. Michael Gorven

    July 5, 2012 at 10:41 am

    -40 …making you a Geek

    Looks like you’re alone, sorry dude.


    • Wesley David

      July 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

      I… I… I just…


  6. Stephen

    July 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Yikes. -140. What’s an aeroshot? Is that a west coast thing?


    • Wesley David

      July 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      An Aeroshot is a small pressurized can of caffeine, B-vitamins and flavoring. It’s like Binaca with a kick to the face. =)


      • Stephen

        July 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

        Thank you. You were more informative in that one sentence than their official web front page.


  7. Legooolas

    July 6, 2012 at 6:39 am

    > Whether your a SysAdmin or developer

    Does this score extra points for brogrammeringness?


    • Wesley David

      July 6, 2012 at 9:52 am

      Developer or SysAdmin, it makes no difference in this test. I’m wondering if I can start a BroAdmin movement…


  8. Jeremy L. Gaddis

    October 3, 2012 at 4:49 am


    > Please, please, please tell me I’m not a freak with a score of 70

    No, we’re just awesome!


    • Wesley David

      October 3, 2012 at 9:18 am

      Bro-five! o/


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