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Me too, I just stated what I see around me. In facts I do stand out and I had my a** burned more than once for it. I also got a lot of good reputation and an aura of "mad genius" (I take exception at the last one), depending on the customer.
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It's all about soft skills nowadays.
And DevOps and Cloud and front-end frameworks and CI tools and Scrum and Agile and paradigms and consulting and managing.
I can tell you what it's not about, code and databases, knowledge of those are nice-to-haves.
Just look at some average commercial code base and you'll know what I'm talking about.
I used my Master of ARTS as a USP.
It "enables me to explain tech in non-tech terms to non-tech people because I have a non-tech background"
Your madness could be a red flag as you may not fit in the team or may not be a team player.
Your lack of curly braces in single-line if-statements is a far more serious problem though
On a serious note, I (used to) count some slaughterhouses among my clients and they have art...
Pictures and (abstract) paintings of whatever animals they slaughter.
I used to frequent a veal slaughter and they had more paintings than you'd expect in the hallways and offices.
I remember one painting with a cow with very festive colors.
A current client has a red statue of a cow in the entrance hall.
We had some pig slaughters as well, but I never visited those.
I don't doubt they'll have Swine Art on their walls though.
On a side note, the people that work in those places aren't particularly interested in art.