August 5, 2019
When it comes to professional combinations, a programmer and a lawyer are a rare pairing. This writer understands this well, as someone who holds a background in both tech and law. In years ahead a greater convergence between these fields is unavoidable. In future it’s expected professionals who’ve walked both paths will become more common.
But right now there remains a large gulf between the two fields. In no small part owing to the different mindset required for working well and pursuing a successful career in each. Sure there are some who’ve pursued careers in both. Yet even so, this can’t overlook the fact our rapid economic digitisation and globalisation is totally rewriting the rules of engagement once again.
So what should programmers and lawyers understand about each other’s work? And where may they find closer ties going forward?
A Thinking Exercise
The future will demand programming and law intersect in a variety of ways. Growing a closer association by virtue of market opportunity and business necessity. But this doesn’t mean by default professionals will be able to successfully navigate work in both.
By virtue of the job, programmers need to be in the business of innovation. For the … Click to continue reading