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Should we remove "web" from team names and titles?
My team is the Web Technologies Team, and we call ourselves web developers.
We’re purposefully getting “web” out of our name for two reasons:
1. Strategic: “web” is everywhere. It’s passÃ©. Hence, no reason to call it out as a specialty.
2. Internal: “web” in our names encourages coworkers to knee-jerk any request over to us just because they see the word “web” in it. That results in a lot of misdirected requests and pressure to accept work we shouldn’t be doing.
We may go with Software Development Team and assume new titles of Software Developers.
What do you think? Do you run into this problem at your institution?
Aren Cambre, '99, '03