IT Jobs Explained With A Broken Lightbulb

Are you a developer? Do you know what “frontend” really does? Or “ops”? How about “leadgen”?

Well, this lightbulb developer comic should clear things up. It’s totally accurate, too:

Developer Lightbulb Cartoon Comic


This comic was created by the Toggl Goon Squad – the developers behind the world’s no. 1 time tracking app (certified, probably).

We do these comics to give the squad a quick mental break from their epic daily adventures – last of these being the complete revamp of the Toggl web app. Nice job guys, by the way.

Cool beans, what else have you guys done?

Like, this awesome comic about using different programming languages to rescue the princess from the dragon.

You might also enjoy The Unicorn Startup Simulator – a highly realistic, deeply immoral game about life in the gritty startup scene of Silicon Valley.

We built the entire game during a weeklong team retreat in the Scottish lowlands (highlands were not good, terrible wifi).

Also, since a lot of our users work in development, we also have this handy guide explaining different development methods using cars.

Will you do more of these?

Probably. Being a time tracking app, we’re pretty passionate about the software development industry and the challenges of working in that field.

If you have any cool ideas that we could put into a comic, do let us know in the comments below and we promise to add you as an easter egg when it comes out.

Until then – keep on trackin’!

By On December 15, 2016

  1. Project Manager: Lightbulb is Broken. Checks specifications. Specifications not clear on Lightbulb state. Changes specifications.

    Testing: Lightbulb is broken. Checks specifications. Lightbulb works as specified.

  2. Operations guy giving you a “flashlight” @ 2AM… I see what you did there… 😀 P.S. Probably my trust issues…

  3. Analyst! Design 17 tests to prove the light bulb is broken; do regression analysis to show the impact broken light bulbs have on a room; do forecast analysis showing the probable impact of the light bulb being changed with 90% confidence.

  4. […] One of my geeky/nerdy coworkers shared this webcomic with all of us this week. Even if you have never worked in IT before, I think you will still find it quite humorous, because the jobs can translate to almost any profession in some way or another. I am particularly fond of the Content Marketing employee–probably because I can mostly closely relate to the fellow. Even if I don’t understand something, by golly, I’m going to write a thousand words about it. You can find the webcomic here: Developers Explained with Lightbulbs […]