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SAP wants to hire autistic programmers

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The main characteristics of autism are decreased or nonexistent social interaction and communication, and restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior. Although this is a really serious disorder, people with autism often achieve high scores on IQ tests, and their focus on tasks (that they want to do), has been recognized by the Board of SAP as a great resource for writing large amounts of code, or programming.

Therefore, SAP announced that they intend to continue to employ developers with autism, which will thus help in their rehabilitation and integration into society, while at the same time they will have great use of them, believing that they will deliver high quality codes with fewer errors and in much shorter periods than the "normal" developers, and  also additional innovation.

"Innovations come from the edges, only by employing people who think differently and spark innovation will SAP be prepared to handle the challenges of the 21st century." says Luisa Delgado, head of SAP's human resources department.

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