Well, we need to explain this because kids are really questioning this, which is a really good thing because they think that being a programmer is a really cool job. Thus, the cool job should have an uniform that should identify and describe it 🙂
Ok kids, this is my best shot: the uniform of a programmer would be jeans and sneakers and a backpack.
Do you have to wear it? No.
Does it make you a programmer? No.
But the jeans, and the sneakers and the backpack are the closest thing to describe a programmer. So you basically can wear anything and become an awesome programmer because the way you dress will not prevent you to be a rockstar programmer 🙂
So our real “uniform” are these, kids: creativity, freedom and determination. As long as you got this, you can be whatever you want. Including to be a programmer 🙂