I had a masters degree and 6 years of tech experience in the Israeli Defense Force, and I thought I was god's gift to tech companies. Being rejected by Google fixed my arrogance for me. Working with some excellent people at another startup also helped me show some humility.
Real Programmers don't write in FORTRAN. FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and crystallography weenies. FORTRAN is for wimp engineers who wear white socks.