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Programmers over 50?

I am 51 and finally decided that I want something new in my life. wonder if anyone could give some feedback on the market attitude and opportunities for those busy starting at a later age.


10/27/2017 2:11:40 PM

Michael McDonell

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Everyone can learn programming. There is no age restrictions for those who wants to learn and gain experience.


It is never to late to learn 👍🤗


I had lots of trouble finding a new programming job at 48. Most companies didn't even respond to indicate they received my resume. At that point, college grads were cheaper and had difficulty getting hired because of an industry slowdown (2001.) Given your inexperience and age, expect to be overlooked. Finding the right recruiter is key. You need someone to fight for you.


Great! I appreciate that you have chosen coding as your new interest.I wish you the best with your journey!Good luck!! P.S I am 12 years old XD


I can't speak for age, as I'm only 32, but I know this much, if you progress your abilities there is no reason you can't be your own boss and make a lot of money. As well, if you're capable of communicating, you can get yourself into almost anything you want. Talk to them and present your abilities. As my wife loves to say, for every no there is a yes waiting for you.


Learn how long you breathe you can do it💪🏻💪🏻


you definitely can go for it. but i'd be out of the corporate agenda. you can build your new career as freelancer.


First, as some here already mentioned, there's no limit to learning, that is learning anything, not programming in particular, there's no such thing as "too young" or "too old". Second, I guess you should look at programming from a different point of view, don't take career as your sole purpose in learning it, don't set your goal as an employee, instead, be on your own, or co-author something, with some people you trust. Third, understand, that any code you learn (disregarding language and platform) are the tools to help people do or get things easier, at least that's the similarity I found on today's successful apps/sites, yes they contain complex, heavy weight, Einstein's level codes, but that's not what people see. A Facebook user doesn't care even just a bit about the fact how many lines, or how complex the codes buried underneath, they know it can be used to find old & new friends, interact with people from other parts of the world, and it can be used to gain financial revenue too, that probably just a few points though, you get the idea. Learn to code to make something useful for the people, then people will use it, like it, and if its benefits them greater than your cost, they would never mind. It's no easy path to go, and tbh it's easier for the young, because they have relatively less to worry about, that it's okay if the craft doesn't monetize yet, but don't get discouraged. Finally, I wish you all the best in your life, be it code related or not, if you find the doors are closed maybe you should build your own room and open its doors :)


appreciate the feedback from everyone, it's an exciting time for me, look forward to more interaction


lol, im only 14😂😂😂


I’m also turning 32 and starting out from square one, I’m shooting blanks so far. But never say never.


I appreciate all the great responses to this question....I am having so much fun/driving me to distraction madness, so much to know, and so in testing at that. the purpose of my post was that I am doing something for myself for once, not something that gets me by because I'm not qualified to do anything else. there are no guarantees in life, especially when it comes to happiness but I intend to make life.michael.v-2.0.1-alpha.stable memorable. to think 2 months ago I wouldn't have had a clue to the meaning of the code but I wrote. I am proud of each certificate I earn and look forward to running into some of u in the Web world.