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Is 71 too old to start coding?

I just started here on Sololearn, and I've always wanted to do coding especially since I'm retired now. I don't think as well as I used too, but I am a too old?

22nd Jul 2019, 4:08 PM
Top Notch
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Nope. As long as your up to it, go for it! See this post for more help: https://www.sololearn.com/Discuss/1873922/is-coding-for-everyone
22nd Jul 2019, 4:10 PM
Green Ghost
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You are not to old, I am 77 and loving it. Hang in there, it gets better each day.
23rd Jul 2019, 4:12 AM
Alvin Jones
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Wow! You're 71... That's so cool🙂 you've seen more than most of us in life... Nope, coding doesn't restrict any age, just keep passion and write lots of codes😊
23rd Jul 2019, 5:50 AM
Humayra🇧🇩
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Thanks Green Ghost. I'll go for it!
22nd Jul 2019, 4:16 PM
Top Notch
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Thank you everyone for the kind words, and helping me out. I decided to learn programming in Python, and some in HTML. It'll be a strech though multitasking 😂
23rd Jul 2019, 6:22 PM
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I think it is actually very important for everyone, of all ages, to have some familiarity with coding. When you decide to invest time and effort into coding you are better equipped to take part in important decisions and conversations, since so much of our civilization is based on software. So, congrats and thank you for starting.
23rd Jul 2019, 1:42 PM
‎‏‎‏‎Joe
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There are people older than 71 learning to code. I'd hang in there if I was you.
23rd Jul 2019, 12:59 AM
ron
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Remember age is just a number. I wish you all the very best Sir.😊☺
23rd Jul 2019, 9:21 AM
Rohit
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Age doesn't matter ;)
22nd Jul 2019, 5:48 PM
Petros the Parakeet
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Nope. Anyone can code!
22nd Jul 2019, 6:42 PM
[No Name]
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nop, I am 68 and have been code to make my living since I started colledge in 1969. It keeps you shrap and make you think logical about problems. good luck and enjoy coding
23rd Jul 2019, 4:27 AM
Rick Shiffman
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Age just means more wisdom. So you have lots, and are wiser than me, making it your opinion is better. Also, do what you want to do!
22nd Jul 2019, 6:19 PM
Coͥdeͣrͫ
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What do you mean "None" uzurpator?
22nd Jul 2019, 7:19 PM
Top Notch
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Old is gold...you are valued to this coding world...welcome.
22nd Jul 2019, 7:35 PM
Jeky Lomas
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Nope. Everyone is welcome on Sololearn!
22nd Jul 2019, 4:13 PM
Coding Person
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As long as you want to, yes, anyone can!
22nd Jul 2019, 4:18 PM
Regulation
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Anyone can learn!
22nd Jul 2019, 4:34 PM
itsjustmeagain Course
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I've met someone older who codes as a hobby. For sure you can then!
22nd Jul 2019, 4:38 PM
HTML Master
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Unless you are too old to physically be able to code, nope, age does not matter in coding!
23rd Jul 2019, 12:05 AM
CeePlusPlus
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Never give up Top Notch I believe in you
22nd Jul 2019, 8:32 PM
Tank The Coder
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