It’s not easy getting a job at a Silicon Valley startup of twenty-somethings when you’re a 37 year old programmer like me.
Not Just Any Old Geek
John Wheeler

I saw this everywhere in the valley and it still astounds me. I’m 25 and have been professionally programming for about three years. Assuming you started the same age I did, you’ve been programming since I was ten. I was still wetting the bed when I was ten! In any other engineering field, working five times as long means you know five times as much shit as I do. But in software, people see “spent several decades honing their craft” as a liability, which is bonkers.

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