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Thank you for this brilliantly written post. I’m 43, currently studying computing at university (part-time), and planning to change careers from web content management to web development.

Your post is hugely inspirational and has helped improve my somewhat flagging enthusiasm for programming (just the usual stuff: “Am I too old for this?”, “It’s harder for women in tech”, “I can’t keep up with the speed at which JavaScript development is changing!” etc.).