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I'm 30 years old, sometimes I feel old to study computer/web programming.

What do you think? If it's not true, what can I do to change the way I think about it?

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  • 2
    What about information systems?
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    You are young! The best time for you to start is this minute. We are in the infancy of technology, software and internet of things. Select a good niche. dev is excellent, security, database, too many to name.

    So many successful people started in their 50's, 60's and older. Research it and you will be shocked how many. You are way ahead of the game if you start now. Just do it. Good luck!!! 😀 Thoughts?
  • 1
    Just start doing it! You're never to late to start. You could use, for example, pluralsight to check out some courses and find out what you like.
  • 1
    @jirehstudios I really like Web Development. I prefer to study some courses I choose on my own, instead of following some traditional "industry/University" paths. :)
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    @Jumpshot44 Nice words! :) I think sometimes I need some boost to keep going on. I know I like the dev niche, specially web and mobile development. I already created an app 2 yrs ago and websites in the past. I will keep going and just forget about "age". 😉👍☕
  • 3
    Better late than never, ya? ☺
  • 4
    Your never to old :). The field changes continously so every one needs to learn all the time anyway. :D
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    @felipebhz Daniel Levitin, author of This is Your Brain on Music (awesome read) was a recording studio engineer for a long time. when he was like 30 he gave it up and went to school for neurology. Now he's one of the world's foremost on the topic, specifically with respect to music. But he has a doctorate and it world renowned.

    It's never too late.
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    @Voxera That's a nice way to think about it. :)
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    @sheeponmeth That was inspirational! Probably the culture I've been raised is the problem. People here think that you are almost obligated to be famous and successful before 30. They always deify these people.
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    @mpotratz Wow! 63 yrs old and still learning everyday is something wonderful! :)
  • 4
    Samuel Jackson was a social worker before he landed the role in Pulp Fiction at the age of 45. Stop procrastinating and get the fuck on with it! You're only 30, you've time for at least 3 career changes.
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    @helloworld Wow! I didn't know that about Samuel L. Jackson. :) Good to know. I will search more about those kind of people.
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    im 29 i create passive income apps. Kiddin me? Code is the new religion.
  • 1
    @deadpool88 Nice! :D I really like app dev too. Being trying to create some, but now I'm focusing on web dev first.
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    I'm 34 and working on my Bachelor's in CS 😉
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    @Zaab1t I've been reading about it, and some of them are here: http://incimages.com/uploaded_files...
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    A guy I'm in college with ( he's 39) didn't know how to turn on a computer until he was 35,now he's one of the bigger programmers in the class. It's never too late
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    @smithalan2 Wow! I feel really good when reading those things. :)
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    @phelipebhz try testing ur code in internet explorer 5 ! you feel like you are too young and charming for web development
  • 2
    I'm 30, and I've only been in the dev game for about a year. Just keep working, it gets more natural and intuitive. And occasionally trick yourself into feeling cocky about your skills, like today when I actually laughed at the salary a recruiter told me.
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    After nearly 11 years in the Army, I've spent the last 2 years earning my BS in CS. At 31 I'm doing an internship where I'm older than my mentor. I feel the same way at times, but it is all about realizing this is what you really want to do with your life and shake off all the concerns and self-doubt.
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    @chewbacca I really like to read and know about cases like yours. Sometimes I feel bad for my current "not a skilled dev yet" and get a "give up, man" feeling, but after reading this kind of replies, I feel more comfortable and confident.
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    @raves Maybe this is one of my main "sources of bad feelings": everyone I ask for help or talk about how to code something is younger than me. In the other hand, I feel grateful for being able to learn something which is meant to be easier for younger people.
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    @felipebhz its tough going to someone younger for help on a project, trust me I know, but just realize that while they might have the upper hand currently in that department, you more than likely have a vastly superior wealth of real life experiences. While they spent 4 years getting their degree and then started to get life experience, you started at the other end, giving you more life experiences to go with your eventual degree
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    @raves Wow! What a nice way to think about it. Just go the other way around. Just different time and place to start! :D
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    I started coding @ 28. Age doesn't matter, passion does!
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