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I wonder what the average age is of a ranter on devRant.

I just found out that some of the ranters I have seen around quite often are only around 18 (like I am).

Also I wonder what age people begin professionally programming since I have been working at a company since I was 16 and still work there. (I have programmed since I was around 8 so I already had a lot of experience.)

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  • 6
    I really think you're ahead of the curve in that sense. I first began programming when I was 19, and that didn't seem unusually late at the time.
  • 1
    You need to ask the inner circle for that stuff since they have been on devrant for pretty long so they have a pretty good guess on that. @theabbie is your contact for that. Devrant does not have any age verification system which would have made the answer a matter of privacy.

    As for the second house I started coding when I was 13
  • 13
    @Sony-wf-1000xm3 Oh bloody hell.
  • 2
    29 now, have been programming professionally since the start of 2015 (with some breaks). So yeah, you'd be more of an exclusion.
  • 2
    @Root What wrong did I do ? Do you mean the typo or is the inner circle still forbidden
  • 5
    @Root Well that made me laugh.
  • 1
    I started at 8yo too and worked since 17. On resume I declare 13 years of experience since I'm 30.

    I have no idea about the average age.
  • 1
    @Sony-wf-1000xm3 Don't Count me in the inner circle, I am a newbie here.
  • 1
    @csharpfone agreed. Those young programmers aren't normal, but more of an exception
  • 1
    I'm 29 and been professionally programming for around 3 years so far even though I've studied programming since 16
  • 2
    I was working as an engineer at 16 as well, but only pseudo-legally because of the law at that time in the country where I lived. I was also in university at the time, documented in another post.

    That was many decades ago.
  • 3
    Mid twenties, started programming around the age of 14-15
  • 1
    Well, all I can say is that you're right in there being an increase in younger people here, myself included.
  • 3
    @theabbie there is no inner circle but based on some messages Sony likes you a lot. Did you know he only lives 8.5 hours from you? Do beautiful things
  • 1
    I started at 10 but only got serious about it at 13. I'm 19 now and never had a job. The only "professional" experience I have so far is an spa I made for a client a while ago.
  • 1
    @rooter He is a 9th grade guy and is Indian, that would have felt like a personal connection to him. I swear, I am straight.
  • 0
    @linuxxx How did you find "the knack" for cybersecurity?
  • 3
    @theabbie always having a paranoid (in comparison to society) mindset, wanting to see what happens if you do something with a system it's not made for, always thinking about ways to bypass protections... etc :)
  • 1
    @linuxxx Nice, as far as I know, this field requires extensive knowledge about everything, so, not for everyone.
  • 1
    @rooter Well there was a inner circle but it was abolished. If I recall correctly the first action for abolishing the inner circle was by @F1973 . Also I do like @theabbie but there are some devranters who I like far more but they are inactive as they are pretty busy or for some other reasons maybe like Condor so I stick with him mostly. Also this is an alt account
  • 1
    I started teaching myself programming at 11 (in 7th grade) on my TI83. Started with Basic, and moved onto z80 assembly (also for the TI83) not quite a year later because tibasic was too slow and limiting.

    I didn’t officially take a class until 9th grade (14?). I’ve been doing programming/etc. ever since.
  • 1
    I started with hobby & school stuff at maybe 14 (rough guess). However I've played with computers all my life. I did some C in university and then started to work as a dev 5 years ago (with 21).
  • 1
    Started when i was around 12-13. I am 21 (turning 22 soon) now.
  • 4
  • 2
    Started when I was 7, got much more serious over the past 2 years (school kinda got in the way for a bit). Now I'm (just turned) 18 and working as an IT guy (windows sucks, I need to rant about it sometime), and in the meantime working on various projects.
  • 1
    Started at 19 technically, but didn't really get interest to learn actively until 22 at my first Dev job (aqquired by luck).

    4 years later I now lead teams as a technical lead / senior architect or w/e you want to call it.

    Wish o had started at 10 :( 'senior dev' is just business talk for ' not a total shit show'. Senior Dev is the starting line.
  • 2
    @craig939393 not really when you start but what life gives u... I wrote my first program at 6 but now 30... job is ok but just made Lead or more like senior senior dev.

    I'm not working for Google though it doing anything near CS, I know algo, ds cuz I had to do some interviews and read a book on it a few years back. Didn't help me.

    But I'm always the guy on my team going "I told you so..."

    But for me I guess it's always been code first, bike wherever I want when I feel like it...

    Job is just the cake. Pays the bills, not too boring, and not stressing me out is good enough...
  • 5
    Started at 16 with vb6, started professionally at 22, there was a few job and unemployment years in between those two, and now, 22 feels like a another life time ago.
  • 1
    i joined devRant at 14, been on here for 3 years now. i know wittmaxi and algorythm are also my age or around it. pretty fun being a dev and not even having to pay taxes.
  • 1
    @C0D4 cool to see vb6. It is not my starter language but I had so much fun with it. I think from there the interest really started for me. That IDE, unbeatable at that time. Maybe borland was some competition. When I see hate towards vb I doubt if they lived in this magical time. It earns more respect
  • 5
    50 something.

    Starting programming around 14 or 15, I would have started sooner, but I couldn't afford a computer before then and our wonderful non-private state school wouldn't allow kids to do that kind of thing to the school computer. (Learning is strictly forbidden here...)

    We also wasn't allowed to learn, electronics, how to wire a plug, or too much science..

    21 / 22 was when I first got paid for it.

    Related link:

    https://ohiosamishcountry.com/artic...
  • 1
    I'm 20. I wrote my first line of code when I was 17 but I got really serious about a year ago and I'm currently looking for my first job
  • 0
    Yeah we have a wide spectrum of backgrounds here... I’m in my early thirties, started programming 3 or so ago, professional dev since 2 yrs (if you count being employed as one as being a pro)
  • 3
    On my planet, I am ~96. Here, I am ~23.
  • 1
    I'm now 17 and started when I was 11.
  • 4
    I'm 69 and in menopause. Don't piss me off, young dev.
  • 2
    28, started when I was 7 or 8, around the time I started reading and writing.
  • 0
    Mid 20's now and started at 15 although professionally for ~3 years.
  • 2
    47 now.
    Started when I was 7, on a VIC20.
    Sold my first app, a POS system based on a couple of Amiga 500, when I was 15.
    First regular job during first year at University, made me never complete Uni...
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