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Discussion on: Forty and still a dev?

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Adrián Norte

I worked with a developer well over his 50s and it was an amazing and mindblowing experience. That extremely mature and seasoned point of view and the overall "we can weather any storm" feeling that he provided was something wonderful to work with.

If you ignore the opinion of someone just because that person is "too old to code" then you will miss out a lot of learning opportunities.

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John 'BBQ' Wollner

As a 62y old full-time developer, I thank you for your comment. I KNOW I'm not as fast as my other teammates, but I believe that 40y of solving application and systems problems has given me a broad perspective - I consider that a valuable skill you only get from being 'too old'