re: What's your advice to someone over the age of 30 considering a career in software development? VIEW POST


Don't discount your previous experience. Use it. If you're career changing from insurance to coding, for example, you have the industry context of insurance and if you can find a programming job in that industry you have a huge advantage because you can merge those two worlds super well.


@ali Spittel said exactly what I wanted to say exactly how I would have wanted to say it. 🙌


Yes this is huge, and I'll venture to say that it's not just what do you know professionally, but what do you also do outside of work?

A keen hobbyist, a mother of four children, a person who loves fitness training ... they will probably all have a very great perspective on what they want out of technology, and what others like them would want.

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