Recently, I've stumbled upon a company that seemed nice and with a good product.
I often bookmark those for the day I decide to really try to go back to a programming role and may decide to apply.
When I bookmark a company, I usually add notes about the position and what attracted me in the first place so I read the details.
I saw in the section "Preferred", listed with desirable skills, that the maximum age desired is 35 years-old.
I was a little shocked because I'm 37 years old and also because I thought and still think that older people can program as well as younger ones.
That was the only instance I saw but I was wondering, have you seen this kind of things in open positions at your company or other?
Do you think age is important?
I agree a younger mind could understand new things faster.
However, I think that a lot in programming comes easier with experience and if you'd need to update your knowledge, you can usually do it quick enough by drawing on what you've seen in the past.