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


This is such a great question.

  1. Do it.
  2. Pick a few different things that you are interested in and try them all to find the one that feels like home, then commit to it.
  3. Do not listen to the naysayers, listen to the folks here on to stay motivated and driven.
  4. Find a community locally if you can and attend regularly, I wish I had done that when I was starting out more.
  5. In the words of Mr. Churchill, Never Give Up.
  6. Accept that somethings will come easy and others will be a hard-fought battle with great rewards when you solve the problem.
  7. Accept that whatever you decide to focus down on will probably change or even get replaced, do not let that distract you. Every technology has a place out there for someone. There are those with fantastic careers supporting old technologies because they will always be needed.
  8. Do not compare yourself to others, compare your progression to last week, last month, last year.

Just a few thoughts.

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