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Discussion on: Are you too old to start a programming career?

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Mike Bybee

Ageism is definitely rampant in tech (I can't count the number of times the twenty-something interviewing me was unable to conceal their assumptions about my knowledge of modern stacks, only to resent that I was more current than they were and shift to sabotage for fear that I would take their job), and definitely something to brace yourself for; however, those guilty of it are doing you a favor. You don't want to work in such toxic environments.

Now, doing things on my own at 41, I'm bracing myself for ageism from investors.

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Anja Author

Hi, yes, age should never be a problem. :)