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re: What did you learn this week on Dev.to? VIEW POST

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I read a great article by Michal Gomicki about being his story on changing careers and starting his web development journey in his 40s. As someone who was recently told that I was “too old to try to get into the game” even though I have gone to school for it in the past (2006) and just need to get up to date on current languages and trends, I found his article VERY inspirational and after reading it, I told my wife about it. I have been attempting to learn on my own through Udemy courses and I am so happy that I have found Dev.to. It has brought me great ideas, reading material and inspiration. Thank you again for your article Michal and thank you to the Dev.to community as a whole.

 

Nearly 33 and trying to get into the game myself! Best of luck to you!

 
 

As someone who has worked "in the game" for over 5 years, I can say you definitely can do it. I think the notion that older folks (somehow 44 is considered old haha) can't learn and adjust to this new skillset is wrong.

I get the sense the negativity is most prominent in the start up community, but I can say the company I work for would think of someone applying to entry level position all the same no matter age. In fact, if the individual sold themselve well, I could imagine wanting the older applicant more because of the extra experience outside of just the technology.

 

Thank you for your insight and inspiration. I am learning something new every day. Even about the software that I work for as a customer support agent.

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