Nobody is immune from aging.
In the tech industry, this can be a problem as described in Is Ageism In Tech An Under-The-Radar Diversity Issue?. Programmer age distribution from the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2016 Results clearly shows this:
- 77.2% are younger than 35.
- Twice as many are < 20 then are over 50.
Getting old may suck, but if problem-solving and building solutions are your passion being an old nerd (yes, I’m way over 35) really can look like this:
There’s a lot of reasonable advice in Being A Developer After 40, but I think this sums it up best:
As long as your heart tells you to keep on coding and building new things, you will be young, forever.
I sure hope so! 🙂
UPDATE 13-Oct-16: Too Old for IT