Re: [ljc] To old to learn new tricks!!!

From: Neil B.
Sent on: Monday, February 11, 2013 10:22 AM
Err I meant not too old, rather than too young! The one thing I still cannot learn at my age is how to type on this damn iPhone.

Neil Bartlett
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On Monday, 11 February 2013 at 10:20, Neil Bartlett wrote:

You're definitely not too young to learn something new. As evidence I give you my friend who decided to move into programming after a career in accountancy... he is now successfully earning money as a contractor in Australia. He's 80 years old!

What you may encounter is ageism from potential employers, but I believe this should be tackled head-on. It's time to start treating ageism the same way we treat sexism and racism.

Neil Bartlett
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On Monday, 11 February 2013 at 09:15, Naveed wrote:

Morning all,

I rarely post anything on here so I will try to briefly explain my dilemma/ problem.

First off I'm a mature student with a basic I.T background. I will be starting a Bsc computer science degree in June this year. I'm hoping to someday start a career in programming. But Im get a mixed reaction, from a lot of guys!!

My problem is should I just do certificates and try get experience that way ??
Or start the degree hoping to start programming when I finish, baring in mind I'm in my early 40,s. ??

Or will it be like teaching an old dog to do new tricks impossible to do ???

Any advice, pointers, and honest opinions will be greatly appreciated.



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