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You are never too old to code. Age, whether it be younger or older will always come with it's unique set of challenges. With age come maturity, and that's something that the younger couders may lack. The older you are, the more life experiences you have to bring to the table and that is also a huge benefit. The tech industry is looking for dievery, not to fill a quota, but because diversity in people brings diversity in thought. We have to be able to come up with unique solutions to the problems of tomorrow, and age diversity may be a huge key. At Holberton school we celebrate diversity in all of its forms. We have no age cap, and hope to attract students from all walks of life. We honestly believe that this is the best way to carve a path for th next generation of software engineers.
Because of the general nature of the tech industry, such a transition might prove diffecult. Not that it cannot be done, but if you are coming from a completely different field it might be all but impossible to get an entry-level job. As one article puts it: " learning the skills you need to get into the tech industry is no day at the beach." And it's not. I've heard many developers say it takes about 5 years to get out of the "beginner" faze and into the intermediate.
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