20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE VERSUS 1 YEAR 20 TIMES

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If you are a programmer who is getting older (then you are not an Highlander !), regardless of your age,  … take a minutes to read this Don Denoncourt‘s post on  CorgiBytes.

Here’s some of my favorite sentences:

“My point is certainly not that these younger developers were smarter. It’s that many programmers let themselves grow stale. And the bigger problem is, after doing the same year’s worth of experience ten times, many programmers forget how to learn. Not only can it be extremely hard to catch up with ten years of technology, it can be next to impossible if you’ve forgotten how to learn.”

“If you plan on being in the IT field for more than 10 years, you need to be a lifelong learner”

“I often say that I’m only as good as what I’ve accomplished in the last two years”

 

 

Source: On Getting Old(er) in Tech