before the age of 30
it is 40
It's in accord with theory.
Care to explain how? AFAICS this is a new phenomenon.
who have time to participate in contests
don't blame time, blame yourself for not managing it.
to find programmers who like contests.
and the people who win these contests happen to be very good programmers, so, all in all its a great way to find talent.
Old programmers never die, they just branch to a new address.