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Comment: Re:Train the kids in valuable skills (Score 5, Insightful) 271

by w1kL3f (#45964645) Attached to: Code.org: Give Us More H-1B Visas Or the Kids Get Hurt
There's a lot of ageism now in the software engineering sector. I'm over 40, first began programming BASIC and C in the 1980s, and have kept current: I now program in Python and JavaScript. Does the latter matter to employers? Not that I see. I'm unemployed and can barely get an interview or a meeting, let alone get hired after they see that I have a couple of strands of grey hair (I still have all my hair, though). Doesn't matter how I dress, or if I wear a hoodie and chucks. I'm old, and apparently that means I'm worthless in this market.

I'm all for computer dating, but I wouldn't want one to marry my sister.

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