Getting a career at a later age

All the people featured on photos and videos of these courses are in their 20s?

Are companies hiring any new developers in their 30s or 40s?
How are my chances if I’m 37?

1 Like

I wouldn’t worry about it. New opportunities are everywhere, and this is yours!!

Companies don’t hire based on age, they hire based on experience. I’ve worked with developers in their 60s, as long as they know what they’re doing I don’t care how old they are.


Hi @web2806822699, welcome to the forums!

I hear what you’re saying. It would be nice to see a different generation represented in videos.

Technically, or, more importantly, legally (see the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967 or the EEOC site for reference) companies are not supposed to discriminate on the basis of age. But, sometimes I do wonder if they actually do…

37 isn’t old and you should be fine. Make connections on LinkedIn, attend (virtual b/c of the Pandemic) meetups and that should help. Additionally, have a recent portfolio/website of your work to show potential employers. Maybe even start a tech blog on Medium or your own website too.