I’m 60 years old and want to be a web developer
Would a soon to be pensioner be able to start a career as a web developer so late in life and would they be taken seriously by their peers and clients?
@jamesmullarkey yes, but that moment comes later, and after these people already have a positive impression based on the work they viewed, thus alleviating the strength of the bias. Lowering the barrier to acceptance, as it were.
And apply some marketing. In your picture, in black & white, the guy is sitting behind a AS/400 or something. This demonstrates the bias very well. Don't start talking how assembler used to be much harder than JS. Know the modern field and drop some buzzwords :)
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