How old are you?

Just curious how old we all are? Not that it really matters but I was
just wondering.

To get the ball rolling, I’m 21.

Old enough to have a child who is a core contributor or wrote like most
of
the gems I use :slight_smile:

I’ve been in my current job longer than that.

Old enough to have a two-year old and a newborn. Ive been working at my
job for 11 years now. My 30th birthday was a year ago…

Sent from my iPhone

Richard Burton wrote:

Just curious how old we all are? Not that it really matters but I was
just wondering.

Why do you ask?

To get the ball rolling, I’m 21.

I’m young enough to have lots of energy, optimism, and ambition, and old
enough to have learned from lots of mistakes. :slight_smile:

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

@david khan

And strangely, you know how to use a computer j/k

On 11 October 2010 15:24, David K. [email protected] wrote:

Old enough to have a child who is a core contributor or wrote like most of
the gems I use :slight_smile:

I remember when I was interviewing a student for a software
engineering post and he said his father was a software engineer. It
was quite a shock. Until then it had not occurred to me that anyone
looking for a job could have a father who was be a software engineer!

Colin

On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 10:02 AM, radhames brito [email protected]
wrote:

@david khan

And strangely, you know how to use a computer j/k

yeah, I got a paper route in 4th grade to buy a Vic 20 with 8k and learn
Basic. Which is about the extent of my formal training :slight_smile:

I remember when I was interviewing a student for a software
engineering post and he said his father was a software engineer. It
was quite a shock. Until then it had not occurred to me that anyone
looking for a job could have a father who was be a software engineer!

Now, I may have been dramatic, I am 38. But when I look at github I see
so
many who look like they are still in high school :slight_smile:

Well if this adds more perspective my father who although is a physicist
and
not a programmer, used ibm punchcards for his computer programs. So if
you
dropped the box and they got out of order…

And of course there is 1/2 of the world built on cobol and fortran.

yeah, I got a paper route in 4th grade to buy a Vic 20 with 8k and learn
Basic. Which is about the extent of my formal training :slight_smile:

So you startet with the successor of my first computer :
a Commodore PET 2001 …

On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 11:03 AM, KlausG
[email protected]wrote:

yeah, I got a paper route in 4th grade to buy a Vic 20 with 8k and learn
Basic. Which is about the extent of my formal training :slight_smile:

So you startet with the successor of my first computer :
a Commodore PET 2001 …

I remember those big one-piece machines with monitor, right? I would
have
envied you, I thought only schools got those…and the 2001 made it
seem
like something from star-trek. Same time period my 4th grade teacher had
both and Apple II and a teletype in the classroom… I drooled over
those.

Didn’t you used to go out with that lady…? What’s her name…? Oh
yes! Elizabeth Taylor? I don’t think you’re 21!

By the time this posts it will be my birthday and I’ll be 45. Been in IT
for 27 years. Started out on mainframes (IBM radiator cooled 3090) and
mini’s (DEC Vax).

Wrote a program to get rid of Avon’s last Hollerith punch card reader in
1990. (Yeah, they were a little late).

haha

Gary.

pepe wrote in post #949294:

Didn’t you used to go out with that lady…? What’s her name…? Oh
yes! Elizabeth Taylor? I don’t think you’re 21!

I’m working on finding a chick with that name :slight_smile:

I don’t mind admitting I am 54 - I am aiming to keep learning and
developing my skills as long as I can. I am self employed working on
my own, so this forum is a lifeline to keeping in touch with what is
developing and picking up on how to do things better. I always find
it helpful when concepts are discussed and appreciate links to useful
resources. (thanks to those who contribute)

Finding time to keep up with changes as well as doing actual
development is quite a stretch.

Tonypm

On 12 October 2010 10:21, smajima [email protected] wrote:

Hi

I’m 54. Provable the eldest one in this mailing list.
Why do you care about age?

I think my 61 beats that. I wrote my first code 42 years ago
(Elliott 803, paper tape input, 1kHz cycle time (yes, kHz)). I expect
there are older still. I care about age because at some point my
validations on age will fail.

Colin

David K. wrote in post #947370:

So if you dropped the box and they got out of order…

That’s why any “serious” programmer back in those days (not that I would
know personally of anything like that) carried colored markers to mark
stripes diagonally across the top of the batched deck… helluva lot
easier to do the first order sort just by lining up the stripe…

Hi

I’m 54. Provable the eldest one in this mailing list.
Why do you care about age?

Didn’t you used to go out with that lady…? What’s her name…? Oh
yes! Elizabeth Taylor? I don’t think you’re 21!

I’m working on finding a chick with that name :slight_smile:

Good luck with that one! It would be too funny if you did. :slight_smile:

Almost 45 and (hopefully) keeping counting.

I’m 54. Provable the eldest one in this mailing list.
Why do you care about age?

I think my 61 beats that. I wrote my first code 42 years ago
(Elliott 803, paper tape input, 1kHz cycle time (yes, kHz)). I expect
there are older still. I care about age because at some point my
validations on age will fail.

Colin

Nope, got that beat. I’ll be 66 on Sunday. First code in 1970 in a
freshman Fortran class at ASU, but really learned logic as an aircraft
mechanic at age 18 in the Air Force. If you had a problem on the
aircraft that you didn’t know about, you used decision logic tables or
problem solution charts to find the symptoms and search for solutions.
Just a big nested if else statement.

Steve

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs