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#1 furryhyena

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 05:57 AM

Yeah, here i am again haha.

 

Well, right now, you must be thiniking, too late to do what as a job?

And the answer is, well, mostly all computer related stuff, coding, programming ect ect.

I heard from someone, that in the computer business lets say, experience matters, so lets say if i am, for example, 23 and suddenly have the wish to learn some code and so on and want to do it as a job, i wont be able to, because there are other fellas who have been doing this for years and sooner than i have.

 

So yeah.

What's your opinion?



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 11:32 AM

It's never ever too late to learn about computers. Yes, many people will have more experience, but there's also sooo many computer jobs out there. In Canada, they're estimating that in the next few years, there will be more computer-centric jobs than people to fill them, on all sorts of different skill levels.  

 

Follow your interests, do what you like, otherwise you'll be older and bashing in your head for not trying earlier.

 

If you need any help getting started, tell me what you specifically want to learn about and I might be able to point you to some good resources.



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 12:24 PM

As long as you're willing to learn (and aren't completely technologically retarded) it's never too late. When I was in college (for videogame design) one of the people in my class was in her 60s.


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 05:00 PM

It's never ever too late to learn about computers. Yes, many people will have more experience, but there's also sooo many computer jobs out there. In Canada, they're estimating that in the next few years, there will be more computer-centric jobs than people to fill them, on all sorts of different skill levels.  

 

Follow your interests, do what you like, otherwise you'll be older and bashing in your head for not trying earlier.

 

If you need any help getting started, tell me what you specifically want to learn about and I might be able to point you to some good resources.

^ This very much.

 

Age is just a number. If you are 60 and willing to learn how to use a computer, I commend you. That's really admirable. Sometimes age + wisdom trumps youth because older people would be more mature and focused whereas a person in the say 20's still don't know shit about the world. Most 20 somethings I know still don't know what they want to do with themselves (myself included)

 

The older you get, the more goal orientated you are. You should know what you want, you have already been through the rough times. That's why I always wondered why my boss would hire the old fart over the spunky hot chick. He said the older gent would be more loyal, they have a family, the young girl would be more worried about getting drunk and only worry about herself.


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#5 furryhyena

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 01:00 AM

Thank you for your responses!

Well, i am 20 myself, but i keep jumping from 1 thing to another.

I keep going back and forward to this computer stuff!

But good to know that age doesnt matter and its never too late!

I have my own so called dream still to make a game of my own!



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 07:58 PM

Learning computer/tech related stuff is good for anyone of any age. Because there is so much to learn, and new tech is being developed all the time. Once you find someone you like doing, you can learn it and continue revising your knowledge and gaining skills as the discipline grows etc.

I've had more jobs than I care to name and spent too many years 'trying things out' before finding what I wanna do for the next  50+ years - So although I'm behind when it comes to years under my belt (when it comes to most uni students) I'm still confident that I can continue to get decent marks and hopefully find a sweet job making more money than I need =)

Good luck and all that.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:49 AM

Really get into the study of Computer Science! there are programs online supported by Microsoft called Visual Basic to make a program for free! Plus there are many other online options such as codeacademy or code.org to help you with the beginning stags of coding. in my opinion, start with JavaScript. learn how to make things functioning and show how text appear! It does take a while and from barely starting to move into this catagory of coding, its like learning a new language. As well developed as a 23 year old to get into coding may be the best time to start coding! Your mind is well developed to learn anything and make stuff happen along with what you want to go for in coding anything you want. It will take time but im most assure that it will be picked up quick. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me :D



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:52 AM

If you're also interested in computer game making. You should really look into JavaScript. It's one of the coolest ways in which I dont mind at all helping you with! As always, i'm here to help with any questions you have about coding :)

 

Thank you for your responses!

Well, i am 20 myself, but i keep jumping from 1 thing to another.

I keep going back and forward to this computer stuff!

But good to know that age doesnt matter and its never too late!

I have my own so called dream still to make a game of my own!



#9 Big_T

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 08:40 PM

Well, i am 20 myself, but i keep jumping from 1 thing to another.

Only just noticed this. Woops.

Please stop worrying about it. You're younger than me. Younger than a lot of people who're starting IT, coding, or anything else, too.

You're making us look bad. Cheers.

Just get into it, yeah =)



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Posted 14 March 2015 - 01:04 PM

Thank you 2 <3

But here is another question - if i plan to be a freelancer in a way, what code would be good to learn?

 

Right now, i have finished 1 course on codecademy but i have to get myself learning again, ahg!



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Posted 14 March 2015 - 01:39 PM

Depends on the freelance work!

 

I know a lot of people do freelance web design. But then you also get companies that hire freelancers for just one off ideas that they can't find resources on at the moment, like for instance, designing a script to do something.

 

So it's hard to learn languages that way. I'd say think about what you want to be working on in the end, and see what languages people usually use for it and go from there.



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Posted 14 March 2015 - 02:15 PM

When I was in college (for videogame design) one of the people in my class was in her 60s.

That is cool as shit.


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Posted 25 March 2015 - 09:46 PM

But here is another question - if i plan to be a freelancer in a way, what code would be good to learn?

 

Right now, i have finished 1 course on codecademy but i have to get myself learning again, ahg!

Web Design (in itself) isn't coding. Art students want to become Web Designers.  :lol:

Web Development is coding.

 

All good Web Developers are also Web Designers, but Web Designers aren't Web Developers.

... anyway ....

 

I posted this which could help with your decision on which languages to learn.

http://nerdforum.org...languages-2015/

As mentioned, it depends what you want to do. 

 

"EDIT: An article about a developer, working with designers at some company creating mobile services/applications, his experiences, and the whole developer/designer team thing, how it works etc. Sort of an interesting read.
http://www.zdnet.com...t-on-the-rails/

 

Go luck!



#14 furryhyena

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 12:55 PM

Thank you bud!

 

So far, i have started learning Javascript on codecademy, well, i seeme to understand it, at least i thought i did, one part of the course i am in right now is completely 0 man i don't know how to do any excersize maaan all i do is write down how others have done it...how depressing!