Career advice for aged

i am 42 right now with no prior programming experience . want to learn coding and want to earn doing freelancing work in programming. Am i too late ? can i learn ? is there any scope ?

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Welcome to FCC community!

You are definitely not too old to learn. I have a day or two, or maybe several years on you, and just began learning coding. And, I love it!

You will find you have great support in the FCC Forum community. Everybody helps each other.
One thing is people do not, or should not , provide direct answers to lessons. This defeats the purpose of learning, and really cheats the person out of learning the code. But, you will find great guidance, especially, from some of the more experienced learners and the Leaders/Moderator, or FCC Staff.
No question is ever stupid, nor dumb. Code is not easy, but it is rewarding.

Happy coding!

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Welcome to the community :smiley:

Your never to old to learn.
I’ve seen posts by people learning in their 80s here on freeCodeCamp.

The community is full of people from all stages of life.

The hardest thing about learning to code is starting and being consistent.
It wont be easy… but the sooner you start, the sooner you will be able to do freelancing work :smiley:

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I’m in the same boat. Let’s not give up together.

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thanks a lot for your valuable advice
thanks

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sure will do and learn coding together

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thanks for valuable advice and feedback ,encouragement
thanks

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Welcome!

There are literally 80 year old programmers. There’s no such thing as being too old for programming!

Take these two examples:

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amzing stories
feeling blessed now

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You’re still young, so don’t worry about it, just enjoy the process :blush:

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44 here! Trying to learn as well… Still a lot of life to live, may as well learn while living…

Good luck!

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Thought I am the only one starting near 40. Glad to meet you all.

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I am in my 30. Let’s learn to code and become developers!

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Hi,

I just turned 44 and been going back and forth on the JS bootcamp for about a year. My existing work as an artist has slowed significantly in last year or two. Im really frustrated and worn out by being underpaid recently. It was ok for a while until midway through COVID, and then I decided to take my plan B of coding more seriously. Still not sure where Im going with it, but also hoping to find side work with this, if possible.

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Greetings!

Currently I’m 51, and 've been poking around here since 2016, when I was 44. Working on the tutorials at freeCodeCamp was the first step to eventually moving into an IT career two years after I started here. I have yet to work as a developer, mind you, but the critical skills learned from coding (applying logic, clear communications, effective online searching, consistently working on projects, etc.) are practical in a range of technology jobs, and not just to programming.

So yes, I believe you can learn some valuable skills, and no, you’re not too late. Best of luck on your coding adventures!

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I’m in the same situation! good that i’m not the only one!

I am from Nigeria and will be 73 years old on February 13th 2024. I am learning to code. Python - Pandas, Pygame, SQL, PostgreSQL. Right now I am working on Scientific Computing with Python. I am stuck on the first project - Learn String Manipulation by building a cipher Step 58. How can I get some help? I am confused. Please help

Hello

I was in my 50s when I started and am working as a web developer at a SaaS company in Berlin now.

Even when I had already been working in tech as a web ux/ui designer for over 20 years before changing careers: If I can do it, you can too!

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