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koka282    412

I'm 15 Years Old 

Do I begin learning python late?

i want to learn python & web languages & Networking

i challenge one  he said I do not know anything

Laugh & was making fun of me

because i don't know in programming like him sad.png

maybe i shouldn't write that here

sorry

but i want to talk 

i will learn i want to be professional  

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koka282    412

i focus now on python i know that i have a dream i want to be  professional

&  when the one who Laugh & was making fun of me i was really sad 

but he know learned web languages only 

maybe i will take long time but in day i will be better than him smile.png

Thank you all for your reply

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SeanMiddleditch    17565

By age 15 there are already irreversible changes taking place in your body and even hormone shots will have limited effect in helping you become a Python programmer.


Thankfully there's a homeopathic cure involving triple-distilled spring water vapor that can reverse all these changes and put you right back to your prepubescent cognizance receptive state, but only if you never had a vaccination. That's how I managed to learn Perl. Now I wish I had been vaccinated against Perl.

Seriously, where did this weird ageist meme come from?


A lot of the engineering-types do start young and hold it as a point of pride (heck, I even do it sometimes, regrettably). Some of those people are ---- ****es and are dismissive to other people who didn't start as young (egos are dangerous things). This just means that those early-starter folks are terrible people to work with and not that they're super smart.

The ones who started young aren't necessarily any better, either. I learned more about computer science in 2 years of university than I ever did during my years in middle school (see how I just dropped that age reference in there? I promise not to be a jerk about it).

Some say it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill, but others note that's only if it's 10,000 _good_ hours of practice. Surrounding yourself with motivated and like-minded learners is a fantastic way to accelerate your learning far more than youth ever could.

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Gian-Reto    7068

What? No, of course not!

 

I knew nothing about programming before I went for my apprenticeship. I didn't understood OO Programming until my final exams with 21.

Still I am working as a professional programmer today.

 

I know some older guys that have learned programming when they were way over 40.

 

The guy that was mocking you was just full of it. And was making fun of you just to make you feel bad.

Don't listen to him. Learn programming in your own time. Take as long as you need to. You are still pretty young and way before most others.

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Misantes    2092

I started programming at 35 :P

Granted, I'm still super new to many things, but I think as long as you still have a brain and a desire to learn you're not too old :)

 

(Though posts like these are starting to make me feel frickin' ancient).

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_the_phantom_    11250

Seriously, where did this weird ageist meme come from?


I think people see the rare exceptions who have done super things by the time they were 18 and think 'oh, it is too late for me' because of that - its a fun human thing to compare ourselves to others and then get depressed/unhappy when we don't feel like we measure up.

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LennyLen    5715


I learned more about computer science in 2 years of university than I ever did during my years in middle school (see how I just dropped that age reference in there? I promise not to be a jerk about it).

 

Agreed.  I started very, very young.  I didn't have anyone to teach me though and for years the only language I had access to was BASIC, so when I finally did start to learn how to program properly, I had a lot of bad habits to unlearn.

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Nanook    537

I started when I was 25.. Studied for 3 1/2 years and have now worked for Cisco for 4 years.

 

Its never too late. Never let anyone push you down like that. Its just them showing their insecurities. Don't let it affect you. If programming is a passion for you you'll get good at it, just give it time :)

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koka282    412

I started when I was 25.. Studied for 3 1/2 years and have now worked for Cisco for 4 years.

 

Its never too late. Never let anyone push you down like that. Its just them showing their insecurities. Don't let it affect you. If programming is a passion for you you'll get good at it, just give it time smile.png

you are right :)

i will learn what i want 

python & web languages & Networking

i will be better than him ! :)

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hahajoker181    124

I'm 15 Years Old 

Do I begin learning python late?

i want to learn python & web languages & Networking

i challenge one  he said I do not know anything

Laugh & was making fun of me

because i don't know in programming like him sad.png

maybe i shouldn't write that here

sorry

but i want to talk 

i will learn i want to be professional  

 

Nothing is to late to learn and it is something that we would be doing in our lifetime. But simply to answer your question, there is no age limit onto when to learn programming; just need to have motivation and determination in achieving it. That is essential thing of  a programmer, is that they never set a ground rules and limits in when to stop programming as they would build more and more onto it. Python is a great choice for beginners, as it has a simple syntax and it helps you to get going. My tip is, always run your program! No matter how silly your program looks, always run it and see if is going to compile correct; one of the skills you want to pickup when you programming is the ability to debug your own codes.

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minibutmany    1998


I want i want to learn python & web languages & Networking,,,not python only 
that will take long time but no problem  

 

If you are very dedicated it might not take as long as you think.

I started programming when I was 12, and I am now 16.

In just 4 years I feel like I have come a long way.

 

Starting at 15, you will be way ahead of everybody else when you get to college.

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Chad Smith    1343

Not even close too old.  Matter of fact, I'd say you are at the perfect age too.

 

I attend a University and I remember in one of my first Computer Science courses there was a guy in his 60's coming back to school just so he could learn programming.  

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Alessio1989    4634

The real question is if you are too young (depends on single people disposition), really motivated and (most important thing) able to continue to be motivated... Oh yes, you need to know that you're probably going to make your mind irremediably insane tongue.png

 

 

As the wise Yoda says:

 

 patience-yoda.jpg

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