Is 30 really too old to start a career as a developer? No!

Is 30 really too old to start a career as a developer? No!

You maybe wondering if 30 is too old to become a Software Engineer. Well, the good news is no! And I can prove it.

On No CS Degree I share stories of self-taught developers and people who have learned to code at bootcamps. Whichever path you choose, it's certainly possible to become a Software Developer at 30 years old, 40 years old, 50 years old and beyond.

Cait became a Software Engineer at 30


Cait was working in corporate beer sales but was fed up with the constant travel and wanted a career change. She has money saved up so she went to a coding bootcamp and learned programming there. Today she works at the prestigeous finance blog, Motley Fool. She also works 100% remotely which means she can live where she wants and save money on transport and eating out.

Shawn became a developer at 30 and joined AWS


Shawn began learned to code with the free resource freecodecamp. From there he learned more advanced programming concepts at a coding bootcamp before joining Amazon Web Services as a Technical Consultant. He is also the author of the Coding Career Handbook (affiliate).

Danny Thompson was a cook before becoming a developer in his 30s


Danny Thompson was working in a fast food restaurant before becoming a developer. He learned with free resources initially before going to a non-profit bootcamp in Memphis. Danny has since become an in-demand speaker and creator with a huge Twitter following.

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Pete Codes

Pete Codes

Hey, I'm Pete and the creator of this site. I am a self-taught web developer and I'm based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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