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Is it too old to become a web developer at 54?

I was planning to become an asp.net developer or flash developer. But job wise I wonder if I am not too old? How long will it take me to get there if I study every day 2 H? Also I only know html and some CSS. Thx.

Asked By: fredasita - 9/9/2007
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You are NEVER to old. My advice would be for you to get a domain and website of your own and start learning the ins and outs of those workings then gradually go a bit beyond the laid out plan of most and start slowly doing what you already know and build up with plain old hands on.
Answered By: Pojo - 9/9/2007
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You are never too old to start any new enterprise!
Answered By: DJ B - 9/9/2007
 
It is not too old at all for you to make a career change. I would recommend obtaining a degree or professional certification to make entry to your new career a bit easier.
Answered By: mikealao2 - 9/9/2007
 
54 is very young you have the whole future to explored.
Answered By: imsety - 9/9/2007
 
I'm almost 59, but I've been doing web development since 1994 and programming on a professional level since 1981. The main thing you have to consider is that some parts of the country are unabashed in their tolerance of age discrimination, and since NY is one of them (I've since moved back to MD), it's not just a red-... More
Answered By: Jerry M - 9/9/2007
 
Frankly saying, Age can't be a bar.......... if you work hard, and have a zeal to learn....... no one can stop you, its just a myth that you can't work if you are aged.... so need not to worry , do hard and you will be a developer.........
Answered By: voyejar - 9/9/2007
 
Here is a secret...can you see me? Now? Know how old I am? Of course not, and just about all the work of a web developer can be done just as invisibly. You will need to build up a portfolio of good work, so find some local non-profit organizations and do some really good looking free work for them that you can show... More
Answered By: ZORCH - 9/10/2007
 
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