These are interesting times. The IT domain is now over half a century old and a lot of pioneering is now in the past. Software engineering has become a much more traditional job, and not just some hobby for the youngsters. As a consequence, the IT workforce is starting to show some grey hairs. Since software development is still a relatively young discipline, older (35+) developers often struggle with their plans for the future. How do they fit in with the younger generation? Will they be able to continue developing softeware until their pension? What are the prospects for older developers? Do they have to start looking out for a job outside the field? Or can they put their grey hairs to their (and their team’s) advantage? In my talk I explore these issues, show examples of older developers and how they did or did manage to stay relevant. I question the traditional Developer – Team lead – Project leader carreer path and show how Agile actually opens up a whole new set of possibilities.

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Rated 5

Marko Bozic at 16:49 on 2 Dec 2018

Really great speaker. Enjoyed listening to him few times during event.

I was mostly going to more technical talks, so this one was refreshing for me. Very interesting, bound to get even more relevant as time goes on and the average age of developers goes up. Some questions were left to ourselves to answer, which was the point. Enjoyed listening to the speaker on the Panel as well.

Rated 5

Milan Rasljic at 21:30 on 2 Dec 2018

Interesting, down to earth, smart, funny guy. With good points. Listened to him 3 times on the event. Like the interaction part with Kahoot on mobile.