Programming becomes more and more popular as we go. Yet we still have few in the up and coming groups that are capable of building the very tools and systems we rely on. Why?
We'll explore the research on how programmers and programming have changed over the years, and more importantly how it has not. We'll dive into why old programmers are stigmatized, what we all can do about it, and how to see the extremely important value of experience and understanding, and the importance of the much larger group of us that will never be interested in attaining that depth. Everyone has a place, everyone a valuable work to be done, and it begins with our history.