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Published: Jun 26 2012 / 05:16

Silicon Valley – and the tech world at large – like to complain about a shortage of programmers. Everyone wants the top 1% of developers and there just isn’t enough “talent” to go around. It’s a talent shortage, damnit, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Big companies poach each other, startups poach big companies, salaries rise, and if you’re a (preferably-young) developer with some years of experience and a good portfolio then you’ve got it made.
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Nick Brown replied ago:

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I don't believe I've ever heard anyone looking for a 'young but experienced' developer. And if they did, that would be technically illegal (age discrimination). Most are just looking at the experience level, it doesn't matter if that experience was built up hacking as a kid or working at a bank.

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a1programmer replied ago:

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"Generation Y" - Why do you feel so entitled ? Perhaps it really should be "Generation Why".

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