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One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....
Jul 18 '05
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Lucas Raab wrote:
One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....

It's going to take a long time if we all just give single numbers.

From what I've seen at PyCon and PyGTA (and I *suck* at guessing ages,
btw), there is a large population lump in the late teens and early
twenties among the Twisted developers. IIRC there was actually a PyCon
survey that might have this information with *real* numbers. Theres a
good little bump among the scientific and core-dev peoples for late
forties and above (maybe those careers keep you flexible enough to try
new things? Maybe the projects are experimental enough that using a
"new" language isn't a problem?)

Beyond those groups, I would guess the average is in the early
thirties/late twenties, with most of the bulk from 25-ish through
33-ish. Of course, the "casual" Python programmer isn't likely to show
up to *any* Python-related event, and there are likely more of them than
those of us who've drunk the kool-aid. And as I mentioned before, I
suck at guessing ages...

It's so much more efficient to just make up the statistics.
Mike

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Jul 18 '05 #11
"Lucas Raab" <py*********@ho tmail.com> writes:
One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....


55. Wrote my first program at 16 (Fortran, punch cards).

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Jul 18 '05 #12
32 here ..... but my wife is 25 ;-) my effective age is 25.

Peter
At 08:20 AM 8/18/2004, Lucas Raab wrote:
One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....
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Jul 18 '05 #13
I am 24 years old!

Lucas Raab wrote:
One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....

Jul 18 '05 #14

Christopher> I'm 19. The only other Python programmer I know personally
Christopher> is 21. Congrats on discovering Python at 14; back then I
Christopher> thought VB was a godsend. ;)

Whippersnapper. .. At 14 I would have thought a computer was a godsend. ;-)

(I'm 50, btw.)

Skip
Jul 18 '05 #15
In article <jQ************ ****@newsread3. news.atl.earthl ink.net>,
"Lucas Raab" <py*********@ho tmail.com> wrote:
One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....


I'm 50, and have been programming since LBJ was in the White House.
Python is a real breath of fresh air, and I'm delighted that my employer
is letting me use it for essentially all my work.

Python fits my brain.

Dave
Jul 18 '05 #16
Gerrit Muller wrote:
how many teeners are still programming? Most teeners I know build
websites, but they don't program.


I turned 20 about 6 months ago and I've been goofing around with
Python for about 2 years. I'd also been programming in other languages
(like Basic :-) for a long time before that.

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One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
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Jul 18 '05 #18
Lucas Raab wrote:
One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....


43 (20 years a programmer).
Jul 18 '05 #19
> One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....

22....started programming with 15 (Perl) ...

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