[codecraft] Rejecting a candidate for over-qualification results in age bias

Michael Bar-Sinai mich.barsinai at icloud.com
Sat Oct 14 15:11:10 EDT 2017

Some good points there. It's funny how, as a profession, we don't consider experience to be very important. Seems like something around "5 years" is the best amount of experience to have, and after that it becomes a burden. As if programming in VB6 can't teach you important lessons for writing Scala code. As if it's all about writing the code, not thinking up solutions.

> On 14 Oct 2017, at 4:33, Philip Durbin <philipdurbin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good food for thought:
> https://www.facebook.com/notes/kent-beck/over-qualification-wut/1671791376187053/ <https://www.facebook.com/notes/kent-beck/over-qualification-wut/1671791376187053/>
> "My father spent from 57 to 83 on his five acres on a hilltop. He puttered in his ham shack. He ran for county planning commissioner and lost. He cared for my aging mother. He never wrote another line of code."
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