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Getting Old(er) in Tech: Staying Relevant



Don Denoncourt talks about how to stay relevant in the tech industry, ways to keep coding skills sharp, no matter how old we are, perspectives for technical growth and how to be a lifelong learner.


Don Denoncourt is Lead Code Wisperer at Corgibytes. He has been a developer for over 3 decades. He started as a developer coding RPG and Cobol on punch card machines. In the early 90s, he moved on to C and C++. In the 2000's he was wooed by dynamic languages like Groovy, PHP, Ruby and Rails. For a three year stint, he was a technical editor. He has published several books and hundreds of articles.

About the conference

Software is changing the world. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Oct 12, 2017