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This is my anomymous profile that I am using to ask frank questions about the software industry and the software engineering labor market, without risk to my future employment prospects. I have been a software engineer since about 1989. Before that I was a digital eletronics engineer. I have two BS degrees, math and cs, from a flagship state university, which I began after the dot-com bust in 2002. I graduated first in a class of over 150, with a 4.0 gpa. I am currently unemployed and discouraged. Some days I am hopeful, others I am just bitter. Mainly I am trying to understand how the perceptions software engineering job availability and the realities of the same can be so starkly different.


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comment Is ageism in software development based on anything other than bias?
Well, I'm around the age of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs and our generation once thought we were the "front of the wave".
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