I’m continually blown away by the argument that years = experience.
That a developer with a resume of 15 years of projects can have that count as experience.
But a developer, with heart, passion and drive that has learned and built more in less than 3 because she has more curiosity for how things work, has gone beyond the projects she works on in the confines of her office to develop her own side-projects and start her own github forks.
Ask me which I would choose and I can give you my answer without a second thought – I want the developer who has done more in 3 what others patiently do in 15 because what she can do in 10 will be an amazing achievement… I want to be there to see it happen.
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