Choosing The Adventurous Route: The Career Track For Non-Managers


If you’re committed to a lifetime of coding, how do you make the most of it?

Your training, experience, and passion are all in computer programming, but after a few years it can start to feel like you’re being railroaded into management, or out of the industry. Full-time programmers in their 40s or older are few, and the industry doesn’t reward long experience like it should. We can change this. We can find more creative ways to deepen our skills, get promoted, and expand our influence as coders for our entire careers.

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About the Author

Jesse is a Staff Engineer at MongoDB in New York City. He's the author of Motor, an async MongoDB driver for Tornado and asyncio, and a contributor to Python, Tornado, asyncio, MongoDB, and the MongoDB Drivers for C, C++, and Python. He and Guido van Rossum are coauthors of "A Web Crawler With asyncio Coroutines", a chapter in the "500 Lines or Less" book in the Architecture of Open Source Applications series. Jesse lives in Manhattan with his partner Jennifer Armstrong, and their Chinese dwarf hamsters Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper.