age of Python programmers

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at
Wed Aug 18 16:15:36 CEST 2004

Lucas Raab wrote:

>One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
>Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
It's going to take a long time if we all just give single numbers.

 From what I've seen at PyCon and PyGTA (and I *suck* at guessing ages, 
btw), there is a large population lump in the late teens and early 
twenties among the Twisted developers.  IIRC there was actually a PyCon 
survey that might have this information with *real* numbers.  Theres a 
good little bump among the scientific and core-dev peoples for late 
forties and above (maybe those careers keep you flexible enough to try 
new things?  Maybe the projects are experimental enough that using a 
"new" language isn't a problem?)

Beyond those groups, I would guess the average is in the early 
thirties/late twenties, with most of the bulk from 25-ish through 
33-ish.  Of course, the "casual" Python programmer isn't likely to show 
up to *any* Python-related event, and there are likely more of them than 
those of us who've drunk the kool-aid.  And as I mentioned before, I 
suck at guessing ages...

It's so much more efficient to just make up the statistics.

  Mike C. Fletcher
  Designer, VR Plumber, Coder

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