Is Software Engineering a long term career?

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00:00 – Intro
1:41 – Is Software Engineering a long term career?
2:40 – The Benefits of this career
03:19 – The Stability and Growth of the Industry
06:59 – Does it actually stay interesting for many years?
08:11 – Why aren’t there engineers with 20+ years of experience?
10:59 – What does it take to have a long career?
13:52 – Outtro

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simshadows says:

I've decided I'm in software engineering because I like being competent at using and building technology, but I don't want to stay forever. Hoping to transition back to physics/math later in life!

vit’s lab says:

How did you guys meet? Did you go to school together?

Rebels Developer says:

been 15 year i think. the corruption of idea is massive. new gen and old gen quite diff. Re-invent the wheel syndrome is all day.

033_Gaurav Patel says:

This was a great great informative video! Thank you!!

Just passing by says:

No offence but that's a silly question. Anything can last as long as you want.

Cotty says:

I really liked this topic Mayuko. Great video!!!

Amber Jin says:

Omg this video is so inspiring

Thriller MJ says:

No, in my opinion it's not good to have it as a long term career. I can't keep learning forever. I can't keep looking at the screen forever. I got into management even though I can get into development.
Main reason is health. It effects health – backpain, neck pain, and your body is effected in several ways if you work with computers for a long time.

I decided to get into management. I don't have the pressure of learning new technologies, updating skills, etc.

I have the freedom to read what I want to read. Software ppl have no knowledge of what's happening around the world, they are so boring coz they don't read anything outside their field. I didn't want that life.

Vignesh Patel says:

You forgot to cut at 8:14

Les Kfan says:

The position "Software Engineer" can mean many different things. In reality if you are a "lead software developer", you don't code much if at all.

Steven Song says:


What Daniel said is assuring. With AI singularity I thought demand for coders will lessen, but he's saying it will look different.

May says:

software engineering sounds cool rn as a 21 yr old but I feel like I'd have a midlife crisis at 40 and wish I became a doctor instead .

funsky says:

We always going to need software engineers as long as computers are around in retail and industry

Juan Macias says:

Man, I really just need to get my first job. Le sigh.

maria sitkovets says:

What Daniel said at the end was really thoughtful & important to hear

clash with rashed says:

Mayuko ur efforts are amazing, thank u !

Auchioane says:

Love you videos like always! Keep up the great content!

Sea Hawk says:

Since I was in 1st year college I watched your videos and it motivates me to keep my dreams alive, to become a software engineer. Now I'm graduating in BS Computer Science on August 18 and hopefully I become a Software Engineer soon!!

Haim M. Ben Haim says:

My question is if it's a good idea to be a programmer for 20 years or to save / invest at the beginning then you will be able to do whatever you want even to build your own startup.

Michael Shahin says:

Yooo shout out the iceberg + machine learning reference!

Jason says:


Dan E. says:

You have good videos, keep it up.

Islam Essam says:

Mayuko, you made me motivated to start this career, and now I am preparing for studying in USA

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