You’ll hear this a lot in blockchain circles now.
“Smart but young.”
“They don’t have much blockchain or tech experience.”
“Their background isn’t impressive.”
“They haven’t worked for an all-star company.”
“Nobody important has invested in them.”
I used to hear the same when I started working with WordPress, which just had its birthday, 15 years ago. Before I became a certified, legit, Automattic engineer and an untouchable, I worked for over a decade pushing through this Little to no Experience tag.
If you’re new to a technology ignore anyone who tells you that you’re too new and lack experience. It’s their way of making themselves feel better about the things they’ve done or may have also missed out on.
Everyone’s green. Everyone. Embrace the feeling of insecurity and hunger before you become just another jaded professional.
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