This isn't an employment opportunity, this is an (undefined, poorly presented) opportunity for group development, restricted to an arbitrary age range for the sake of proving a point to... who now?
All the adults in the whole wide world?
Just the ones who stereotype teenagers as immature?
The lack of payment and the personal nature of this project means it belongs in the beginners section, or the lounge, if anywhere at all.
The fact that you aren't specifying what kind of software you are developing, and your (frankly unprofessional) rant featuring such catchphrases as "we can do a whole lot more than that shit" will make people hesitant to join, and it goes against the very point you're trying to prove (wisdom in spite of age).
Rephrase. Specify. Repost in the proper section.
One last thing. The time required to accumulate a sufficient knowledge of software development takes years. Any serious individual undertaking it as a career choice will likely be an adult by the time they know enough to get hired.
I'm 21, and the primary thing I know is that I know (relatively) nothing compared to the whole body of human knowledge on this subject. Most of wisdom is recognizing how little you know.
The few prodigies start young, at the behest of their parents usually, who are fully aware what children and teenagers are capable of.
why was he reported? for posting an opinion that doesnt agree with your own? i would like to agree with the whole years thing. im three years into programming and i can barely write my compiler. and the only reason i can kind of do it now is because that has been my main goal since i started programming and have been learning techniques towards that. i thought to myself the other day that it will probably take upwards of 15 years until i get to the skill level i want to be at
Sorry for the person who reported your, I respect you opinion and I actually meant to post it into the lounge forum but I forgot to recheck what I pressed on the drop-down list.
You also seem to be underestimating what a group of 10-15 year olds can do. Don't get me wrong here but I don't think many 10 year olds has made a decent virus scanner which I have. I just want the majority of the adults there to think that teens can do more than beg for a PS3
I just want the majority of the adults there to think that teens can do more than beg for a PS3
I feel like this is just ridden with availability bias. Anyone correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm fairly sure the large portion of adults already know and appreciate the potential of their children/other children. You'll certainly take some shit for begging for a PS3 (which might be what you're pulling your evidence from), but nobody is arguing that that's the only thing you're capable of. We already know that, so there's nothing to prove really.
Although I am all for starting a group and having a nice team project that's both fun and fulfilling. You're trying to prove something that doesn't need to be proved, though; your purpose is misguided, but your intentions are good.