Age boundaries

Are there any age boundaries for "excellent DBA:s"? :) Who will show up on this list?

Select name from master.excellent_DBA where age between @min_age and @max_age

I know there is a lower limit when you have no clue about SQL server and when you pass that limit you think you got a clue, but you're totally out in the blue. Then you finally pass the limit where you actually have a clue, but when do you pass the limit when you still think you have a clue but the "train has left the station and you still sit and wait for the train to arrive"

(passed the fourthies today and hope I will stay on top for at least ten more years)
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asked Feb 07, 2011 at 11:22 PM in Default

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@Hakan Winther, Happy Birthday, and may all the wishes and dreams you dream today turn to reality.
Feb 07, 2011 at 11:26 PM Cyborg

Happy Birthday Håkan! It must feel really nice to instantly transform from the young thirty-something guy to an older gentleman in his forties :)

Seriously though, I don't believe there is an upper limit. As always, it depends. If someone is still mentally sharp then age gives nothing but advantage due to experience. A number of years ago I worked in the small shop where Director if IT and DBA positions were combined and the guy who was our DBA/IT Director was 59. He was one of the most passionate T-SQL junkies I have ever known, always looking to expand his already more than solid skills.

Considering the "other team", one cannot help but notice that the best Oracle DBAs tend to be older, and usually, the older the better.
Feb 08, 2011 at 09:00 AM Oleg

Happy Birthday! I don't think @max_age <= 40, you still have years to learn and gain experience.

If skill is age-based in any way, I'm glad I still have five years to learn before I need to compare my own skills with yours. Though in five years time, you'll have five more years of experience. So I'll always be the junior developer compared to you...
Feb 08, 2011 at 10:19 AM Magnus Ahlkvist
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Happy Birthday!! I would say @MaxAge = 33 :-) I hope you guys are not going to kill me ...right ??

I don't think age is doesn't matter because there is no age limit for someone who love to do their job and as long as they enjoy their life.

Anyway.. you guys can be proud of yourself as you got so much experiences and how helpful you are in this SQL community ( asksql.com).
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answered Feb 08, 2011 at 07:58 AM

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