If you knew how to get the job done, the job was yours. Your age, past experience, and any other considerations were irrelevant. ‘Can you do it? Yes? Great, you’re the man/woman. Go do it.’
It was that sort of free-form, shoot-from-the-hip culture that allowed me to rapidly build my skill set from that of a hobbyist to a professional, and many of the things I’ve learned in my time there still serve me to this day.
— Daniel Simonton