Answer by Alexandr Wang on Quora.
I’ve been sitting in front of my laptop for a few hours writing an answer to this question. The short answer is that it’s not that different from being a 20-something working in Silicon Valley. Only a few years separate an 18 year old and a 21 year old, and in most respects, they’ll have a pretty similar experience working in tech. But, for this answer to be interesting and meaningful, I’ll mostly be focusing on the differences. Of course, I’ll be speaking from my own experience, which could be very different from other teens working in Silicon Valley.
As with most things, it’s not easily describable with the adjectives taught in school. It’s exciting, interesting, challenging, rewarding, confusing, and 20 other words I could rattle off to you which all seem meaningful and meaningless at the same time. But, bear with me, and…
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