42, started in silicon valley, now in Colorado though its getting a little too crowded. May be time to move again. Led development on a couple of apps for some of biggest 2nd generation silicon valley companies despite not having any formal training. I did know the businesses we were developing for and I eventually learned how to manage different types of developers. Last app I led development on is AI backbone for a fortune 100 company. Like to lead the development until the products got so large that decisions were made by committee. Thats no fun. Currently running support operations with a small (I've learned smaller is better) global team, picking and choosing what we work on. Started with Civ 2, played 3 fanatically, burned out on 4 early, got hooked on 5 (after expansions), and am lukewarm on 6. I'm at the point I'll keep buying Civ just because of how they have managed the franchise as well as to keep communities like this going. Can't think of too many game franchises that have stayed as true as Civ. Probably one of the few people that appreciates their old school communication (or lack thereof) methods. Really not a fan of the "interact with the developers" trend. Even though I use mods sparingly, I am sympathetic to lack of mod tools as that covers the "we want" gaps and keeps the community vibrant.