I am 37 and have spent the last 3 years learning Python and some C++. I am by no means new but not an expert either but given 1 or more or so years I am confident I will be pretty good.
I really wish I could had discovered programming when I was young but I never thought to even try it as I find I enjoy it and want to get work with it once I have gotten good in it.
I have not worked in the IT industry before but my biggest worry is my age. I know this industry seems to be known worldwide as an industry primarily meant for 21 year old young hotshot Uni grad's and that a guy my age will not even be given an interview much less a job. Many say to still try it but I worry maybe it will be all for nothing and I won't be able to get work with my programming abilities. And yes while its true you should do what makes you happy etc at the end of the day a man has to make a,living! I have food to put on the table and bills to pay so will this all be worth it?
What do you guys think? am I too old to get work? when is it considered too old in the programming industry to get a job? I am hoping to hear from people who know the IT/programming industry. Thanks.