Seasoned IT Professional to Programming/Software dev career change
Has anyone been an IT Pro(sysadmin, networking, storage, virtualization, etc) and switched to coding after so many years? If so was mindset very different and difficult to adapt at 50+? I’ve heard on several occasions that entry level mature software developers find it more challenging to get hired because of ageism. Has anyone had to fight that battle? I’m a seasoned IT vet w/ 22+ yrs who’s taken time off to switch careers programming self learning in my early 50’s. I’d like to get some feedback.