Is it ever too old to learn how to become a programmer?
I'm 30 years old going back to school for a 2nd degree in Computer Science. I will be transferring to my local state university this fall and would like to know if my age will be a factor when applying for internships.
I have already read a few threads about age and careers:
- Is it too late to start your career as a programmer at the age of 30?
- Does it matter that you started developing at 26?
While it is reassuring to know that people are getting entry-level programming jobs at 30+, what about internships? Should I even bother with bigger companies like Google, Microsoft, or Apple?
I know we have laws against age-discrimination but lets not pretend we live in a perfect world where everyone follows the rules.