Hello everyone! Glad to have found this great community here!
A little background, I have a cert in web development from several years ago which I aced every class, however couldn't find work at that time with such limited schooling. Every job asked for a Bachelors plus a large handfull of other programming skills I was lacking.
Now I'm looking at going for my full degree and considering software/JAVA programming as a major. The reason for my question here is that I've heard it may possibly be a difficult environment for women and older programmers, being a 'young man's' type of work culture. Not to say every company will be this way, but as a newbie 50+ woman when graduating will I be a guppy in a pool of sharks LOL? Is it really as bad as 'they' say? A woman friend of mine works in IT and has found it pretty tough. I'd hate to complete years of school just to find it an unpleasant worklife and have to change direction. Am I crazy to attempt to dive into this field or maybe this all is a bit overblown? I also don't want to miss out on a fabulous career due to faulty misperceptions. Can anyone speak to their experiences?
Thanks for any guidance you can give on this huge decision!