I need help.
I started my career over 25 years ago as a programmer. Over time, I moved into business systems analysis, team management, and project management. I’m very dissatisfied with my work. I need to get back to hands on development and support. I live in Orange County, California.
To that end, I obtained a Masters in Computer Information Technology focused on OO development and database technologies (Oracle). I’m currently working toward becoming a SCJP. I already have an Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certification (OCA). But in the end, I’m still just an (older) guy with no recent professional programming experience.
How do I make this transition? What do I do to market myself and get a chance? I know I would be an incredibly valuable resource but how do I get the opportunity?
Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.