看到一哥们说，自己 30 多岁用业务时间学 web 开发，差不多两年半之后，失业了。然后去找全职开发工作，还找到了，年薪 80000 美元。入职的是美国一家非常大型的技术公司，做入门级软件工程师。这哥们说自己之所以能拿到这个薪水，是因为在与软件开发无关的其他行业工作了 20 年，有项目管理，领导力，演讲，时间管理等方面的经验和技能。
Hope for Older Professionals Getting into Software Development
I've been learning web development for about 2.5 years now, very casually. I was doing it as a hobby but also as a potential career change because I knew my industry was about to experience some hard times. Recently, the worst happened and I was laid off. While looking for other positions/organizations within my field of expertise, I also decided to look around in the software world to see if I could find an entry level position that would take a chance on me. Full disclosure: my web development skills are amateur. I've made a few sites and some single page apps but haven't touched anything on the back-end. I have a TON of learning to do and was hoping to find something in front-end development and was even prepared to take a pay cut to get into the industry.