At the moment, I’m working as a Supervisor/Key account Manager on a Major Airline in my Country. Always had this thing about programming, but never got the time to put into it. Lockdown has been crazy in my country. In fact ended about a few weeks ago, so i had lots of spare time to learn a lot. Started with the #100DaysOfCode challenge, did some 3D Modelling in Blender, Substance Painter, Substance Designer , etc.
I’m 37 years old, been working in the Airline industry for the past 12 years or so. Never limited myself to Customer Service, but also into the technical stuff of it. (Maintenance, Flight Dispatch, Load Manager, Flight Manager and tools there are used right there). In fact my brother works as a Technical Product Manager in one of the major DCS Companies in Europe. So got lots of tips and know-how things work inside software development in that area.
It seems Junior positions are kind of hard to find, even harder for someone at my age. Any successful history on someone like me who changed careers this later?. Should i focus on making a Portfolio with tools that will make things easier on my knowledge area? (Airliners, Customer Service, etc.) so I could take advantage of my know how in the industry not as a coder, but as a career enhancer?