I believe a passionate autodidact can go very far and much beyond traditional academy trajectory, as the hunger for learning endlessly abides.
In my very core of existence i am absolutely fascinated with technology, of all kinds, and so with the help of the great internet I taught myself how to code. I have been working over 4 years as a web developer, mostly on large scale backend systems but in my free time I develop mobile apps using hybrid technologies.
Salaries are great, job offers pouring down on me like men from the song "its raining men" by the weather girls.
Yet I quit my job, and decided to pursue academy as means of indeepening my knowledge in the field, improving math abilities and knit a network of brilliant engineers.
Would you do the same given similar circumstances? Or have you already pursued academy while being "settled" in the job market? Kindly share your thoughts :)