yes, you need a degree. it is a basic requirement before you get interviewed, and especially you work overseas, your degree is required to apply for working visa.
There are definitely certain edge cases and contexts where a degree makes sense such as overseas visas and such. The points made here are right for most people, but not everyone.
The fact that it's a basic requirement before getting interviewed is only true for some companies, and 99/100 times that requirement is there because unfortunately upper management are ignorant to the fact that we aren't in 1998 any more - in 2019, online learning can and has produced just as sufficient developers, designers as universities have.
Appreciate your perspective regardless - the oversea visa thing is a very good point.
I guess it depends on the requirements of the companies in your area. I know that in the UK where I am based you definitely don't need a degree for a career in the tech industry. Myself and many others are living proof of this.
It's only a matter of time before this becomes the standard opinion rather than the controversial ones and we will see only the companies that require a degree for an actual reason will be the ones that require them. Thanks for the input mate
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