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Discussion on: Can you become a successful software developer without a CS degree? My opinion

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dmcdivitt

Having no degrees and successful in many ways, I want to say academia provides an important need in society for research, tradition, formality, and focus not otherwise possible. If a person has the opportunity to attend, please do that. Not having the opportunity, or simply not having the guidance at that time in life, requires greater resourcefulness later. I feel a stigma for not having a degree, though Peter Jennings and Bill Gates lack that. With talent, intelligence, and knowledge of one's own capability, allow any dismissive attitudes simply say to avoid those people and work in a happier environment. Build a resume through contract work which works just as well as a degree.

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Chris Sederqvist

I'd go for the CS education for anything that could potentially affect the lives and health of others, directly or indirectly.

In today's society, that is pretty much everything, like medical equipment, technology assisted controllers in cars, engines, airplanes, satellites, boats, cranes, trains, traffic management systems, phones, pacemakers, yeah, a few things.
Basically, almost anything that is NOT a GAME or some kind of entertainment related stuff.

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Natalia Venditto Author

Thank you for contibuting with your experience!

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