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Discussion on: How I Became a Professional Developer and Built My Dream Career with No Formal Education and No Professional Experience

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Ken Rogers Author

The fact that what works for one person may not work for another is the exact reason these "diatribes" exist. When something like getting a college degree is almost universally accepted to be a better choice than not getting a degree, I think it's important to highlight the fact that there are other ways and getting a degree may not be a good decision for a lot of people.

You bring up a good point though about potentially coming across as thinking everyone should do what I did, so I amended my post to reflect that that is not my intention and that this is only one of many potential paths to success.

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Doug

The demand for technical talent has made many companies re-think their bias toward only hiring college grads. Besides, once one has been working in the field for more than a few years, where you got your chops doesn't matter nearly as much as whether you've kept up.

Good read, thanks.