I've been coding for almost 10 years when I started studying CS the first time. Having that much experience, I wasn't motivated enough to make my degree (had a good job anyway). A few years later I made a new attempt and it turned out that both, my experience from coding and from the first CS courses, were a big advantage.I learned and understood much more of the CS theory.
Don't forget: If you choose to become an IT professional, learning will never end. If you stop learning, you'll soon stop being a professional.
Agreed! I had a professor in college who said "There are developers with 30 years of experience, and then there are developers with 1 year of experience repeated 30 times."
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