re: Why I don't think a Degree is Necessary to Become A Developer. VIEW POST


Skilled developers are just too hard to find to worry about whether they studied Western Literature or Biology.

Sure, a college degree is an indication of persistence and determination. So are lots of things that don't take four years and cost tens of thousands of dollars that go to pay for other students' sports equipment and coaches.

I've worked with some computer science graduates who were insanely smart. They learned a lot in college. Nothing was going to stop them. They would have learned anyway. A lot of smart people come out of colleges, but a lot of smart people go in.

If you want to be a software developer, odds are that a college will sell you a very expensive combination of what you don't need and what you already have.

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