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Hi Scott, there's a lot of criticism of Computer Science in general and university degrees in particular. I saw a tweet from Yehuda Katz just the other day where he essentially said you probably shouldn't get a degree it's most likely a waste time of time, just build things.

Do you feel like there's a place for Computer Science degrees in the future and why?


I think there IS value in degrees...if not Comp Sci, any degree in general. I have a Software Engineering Degree (not CompSci, which is more theoretical). A (good) degree teaches one to stick with something longer than a few months, how to think, how to study, how to stay on task, how to solve larger systems, and how things all fit together.

I think the issue may not be with Comp Sci degrees but rather with BAD Comp SCi departments and lousy teachers.

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