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

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Michael J. Ryan

Just want to say, you'd be surprised what kind of equipment you can access, learn and work with. I worked on elearning software for the better part of a decade. I had to learn about aerospace equipment well enough to create simulated training software that accurately reflected the interfaces in use since you don't necessarily want a bunch of students working on multi million dollar equipment attached to jet engines while learning.

I also have no formal education beyond squeaking by HS. What i do, however, is read voraciously on technical subjects and can usually gain a solid grasp quickly. I always found school mind numbingly slow and boring. I don't think I'd do well in a university setting, and don't look down on those that need that kind of structure laid out for them. It's just not me.

You'd also by surprised how much you can learn and forget over the course of a couple decades.

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Natalia Venditto Author

Thank you for your input, Michael! There are so many possibilities and experiences and points of view, as there are people. And they're all very valid.

But I am glad you shared your experience and it even involves expensive equipment.

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