The work #2

Of the hundreds upon hundreds of programmers we’ve worked or spoken with in the past year, I can’t think of a single time when the existence or absence of a degree made any difference. Anecdotally, we’ve seen little correlation between being a good programmer and having a degree in computer science (yes, even when it comes to understanding stuff like the growth of functions or tail-call optimization). There does, however, seem to be a strong correlation between writing lots of code, loving programming, and being awesome.

— Nick Bergson-Shilcock



One thought on “The work #2

  1. Great quote! I think we all put too much emphasis on education, but it really has very little to do with our performance in life. Like Mark Twain said, “I never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Life is education!

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