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
- Nick Bergson-Shilcock, “The Path to Hacker School”
The blog post this quote was taken from.
- Nick Bergson-Shilcock on Twitter
- Recurse Center, New York (formerly known as “Hacker School”)
“…a free, self-directed, educational retreat for people who want to get better at programming”.