Degrees for developers are worthless

It’s a minimum of 4 years of your life.

Very little of which you’ll actually learn how to code. The stuff you do learn will almost certainly be outdated. And, for your trouble, you’re going to fork over 5-6 figures for a piece of paper.

And, that’s IF you actually graduate.

And, don’t get sucked into the bottomless pit of parties and alcohol.

But, but, John… you’ll learn computer science at college.

Great. Take one of the many computer science courses you’ll find on online… many for less than 100 buqs. And, learn your precious computer science concepts. No need to fork over your left arm to learn that stuff.

It’s really not that difficult to learn.

But, but, John… hands-on learning and stuff?

Great. If you need that, then go to a coding boot camp and get even more hands-on instruction than you’d get at college for 1/10 the price. College is NOT the only place you can that type of training.

But, but, John… companies only hire developers with degrees.

Some companies. There’s plenty that couldn’t care less about your degree. But, do you really want to work for a company that cares more about your degree than they do what you actually know and can do?

That sounds miserable.

Why would you wanna work there?

Especially, when there’s tons of other companies who don’t think that way?

So, there you go…

To me, in this day and age, getting a degree to be a developer is completely unnecessary, a waste of time and money and the slowest, most expensive way to learn how to code.

Go self-taught, boot camp or both.

That said, I have a full curriculum for self-taught web developers that’ll teach you the fundamentals you’ll need in your career. And, you can take IT for free over on Skillshare. All the details on the curriculum and how to get free access are here:

http://johnmorrisonline.com/skillshare

Later,

John

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