Recently, this tweet popped up in my feed and it got me thinking
Five years ago a well known person in the tech community & author of books you’ve probably read, spoke to a group of women just learning to code.
She told us that none of us would succeed in tech without a CS degree and all I want to say is, ‘Thank you for under estimating me’
— Ashley McNamara (@ashleymcnamara) February 28, 2019
Which led to my response.
I have a CS degree and while it has helped me in my career, what really gave me an edge was the desire to learn. That’s what got me my first job as a VB programmer, not the PROLOG class.
— Frank La Vigne (@Tableteer) March 1, 2019
Through a random (or synchronicity, depending on your point of view) series of consequences, I came across this video, where Tony Robbins explains that self-education rather than relying on “standard” education makes a huge difference in people’s lives. That video is below and there’s an interesting sequence about art improving people’s lives.
I found it inspiring and I hope you do, too.