On Thursday, 8 January 2015 at 11:10:09 UTC, Johanna Burgos wrote:
Your Track Record Degree in Computer Science, or closely-related
It baffles me that recruitment still works using this as a requirement. A CS graduate will never know any of these besides basic intro to C, C++, html, css, databases, and basic hardware-software theory... without self learning and practice.
I've never sat in a cs class for a second and I will be bored to death learning these stuff in lectures. I learnt them beyond the syllables years back on my own at a much quicker pase.
You become experienced and skilled when you're passionate about it. Its how I started from being curious about how software is made to a full stack generalist... knowing more stack than the above requirements.
You want skills not pedigree.