[Ilugc] [OT] self taught programmers vs programmers with degrees
Senthil Mohan Murugaiyan
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Fri Jun 27 15:30:52 IST 2008
On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 1:20 PM, benjamin <benjaminrtz at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you are an employer, whom would you hire?
> Who Needs a Computer Science Degree When There's Wikipedia?
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It depends on the requirements. I would look for solid computer science
fundamentals which includes a very good knowledge of data structures,
different programming paradigms, the ability to analyse space and time order
complexities etc. Self-taught programmers may become very good at some
particular technology, but am very sure they would not have the requisite
knowledge on computing basics and fundamentals, because it's not something
very crucial for being a programmer. But how long is one going to be a
programmer? The skills I quoted become very valuable and crucial, once you
start moving up the value chain.
Back to you original question, the fitment depends on a set of requirements
for a particular position. I wouldn't really be deciding based on what and
how they have studied but based on what they have done and what they think
they can do(obviously they have to prove that during the interview)
my very humble 0.02$
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