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11 Jun Computer Science vs Self-Taught vs Coding Bootcamp (ft. Quincy Larson)

Quincy Larson is the creator of FreeCodeCamp.com, the #1 way to learn code for free. FreeCodeCamp is also the most starred repository on GitHub with 172k stars. The next most starred repo is Twitter bootstrap with 100k stars. Quincy has a degree in the liberal arts, and does not have a computer science degree. He is a completely self-taught coder.

(Note: numbers are at the time I created this video. Stars is the same as ‘favoriting’)

1:00 Who should/shoudn’t get Computer Science Degree?
2:11 Facts on Software Egineering & Computer Science Jobs
3:16 What to Expect on Computer Science graduates
4:19 Software Engineering VS Computer Science
6:45 Who should/shoudn’t go to coding boot camp
12:30 Who should/shoudn’t do self taught
16:29 Free Code Camp

Team Treehouse is a good supplement to FreeCodeCamp since FCC doesn’t have any lectures. This video isn’t sponsored by Team Treehouse, but I am an affiliate for them. Just by signing up for a free trial, you’re helping support this channel.

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    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Free Training To A Brand New High-End Career (limited time only 2018)

  • Grit
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Hey r u buddhist monk

  • Neil Azeez
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Am I the only one who found this guest boring and difficult to follow? I’m normally pretty good at getting career advice from your videos, but this guy for some reason just rubbed me the wrong way, I could not follow what he was saying at all

  • PitchesBeTreble
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    What about appacademy and lambda?

  • Elisante Japhet
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Great talk, from my views it always comes back to 1. being passionate and see how powerful programming or being a developer can be on making your ideas works through Technology. – It's is enough drive to get me back to my laptop and learn as much as I can from the technology and with a little I know.

    2. Time, money and freedom and do agree to Quincy Larson about that. Free state of mind is essential and at the same time, we all need the best foundation in order to be in the market.

    3. Should be fine. 😉

  • Electro Breach
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Elite Honesty on these two gentlemen here, the world need more people like this two.

  • Anthony Batista
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Has anyone here used lambda or know anyone who has? I'm thinking of going with them. They seem pretty low risk since you only pay them if you get a decent paying job

  • Jason M
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Hey guys! I'm curious to the whole self-taught software development thing and have a few questions. If there's someone here who is completely self-taught and has managed to find job opportunities…. I'll gladly pay you for a 30 minute skype call. Inbox me! 🙂

  • Warcraft 3: Reforged is announced!
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Half a million views and sound quality from hell :/

  • FlashOfLight
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    If it was 2016 or earlier, I would agree with this video. 2019 is much different than 2016. 2016 was the last year where zero experience could bootcamp/freecamp their way to a job. It's much harder now with all of the startups gone. Mid and senior roles we need folks bad. Don't follow this video anymore. Get a real BSCS with an internship during school.

  • Jerry Nix
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Do you think learning to code would be doable for someone that just uses the computer for basic things like web sites/platforms. I'm 44 and just didn't have a computer growing up so I never really got into them and have managed to do most everything I've needed on mobile devices. Thanks for your input

  • RTS Fancier
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Computer Science > Coding Bootcamp;
    Coding Bootcamp > Self-Taught;

  • kevin wang
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    if you don't have a computer science undergrad, would you recommend a comp sci graduate degree? Say 2 year Master program?

  • Tomekkplk
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Being 25 and wanting to get into software engineering, what’s your opinion? Computers have always been second nature to me and I have messed around with Linux and some coding here and there. Degree, boot camp or self learning?

  • Doug Callaghan
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Hello, what are the odds that a company would hire an older worker (40+) without a degree if they are sufficiently self-taught?

    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Degrees go deeper, but are usually (at least where im from) way WAAAAY outdated

  • Milos Krstic
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    IMHO One of the biggest advantages of self-taught devs is that they actually enjoy writing code. Most of the people I met going through colleague are just in it for the money. I was coding ever since I was 12 (turning 22 in a week now), and I really enjoy writing code. It's always interesting, it's always fresh and challenging, and you basically never stop chasing your tail. Majority of people just get a white paper with a red ribbon pass for high–paying jobs, but me learning coding was never so I could get a job. I might not be as technical and professional as those who go through 4 years of torment and terror to get a degree, but I have something I believe they never will, which will IMO put me one step ahead of them, in any situation.

  • Mark Gatongay
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Soo is part 2 posted?

  • TJ Mack
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    If you want to get paid from computer engineering, start your own bootcamp and charge a fee like the rest of them.

  • xamael1989
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Anyone watching this in 2019 I say all you need is courage and passion all I can is that programming is skill not a degree you might have a degree and still be bad Dev just work hard practise and emprovee constantly

  • AB-6798
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Can someone tell me the conclusion on bullet points??
    I really don’t have 18 minutes to watch it. Thanks..

  • Shadow
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Dont bust your ass working for a software engineering degree skip the engineering bs and just do a CS degree

  • Eric P
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    I feel there's more pride when you're able to teach yourself a quite complex skill and then use that to gain employmemt.

  • M B
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Has anyone ever heard of "At-Home Professions" for medical coding?? I cant tell if its a scam or not :/

  • kanna nayagam
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    you can't make something if you don't have any prior knowledge . let say you learn programming by yourself that great , because you are self discipline but you just one to get into get in this job to make money then sorry , you won't last even a day . Don't think getting a degree in computer science will make you next eion musk and mark zuck , the important think is you must . don't do something because somebody tell you can make money . mostly people on internet selling courses and themselves making money . computer developer is most stressful job , the more you paid the more you work . don't deceive or desperate to get a high paying job ,i have seen lawyers who hate their high paying job , where unpaid volunteers love what they do . when you see money you tend to want more and will never motivate to do your job until you get your salary . so my advice is do what you will do even nobody will pay you (this will give you a motivation ) .

  • Hekima Nash
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    I'm a self taught coder with 15 years in developing my own coding system. Math, measurement, O.S. Some of the videos are correct.

  • Catalysis
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    That thumbnail though

  • Filip
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Wtf are you talking about, it’s all about projects and what can you do in programming. Not about some degree and a social norm.

  • Blood in the Water
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    If you just want to be a programmer, there's no shame in not having a CS degree. If you want to get into or even just comprehend the more complex and difficult fields like advanced AI without a CS degree, good fucking luck.

  • RMAnimations
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    As an animator learning computer science at university, I want to know what careers I can work in the future that involve both animation and computer science since I absolutely love both.

  • Michael
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Just wondering, what does he mean by everyone who is "college age"? For example, I'm 26 and only have about 1.5 years of schooling so far. I'm almost done with my general ed requirements I just need a few more math classes and then I can finally begin my core curriculum. Should I continue pursuing my CS degree? I feel 26 is kinda old :/

  • Kevin Haggins
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Does anyone have problems with the free code camp, for some reason If I submit the test on the website nothing happens.

  • MichaelSayWhat
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    When Larson said "Self-learning is definitely something that should only supplement only a 4 years degree," does he mean by Computer science degree or anyone who has earned a 4-year degree? I for example earned a BA degree in Psychology but discovered coding to be an interesting field. I recently started freecodecamp and sorta hook on it.

  • TriniRobotics
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    There are computer engineering jobs mostly with embedded engineering. Check Microchip Technology, Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, Xilinx, Altera (Intel), etc

  • audrey reine
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    Would you recommend to get a computer science degree at a college or university?for someone who doesn't have a degree yet.

    Thanks !

  • Two Cents
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    I'm about to enter a community college. They offer an Associate of Science Degree in 'Computer Programming and Analysis'. The A.S degree offers career specific classes to prepare for immediate employment. Is associate of science good enough to get a job in web development or should I do an Associate of Arts Degree, take all the general education classes, and go on to a bachelors degree.

  • Adrian B
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    4 out of 10, ugghh 9 out of 10. :3 seems legit

  • dumbcreaknuller
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 June

    programming is very important. the politicians have been doing it for long time. the teachers have been programming the children and the older students. even when you get a job, you get programmed into a particular role playing script. even making a car takes a set of procedures to make and assemble and is a program. your parents programmed you from birth. they got programmed from their parents. our whole society is programming and sometimes we program each other. manipulation is a form of hacking where we try to change someones instructions into a different pattern. even when we wathc movies, the content will so some reprogramming of your way of thinking of stuff. we all foollow procedures for everythign we do just like computer do line by line.