My bootcamp? I don’t have a bootcamp. I don’t even have any affiliation with any bootcamps. Yet you accuse me of being biased to promote this bootcamp I don’t even have.

The entirety of your comment, outside of the unnecessary condescension and insults, is that people who go to bootcamps somehow won’t be able to learn other stuff. Why, exactly, is that?

Are you saying that you can’t be a good programmer if you’re self taught? There are a heck of a lot of counter examples for this.

It’s also worth noting that not everyone has to be world class at their profession! Maybe they won’t ever learn the math or whatever to become great at machine learning and do advanced research. Fine. But instead they become a reasonably good front end programmer, making them and their employer quite happy.

If you think that all programmers must have a computer science degree, you are very much mistaken. There are lots of great — or just good enough — programmers from other backgrounds.

    Gayle Laakmann McDowell

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    Founder/CEO of CareerCup. Coder. Author of Cracking the {Coding Interview, PM Interview, Tech Career}. Consults on technical hiring and interviewing.

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