Jack Dorsey says most of the best programmers are self-taught.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Learn to program.
Square CEO Jack Dorsey told venture capitalist Fred Wilson tonight at the NYU Entrepreneurs Festival that he believes the best programmers are self-taught.
In the keynote interview, Dorsey said that also relates to why he ended up dropping out of college.
"The reason I dropped out is because I was learning more with a higher velocity outside of school than I was in school," Dorsey said.
In response to Wilson's question regarding teaching kids how to code, Dorsey said that it's very important that schools teach students computer science.
"It definitely teaches you to think in a different way," Dorsey said. "A lot of people think about programming and engineering as this really mechanical thing. But it's an art form, as well. It’s another language."
Programming is a profession where a person can rise through the ranks without a degree.
It's not easy, but it is definitely possible.