Monday, March 26, 2012

Lessons from Slashdot: Do You Need an IT Degree to Work in IT?

One of the greatest (and oldest) features on the famous Slashdot “News for Nerds” website is the Ask Slashdot section. It may have been the first example of online crowdsourcing. In any case, an Ask Slashdot question will get dozens or hundreds of answers from experts who know what they’re talking about, along with plenty of silliness. (The trick is to set your comment reading level to +3 or above so you don’t see the stupid stuff.) Today I’m reading a recent Ask Slashdot piece titled Finding an IT Job Without a Computer-Oriented Undergraduate Degree. I’m quoting a few of the highest-rated answers here, but you’ll learn even more if you read more than we have room for in this little blog. (Read the rest...)

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