Lee Packham

Software Engineer, UX Designer, Opinionated

Don't Bother With That Degree, Say IT Pros

Interesting tidbit posted by The Register last week. It’s a topic fairly close to my heart as I don’t have a degree. I do, weirdly, get asked about this quite a bit - “should I get a degree?”. If you think you should, you should. Don’t let any “IT pro” sway your decision.

This is especially important now that degrees are just so damned expensive. According El’Reg, you’re looking at £27k for your degree. Wow!

Personally, when I look at people’s CVs, the first thing I’ll do is Google them. Then, I’ll take a look at their Github profile. Then I look at their education. It’s important that if they did a degree, they did well - but it doesn’t matter if they didn’t do one at all.