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03-18-2013, 04:27 PM
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Anecdote: we have 5 employees. 3 of us code most of the time (myself included), 1 is the HR / accounting person, and one is the CEO (my business partner). 2 of the software guys never went to college. I studied communication. The accountant never went to college and is currently studying for a CPA at 37 years old. The CEO is the only formally trained software engineer with a minor in accounting, and he does neither (well, that's not exactly true, he does help code from time to time).

Our top-2, best 1099 software development contractors so far have been a hacker with no college degree, and a CPA with an accounting degree from Harvard.

On the other hand, I've employed 5 software engineering interns from ASU over the past few years, and none of them made the cut for full-time employment.

Funny how that works.

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