Who runs No CS Degree?
My name is Pete, I live in Edinburgh and I am learning to code. I often find myself looking for inspiration from coders who don't have a Computer Science degree such as people that have either taught themselves or have gone to bootcamps.
What is No CS Degree?
I love Indiehackers which interviews entrepreneurs who don't take venture capital funding. I decided I could replicate this but instead explore how makers and programmers have been able to succeed in learning to code with no Computer Science degree. So now I get to interview amazing coders which is a lot of fun!
The interviewees featured have a range of backgrounds and techniques to learning coding. Some have been to bootcamps, used online courses or just asked the internet for help. One thing they have in common is they don't have a CS degree and that hasn't held them back.
I think it is easy to procrastinate or give up when you are learning to code so I wanted to make this website to keep myself and other people going. Of course I think it is also interesting for people in tech with a CS degree to see how other people have taken different paths to be successful.
Can I advertise?
For companies wanting to advertise high quality, relevant products to coding learners, I have spots open either here on the website or in the bi-weekly newsletter. Send me an email to email@example.com
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How can I support No CS Degree?
You can also help support me financially either regularly or on a one-off basis using Paypal or Stripe. A reminder - no investors are backing this, it's just me.
How can I do an interview?
If you would like to be featured, please send an email with some information about yourself such as key achievements, how you learned, etc. Obviously the more interesting the better!
In terms of what "successful" means, you don't have to be Mark Zuckerberg or anything like that. If you've obtained a software engineer job, made a cool product or are just kicking ass in some way, please get in touch. A reminder - you must code yourself (hiring someone doesn't count) and you must not have a CS degree.
What are these affiliate links?
In order to help fund this website I use affiliate links. This means that when you click on a course link, I get a finder's fee for bringing you there. This does not cost you the consumer any more! It just means the product provider gives me a percentage from their end. The courses mentioned are all ones that come up organically from answers that coders provide. Some interviews don't have any affiliate links and that is fine as well.
What is your policy on cookies?
For European users, my website is GDPR compliant as I use an independent analytics service, Simple Analytics (another referral link) which does not store cookies to track users. It is a privacy-informed analytics provider. My newsletter is also GDPR compliant and if you want to stop getting emails there is a painless, one-click unsubscribe option in every email I send out.