Career Chats with Swyx and Randall

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Summary

Ever feel impostor syndrome because you don't have a CS degree? Philip Kiely joins Swyx and Randall to talk about 3 big misconceptions that people have about CS degrees!

Show Notes

Philip Kiely joins Swyx and Randall to talk about CS degrees, the myths around getting a CS degree and how to be successful in college.

- "Institute of Technology" vs "Liberal Arts"
- Hackathons to set yourself apart
- Writing externally to gain credibility
- Grad school? not needed - except for visas, research

Links
MIT's Missing Semester: https://missing.csail.mit.edu/
The Craft of Writing Effectively: https://www.robincussol.com/the-craft-of-writing-effectively-summary/
Georgia Tech OMSCS: https://omscs.gatech.edu/


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Speaker Links

- Philip Kiely (@philipkiely): Writing For Software Developers, Cold Email for Interesting People
- Randall (@randallkanna): The Standout Developer, The Standout Career
- Swyx (@swyx): The Coding Career Handbook
- Discuss this episode on Circle

What is Career Chats with Swyx and Randall?

Short, focused chats about developer careers. 1 topic each, selected from the best of our writing and thinking.