Well, I went to college, but my degree is in Liberal Arts (Classics). I started out going for a degree in Aerospace Engineering, but I switched course when I realised I already knew all the stuff they were teaching me in class and got bored.
I thought it would be a waste of all that college tuition to spend 4 years not learning anything, so I got a degree that I actually had to work for.
It didn’t actually hurt my career any. I’m currently a CTO.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Are-there-examples-of-people-who-are-self-taught-experts-in-a-scientific-technological-field-without-having-gone-to-college
Originally Posted On: 2015-01-30