Also: Could coding be the next mass profession?
Dudes, Tyler didn’t even attend high school. The only programming I’ve learned was when I finally got out of school. I’d say our current educational system makes it harder to learn to program (i.e. solve problems with logic, reason, and research.) because a) grades aren’t motivating b) money is and c) most learning is from screwing around, playing, which is definitely not something schools encourage.
It might even be possible to do more than just learn to code – but also to become an elite coder – without necessarily going to college. We are in the early days of teaching code as a profession. Most academic training is focused on teaching students theory, not practice. (One Ivy League computer science program only required one course where students actually write code.) Imagine if students who might not otherwise even attend college could become elite coders.