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Why did you study computer science?

  • 5 December 2018
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According to Computer Science Education Week, there are "570,926 open computing jobs nationwide" [in the United States] and only "49,291 computer science students graduated into the workforce last year."

Why did you study computer science? Did you take an introductory class in school? Did you discover the field of computer science on your own?

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I graduated college with degree on export management. I kind of regret that i didn't choose IT or computer science. I don't have another four years and money to pay for tuition fee again so I decided to study computer science on my own online. I'm not that expert yet but I'm happy that my studies helped me get into cloud computing career.

I'm so grateful that Coursera was founded to bring world class education across the globe!
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I imagine you're not the only one who feels this way, @Chuck. Great to hear that you found alternative ways to study and change careers.

If other people out there switched into computer science from another field, how did it go for you?