Cyber Frontiers (Audio MP3)

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Computing Without the B.S. - CF050

This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim discuss the computing industry
without the bachelor’s degree (B.S.). We discuss the recently increasing trend
of major tech companies doing away with degree requirements for top software
engineering positions. We evaluate the pros and cons of university value
propositions, co-ops/work studies, internships, and apprenticeships and discuss
which jobs seem best tailored with-in the field for these backgrounds. As demand
for these positions continues to grow, we also discuss the ways in which the job
is evolving itself with the advancement of automation and cloud computing, which
is letting developers at companies focus more on core business systems and less
on infrastructure pasta. We wrap up with a quick discussion on remote desktop
solutions for the average guy in response to our listener questions received.