Re: Think like a programmer
@kstaron, I think that the people I want to hire don't need a college degree to teach them how to code. A course in coding, perhaps, but they're going to have the basic intellectual tools to hang in and do a decent job as a coder just because that's the way they approach life.
On the other hand, someone who gets the CS degree "because the guidance conselor said the money was good," can get the sheepskin and the credentials and still be someone I want to avoid like the plague when it comes to hiring. Becoming a good programmer is about much more than just knowing the syntax of a language.