The NoDegree Podcast – No Degree Success Stories for Job Searching, Careers, and Entrepreneurship
E164 | The Degree Myth Lessons from an Entrepreneur that Never Used His Degree–John Davenport
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He enrolled in college because his parents wanted him to. John Davenport got a computer science degree, graduated and got a job at a startup where he didn't even need his degree. Instead, he ventured into the world of software development.
Listen in as he tells Jonaed about how he learned software development on his own and how much he's learned from his business partner who doesn't have a degree.
(0:00) Intro: College wasn’t for him, but he enrolled in a computer science program because his parents wanted him to go.
(1:36) From rock bottom to self-taught success and how he doesn’t use his degree for work
(5:20) The fundamentals: how he taught himself software development and how you can too
(7:47) He became a software developer after the startup he worked for collapsed
(17:10) All the things he learned from his business partner that doesn’t have a college degree.
(22:59) Biggest lesson he’s learned from his business partner is that he needs to go out and talk to people to sell his product.
(30:16) Discussit: Creating a new software, selling it and all the challenges that came with it.
(37:09) The experience that changed his perspective about having a degree.
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