A reader named Jon shared the following story, which he gave me permission to publish:

I just wanted to write you a quick, long-overdue thank you. Four years ago, during my senior year of college, I realized I should have majored in CS. It would have taken 3 years to switch majors (from business) and get a CS degree, and I didn’t have the money to continue going to school past graduation, so I decided – based entirely on your posts about how you got your CS degree in 3 semesters) – to start a Software Development associates at the local community college while finishing my senior year of business school. After 3 semesters of 35-40 credit hours I completed that degree, just a few months after graduating from the other university, and I’ve been a full time iOS engineer ever since. While I know it was my own hard work and perseverance that got me here, it was you who originally sparked the idea and got me to think outside the box. If I hadn’t read your posts I never would have never even considered a condensed course load as an option. Those posts made a substantial impact on my life, and I really appreciate it.

Congrats, Jon! Nicely done! 🙂

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